ACLCA NSW AGM & October technical seminar

Please note that ACLCA NSW will be holding it's Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 30th October 2019. 


WSP - Level 27, 680 George Street, Sydney


Drinks and nibbles at 5.30 pm, and the AGM will begin at 6.00 pm.  


In addition to the AGM, we have also organised the following presentations for our members.

Topic: In-Situ Chemical Oxidation; Improving the State of Practice From Various Site Experiences - Brendan Brodie, ERM

Since implementation of the first In-Situ Chemical Oxidation (ISCO) projects in the mid 1990’s, ISCO has evolved into a mature technology here in Australia and across the globe. This presentation will explore a selection of advances and lessons learned during the completion of multiple projects both locally in Australia and globally. Methods of characterization, application and measurement of performance have resulted in innovation, creative experience and global collaboration leading to reductions in energy, cost and time while providing ever safer and successful implementation. It is expected that ISCO will continue to be an ever more important component of the remediation of sites for the foreseeable future. This success however, requires an objective understanding of both the benefits and the limitations of the technology.

Brendan Brodie is a Technical Director within ERM based in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.  He is currently undertaking a role in the construction, management and technical support of remedial projects and advanced assessment techniques for ERM’s Asia/Pacific clients. He has a total of 23 years in the environmental consulting and environmental construction fields managing projects including the remediation of fuel terminals and very large industrial sites, working in sensitive environments and the logistics of working in multiple international locations.

Topic: Towards the Development of an Australian Human Health Screening Criteria for TCE in Groundwater - Anand Chandra, Ramboll

Trichloroethylene (TCE, CAS 79-01-6) is a chlorinated solvent and is common in groundwater at chlorinated-solvent contaminated sites around Australia. Currently there is no TCE groundwater investigation levels (GILs) available in Australia for use during screening assessments, which is normally based on Australian drinking water guideline (ADWG) value. To remedy this, a draft GIL was calculated for the protection of non-threshold effects (0.3 µg/L) and for non-cancer threshold effects (0.8 µg/L) using the Australian framework for derivation. The derived values also account for inhalation and dermal intake during bathing and showering. The calculated non-threshold value incorporates the latest toxicological data and is amongst the lowest compared to those available internationally. Therefore, a revision of current ADW guidance for TCE may be warranted. The use of such a low guideline value may be complicated by limits on achievable LOR and the Health Canada value, which incorporates updated toxicity information may be the practical interim value.

Dr Anand Chandra is a is a lead consultant at Ramboll, leading the human-health and environmental risk assessment services. He has more than 17 years of consulting, regulatory and research experience in areas of environmental chemistry, toxicity and risk assessment. His most recent experience was with NSW state government providing human-health and environmental risk assessment services to the NSW EPA.


Registration Details

Register by COB Friday 25th October 2019.

Please register so that adequate catering and seating can be organised.

If you are registered but then unable to attend, please advise by email so we can cancel your registration. 

CPD Points: Members are reminded that attendance at our technical seminars counts towards CPD hours required by industry accreditation programs, as long as members register online and also confirm their attendance at the event.

Please ensure you keep a record of your registration receipt for this purpose. 

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