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Welcome to the official website of the 12th Annual Salt Lake County Watershed Symposium, November 14-15, 2018!  Free and open to all, the Symposium encourages a comprehensive review of the current state of our watershed while creating learning and networking opportunities for a broad array of stakeholders. Sessions cover a broad range of topics on water quality and watershed issues with local, regional, and national relevance.  Hosted annually by Salt Lake County Watershed Planning & Restoration.

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Wednesday, November 14 • 9:10am - 9:40am
A National Priorities List Superfund Site in Our Own Backyard

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A National Priorities List Superfund Site in Our Own Backyard

The Veteran's Administration (VA) in Salt Lake City (SLC) is conducting ongoing research and remediation of local groundwater contamination. What was the investigative process that led to the SLC VA becoming the Potential Responsible Party and why did the SLC VA utilize a remediation strategy rarely utilized by other Superfund Sites?

Full Abstract
Tetrachloroethylene (PCE) groundwater contamination was first detected at the Mount Olivet Irrigation well in the early 1990s during routine sampling of their irrigation well. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Utah Department of Environmental Quality (UDEQ) conducted several assessments but did not determine the source of the contamination. Today, the area surrounding this well is on the National Priorities List as a Superfund Site. What was the investigative process that led to the Salt Lake City Veteran’s Health Administration (VA) becoming the Potential Responsible Party and why did the SLC VA utilize a remediation strategy rarely utilized by other Superfund Sites? The ongoing investigation of the PCE Plume potentially resulting from VA’s investigation gives important insight to the Red Butte Creek Watershed and how the complicated geology of the area contributes to the hydrology of the Salt Lake City Watershed.

Speakers
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D. Lynne Welsh

CERCLA Program Manager, Veterans Health Administration
VA CERCLA Program Manager – came to VA five years ago from Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. Held numerous positions over the 29 years at MDEP including 20 years leading Superfund investigations and 5 years as the MA Watershed Initiative Basin Team Leader for... Read More →



Wednesday November 14, 2018 9:10am - 9:40am
Lower Level - Ballroom C Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W 3100 S, West Valley City, UT 84119

Attendees (14)