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PFAS: Managing an Unknown Future with Lessons from the Past


PFAS is the hot topic of the day, and we are confused and anxious. But we have been here before.

In the 1980s, we found chlorinated solvents in water supplies across the country. “Parts per billion” was the new state of the art, and we didn’t know how to clean them up. Love Canal became synonymous with environmental disaster and sparked the Superfund program. John Travolta was an attorney in a movie about trichloroethylene! We spent billions of dollars under Superfund and analogous State programs, contaminated and formerly contaminated land was unmarketable, and water supplies were tainted. Huge remediation systems were built based on poorly understood mathematical models. Most, by one estimate 80 percent, of the money went to attorneys. Maybe that’s why Travolta didn’t play a geologist or municipal engineer.

We don’t need to make those mistakes again.

Join Forester University for this live, educational webinar as speaker Dan Sola, Project Director at SCS Engineers, encourages you to take a deep breath regarding PFAS and walks you through what we know, what we don’t know, and where we are likely heading.

We will review the basics and examine successful remediation and risk reduction cases, look back at some past approaches and learn from those mistakes, and talk about how to critically evaluate all the technological ‘magic bullets’ that will inevitably emerge.

Sola’s goal is for you to leave the session with a deeper understanding of what these chemicals are, how they exist in the environment, what we know about cleaning them up, and how to think about a fiscally responsible management strategy in an environment of fast-changing regulations.

We don’t know everything…But we have been here before, and the bottom line is: the sky is not falling.

Learning Objectives:
By participating in this webinar, attendees will:

  • Analyze how remediation concepts and approaches have changed in the modern regulatory environment and how this applies to PFAS
  • Learn the basic chemistry of PFAS, the analytical methods, required QA/QC, and current limitations
  • Examine the basic fate and transport of PFAS in the environment and how it compares to other organic and inorganic contaminants
  • Understand currently known in-situ and ex-situ treatment technologies, why they work, and why other familiar approaches will not work

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Get the whole team trained! We offer additional savings if you register as a group. For group pricing information, contact us at

* Presentations are scheduled for approximately one hour with a 15-20 minute question and answer session to follow. Presentation may exceed scheduled time.
* Each state and certification agency has different requirements; it is your responsibility to know what they are. Note that 1 PDH = 0.1 CEU.
* Purchase of this course allows you access to the presentation(s) for 6 months from the order date.

December 18
11am PST / 2pm EST
Session: 1 H 30 M
Lectures: 1
Credits: 1 PDH / 0.1 CEU

On-Demand Webcast > Erosion Control ($79.00)


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