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Characterization and Remediation of Fractured Rock:

an ITRC Training Program

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
4801 Rockhill Road

Kansas City, MO 64110

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Presentations from the Seminar Are Available Here


The Missouri Waste Control Coalition is proud to bring the Characterization and Remediation in Fractured Rock Team of ITRC to Kansas City, MO for this one-day seminar program. This program is presented by nationally recognized state and industry leaders in project management, remediation, geology, and hydrogeology.

Chemical contamination of the soil and groundwater frequently impacts the native rock formation underlying a site.  Because of the location and type of rock found in Missouri and the surrounding states in the Midwest, this can have a widespread impact on human health and the environment far removed from the original site impacted by the release.  Fractured rock sites have often been considered too complex to be remediated, so site managers often default to simply containing the contamination. This program provides a high-level introduction to the unique puzzle faced when investigating and remediating fractured rock sites. With the new strategies and technologies presented in this program, fractured bedrock challenges that may have prevented site remediation in the past are now manageable.

The program begins with a general discussion of fractured rock characteristics and a comparison of the conceptual site models typically associated with fractured rock and porous media. The program further introduces the parameters necessary for developing a fractured rock conceptual site model and stresses the need for an experienced multidisciplinary team to address the many challenges typically found at these sites.

This program details specific steps in solving the puzzle of fractured rock contaminant fate and transport, including:

  • Reviewing and refining the Conceptual Site Model
  • Defining the characterization problem
  • Identifying significant data gaps
  • Defining data collection objectives
  • Identifying potential tools for data collection
  • Developing and implementing the work plan
  • Managing, interpreting, and presenting the data

By participating in this program, you should learn to:

  • Use ITRC¬ís Fractured Rock Document to guide your decision making so you can:
  • Develop quality Conceptual Site Models (CSMs) for fractured rock sites
  • Set realistic remedial objectives
  • Select the best remedial options
  • Monitor remedial progress and assess results
  • Value an interdisciplinary site team approach to bring collective expertise to improve decision making and to have confidence when going beyond containment and monitoring — to actually remediating fractured rock sites.

Case studies of successful fractured rock remediation are presented to provide examples of how fractured rock sites can be evaluated and available tools applied to characterization and remediation.

Program participants are encouraged to view and download the associated ITRC guidance, Characterization and Remediation of Fractured Rock prior to attending the program.


Registration fee is $75 and includes the seminar, any materials, breakfast, breaks and lunch.
To register, click here.


8:00 am    Registration, continental breakfast

8:30 am    Seminar begins

12:00 pm  Lunch break (provided on location)

12:30 pm  Seminar continues

4:30 pm    Seminar ends


  • Naji Akladiss, P.E.
    Project Manager
    Maine Department of Environmental Protection
  • Michael B. Smith
    Waste Management Prevention Division
    Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Heather Veith Rectanus PhD, P.E.
    Environmental Remediation Market Segment
  • Ryan A. Wymore, P.E.
    Associate, Technical Strategy Leader
    CDM Smith


A block of rooms has been reserved at the nearby Embassy by Hilton Kansas City - Plaza, 220 W. 43 Street, Kansas City, MO at a rate of $129 per night. This includes a full breakfast and evening reception, as well as free wifi in the room. Hotel self parking is $6/day.   Check in time is 4 pm and check out time is 11 am.  The hotel will provide free van service to and from the Conference Center.

To make reservations, call 816-756-1720 by May 1st in order to ensure that you receive the rate of $129.

Booking Link: https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/es/reservation/book.htm?inputModule=HOTEL&ctyhocn=MKCWEES&spec_plan=CESWCC&arrival=20180514&departure=20180516&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT


Free van service to and from the hotel and the conference center will be available.

Shuttle service between the hotel and airport is also available. The hotel is approximately 45 minutes from the airport. Arrangements can be made at https://www.supershuttle.com/locations/kansascitymci/.  A shared van is $16.50 one way.  Cab service to the hotel ranges from $50-60.

What Is the ITRC?

The Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC) is a public-private coalition working to reduce barriers to the use of innovative air, water, waste, and remediation technologies and processes. ITRC produces documents and training that broaden and deepen technical knowledge and expedite quality regulatory decision-making, all while protecting human health and the environment. ITRC achieves its mission through its Teams, which are composed of environmental professionals, including state and federal environmental regulators, federal agency representatives, industry experts, community stakeholders, and academia. With public and private sector members from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, ITRC truly provides a national perspective.

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