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Registration Now Open!! Triad Investigations: New Approaches and Innovative Strategies, Amherst, MA, June 10-12, 2008

January 29, 2008

The June 2008 national conference Triad Investigations: New Approaches and Innovative Strategies will include training sessions, workshops, and platform sessions focused on implementation of new tools, approaches, and strategies for hazardous waste site characterization, site remediation, and site redevelopment. Equipment demonstrations will augment the exhibitions to bring practical applications to the technical theory and case studies presented during the conference. The conference will feature cutting edge tools and techniques for sampling and monitoring related to real-time information, continuous monitoring, and long-term monitoring for site closure and stewardship. Best practices and lessons learned will be emphasized throughout the training sessions, platform sessions, and workshops.

Advancing Best Management Practices: Applying the Triad Approach in the Superfund Program

January 9, 2007

This EPA memorandum requests Regional cooperation in the Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation's (OSRTI) effort to expand the use of the Triad approach to save time and money in the Superfund program where appropriate. Specifically, OSRTI is asking each Region to name a staff contact to serve as the Superfund Regional Triad Lead, who would coordinate ongoing and future Triad efforts in their Region and serve on a new Superfund Triad Workgroup, and to nominate at least two Superfund sites at which to initiate use of the complete Triad process during FY 2007.

Uses of Spatial Analysis and Decision Assistance (SADA) Internet Seminar, August 15, 2006, 1:00PM-2:30PM EDT

August 8, 2006

Spatial Analysis and Decision Assistance (SADA) is free software that incorporates tools from environmental assessment fields into an effective problem solving environment. These tools include integrated modules for visualization, geospatial analysis, statistical analysis, human health risk assessment, ecological risk assessment, cost/benefit analysis, sampling design, and decision analysis. This seminar will highlight the tools uses, but is not a tutorial for the software.

Triad Cost Savings Featured in CleanupNews II

September 12, 2005

In South Dakota, during the fall of 2004, a Triad approach to characterizing petroleum spills was demonstrated at five different sites. The estimated characterization cost savings from the work was $109,000, and the resulting improvement in overall site characterization for the sites is expected to result in improved remediation performance. The results from this demonstration are described in further detail in an article in CleanupNews II (PDF file), issue 21S2, September 2005. CleanupNews is a publication of EPA's Office of Site Remediation Enforcement, in cooperation with the Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation, Office of Underground Storage Tanks, and Office of Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response. CleanupNews highlights policy developments, case studies, technology advances, new resources and publications, court cases, and more.

Triad Cost and Time Savings Report Available

September 6, 2005

A Cost & Time Savings page has been added to the Triad Resource Center to highlight the cost and time savings resulting from the implementation of a Triad approach to hazardous waste site characterization and remediation activities. The new page highlights the cost and time savings as documented in the Triad Project Profiles. These project profiles span a range of contaminants, environmental settings, cleanup activities, and regulatory frameworks.

The Triad approach can lead to cost savings and schedule compression in a number of ways. The types of analytics deployed as part of a Triad-based project are often significantly cheaper than their more traditional counterparts. Using real-time measurement technologies enables dynamic work plans, which in turn means that work can stay focused on project goals in response to real-time data. Because unexpected realities identified by real-time results can be addressed in the course of field work, the number of field mobilizations can be reduced, and it becomes possible to compress characterization, remediation, and closure activities into single field deployments.

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