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Course Name: Groundwater in Fractured Bedrock
Course Code: EW0108CA24
Date: March 27, 2024 (Check-in Time: 8:30 am)
Time: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Ralph Geiger Turfgrass Education Center, 20 Indyk-Engel Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08902 (Directions & Map to Building)
Parking is ONLY available in the gravel lot behind the Office of Continuing Professional Education’s building (close to Ryders Lane). Map to parking lot: https://goo.gl/maps/KXA9A8RVFmKZUEz79
Format: In person classroom course
Registration Fee: $315 per person
Multi Person Discount Fee: $295 per person (Save when you sign up with a colleague!)
Registration Closes: March 26, 2024 at 10:00 am
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This course focuses on practical aspects of groundwater in the fractured sedimentary bedrock of the Newark Group (Brunswick Aquifer), where thousands of sites have been impacted by industrial contaminants. Remedial activities at such sites are usually impaired by oversimplified notions regarding groundwater flow and contaminant migration, as well as by the use of inadequate hydrogeologic characterization methods.
New Jersey is a very geologically diverse region. Due to its wide range of geological characteristics, the content of this course will be applicable to environmental professionals working in other areas throughout the country as well.
- Dominant role of certain bedding fractures in sedimentary bedrock and harmful consequences of using inadequate conceptual models of groundwater flow
- Fracture flow basics and differences with porous media
- Plume delineation and CEA determination at fractured bedrock sites
- NJDEP’s technical guidance document on groundwater investigation in fractured bedrock
- How to conduct remedial investigations and groundwater cleanups at DNAPL and LNAPL sites
- Various conceptual flow models applied for groundwater in bedrock, and how their use influences apparent groundwater flow direction, velocities, plume delineation, and remediation outcomes at contaminated bedrock sites
Upon completion of the course, attendees will be able to properly investigate and apply improved understanding of the complex hydrogeologic framework present in sedimentary bedrock sites, which is necessary for the successful removal of industrial contaminants and complete remediation of impaired sites.
Who Should Attend?
Anyone responsible for the investigation and remediation of complex bedrock sites who is looking to improve their understanding of the hydrogeologic framework best used to represent sedimentary bedrock sites can benefit from this class. Past participants have included:
- Corporate Site Managers
- Environmental Scientists
- Industrial Groundwater Treatment Operators
- Laboratory Managers
- Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRPs)
- Project Managers
- Public Works Directors
- Remediation Engineers
- Water Quality Technicians
Meet Your Instructors
Richard Britton, P.G., LSRP
Richard Britton joined Matrix New World Engineering in 2018. As Senior Technical Director, Mr. Britton is responsible for technical leadership, mentoring, and direction on a company-wide basis. He has co-authored several publications describing innovative investigative techniques for bedrock aquifers that result in a more economical and efficient remediation approach. Mr. Britton works with attorneys as an expert on matters of cost allocation, liability, insurance, and remediation and has prepared expert reports for litigation on these issues.
Andrew Michalski, Ph.D., CGWP, P.G.
Andrew Michalski is a semi-retired hydrogeologist with more than 45 years of academic and consulting experience. In addition to publishing seminal papers on groundwater occurrence and movement in fractured bedrock of the Newark basin, Dr. Michalski developed practical bedrock hydrogeologic characterization tools based on his hands-on investigations of numerous contaminated bedrock sites. He received a M.S. in Mine Hydrogeology (in 1969) and a Ph.D. in Technical Sciences from Cracow, Poland (in 1974). He was a principal at Michalski & Associates, Inc. for 25 years. Earlier, he held senior technical positions with The Whitman Companies, TRC, and the Earth Technology Corp. He also taught an undergraduate hydrogeology course at Rutgers University.
James Peterson, P.G., LSRP
James Peterson, President of Princeton Geoscience, Inc., has 28 years of New Jersey site investigation and remediation experience. His firm provides borehole geophysical logging services and geologic structure assessments at fractured bedrock sites, to help consulting industry colleagues develop effective remedial programs. He has provided training to LSRPs and other interested consultants on the use of borehole geophysics to support site remediation.
“Very valuable information and knowledgeable instructors.”
– Nicole Maksymiw, Environmental Scientist, Environmental Logic LLC
Most useful aspect of the course: “The explanation of how fractures occur and impact the flow of water and contaminants.”
– Past Participant
“The entire course was extremely useful! Brilliant instructors! We are lucky to learn from the masters!”
– Past Participant
Continuing Education Credits
The Groundwater in Fractured Bedrock course is approved for 0.6 Rutgers CEUs (6 contact hours), as well as the following credits from professional organizations.
CT Licensed Environmental Professionals (LEPs): 6.5 CTLEP CECs (Course Number CTLEP 390)
NJ Certified Public Works Managers (CPWM): 6 Technical Contact Hours (Course No. DLGS-NJAES-8)
NJ Drinking Water and Wastewater Operators: 6 TCHs (Approval #01-040701-30)
NJ Health Officers and Registered Environmental Health Specialists (HO/REHS): Rutgers University, NJAES, Office of Continuing Professional Education has been approved by the New Jersey Department of Health as a provider of NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs). Participants who complete this education program will be awarded 6.0 NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs).
NJ Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRP): 6.5 Technical CECs (Course No. 2012-015)
NJ Professional Engineers: 6 Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) Credits
NJ Well Drillers and Pump Installers: 6 Technical/Industry CEPs (Course No. WP2026-003-6-0)
NY Professional Engineers: 6 PDHs (NOTE: This class may not be used to fulfill the land surveyors continuing education requirement in NYS.)
NY Professional Geologists: 6 PDHs
This course is eligible toward PDHs for Pennsylvania Professional Geologists.
No breakfast will be provided. Lunch will be available for pre-registered attendees only.
NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please alert us at least one (1) week in advance of the course start date so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We cannot guarantee accommodations for special requests made after that time.
Course Requirements and Policies
COVID-19 Mask & Vaccination Policies for Face-to-Face Classes
Registrants attending OCPE events are not currently required to wear face masks or provide proof of vaccination.
To continue to protect yourself and others:
- Masks are welcome.
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Cancellations and Substitutions
A $75 cancellation fee applies for this course. Substitutions are permitted. View our cancellation policy.
Attention U.S. Veterans
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Program Coordinator: Pamela Springard-Mayer
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