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Ten Years of Optimization of the Environmental Restoration program at a DoD Facility in North Carolina

Sponsored by: Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Denver Post, SAME Philadelphia Post, and US EPA

Archived: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
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The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Denver Post and Philadelphia Post along with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are hosting a series of webinars based on talks given at recent Design and Construction Issues at Hazardous Waste Sites (DCHWS) Symposiums. The mission of the DCHWS symposiums is to facilitate an interactive engagement between professionals from government and the private sector related to relevant and topical issues affecting applications of engineering and science associated with cleaning up hazardous waste sites. The symposiums also serve as a platform to facilitate the exchange of information, encourage dialogue, share experiences, and build and enhance communication among design and construction professionals.

This session will discuss the investigation and remediation of impacted media which has been ongoing at a DoD facility in North Carolina for more than 25 years. Since 2010, the environmental restoration program at the facility has been proactively optimized through the implementation of innovative technologies, focused treatment, and well-defined exit strategies to minimize remediation timeframes, reduce life-cycle costs, and to move away from long-standing pump and treat remedies-in-place and passive long-term monitoring programs. Technologies have included in situ aerobic bioremediation, in situ chemical oxidation, enhanced reductive dechlorination, air sparging, biobarriers, recirculation, bioaugmentation, and subgrade biogeochemical reactors for the treatment of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and chlorinated volatile organic compounds in a variety of hydrogeologic settings around the facility. This presentation will discuss the technologies and various application approaches, lessons learned, mass removal and resulting reduction in time to site closure, optimization, and overall cost savings for the restoration program.

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A photograph of Mike PerlmutterMike Perlmutter, Jacobs
Mike Perlmutter is a Senior Environmental Engineer with Jacobs (formerly CH2M) since 2003. Mike is located in Atlanta, GA and is a licensed PE in GA, AL, NM, and WY. He has twenty years of experience developing remediation strategies, leading the evaluation of remedial alternatives to meet site objectives, designing the selected remedy, and supporting its construction, operation, and data analysis. Mike has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and an M.S. in Civil Engineering from University of Texas at Austin.

A photograph of Monica Fulkerson, P.E.Monica Fulkerson, P.E., Jacobs (
Monica Fulkerson is a Senior Environmental Engineer with Jacobs (formerly CH2M) since 2006. Monica is located in Charlotte, NC and is a licensed PE in North Carolina. She has 17 years of experience and serves as a Senior Technical Consultant, Design Manager, and Project Manager, specializing in site management and remediation projects. Monica has a B.S. and an M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Virginia Tech.


A photograph of Jean BalentJean Balent, U.S. EPA Technology Innovation and Field Services Division ( or 202-566-0832)
Ms Balent is on the staff of the EPA's Technology Innovation and Field Services Division where she has worked to collect and disseminate hazardous waste remediation and characterization information since 2003. Ms Balent manages the Clean Up Information Network website and actively supports online communication and collaboration resources available to EPA. She formerly worked with the US Army Corps of Engineers Environmental Engineering Division in the Buffalo District. Ms Balent was also a member of the SUNY-Buffalo Groundwater Research Group where she constructed and tested large scale models of groundwater flow. Ms Balent has also conducted research relating to the Great Lakes, environmental remediation, and brownfields re-development. She holds a Bachelor's degree in environmental engineering from SUNY-Buffalo and a Master's degree in Information Technology from AIU.

Joshua Willard, U.S. EPA

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