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CleanUp 2017 Conference

10 September 2017 09:00 AM - 14 September 2017 05:00 PM
Crown Conference Centre, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Events, Conferences

CleanUp 2017  incorporating the 1st International PFAS Conference

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CRC CARE's 'CleanUp' series comprises the leading international conferences on contaminated site remediation. CleanUp 2017 will incorporate the 7th International Contaminated Site Remediation Conference and the first International PFAS Conference.

Per- and poly-fluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) are contaminants of emerging concern. They include the perfluorochemicals (PFCs) perfluorooctanesulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). These chemicals, found in some aqueous film-forming foams’ (AFFFs) used to fight fires, have gained recent global attention as contamination has been detected in areas near numerous fire-training facilities worldwide.

CleanUp 2017 will take place from 10 to 15 September 2017 at the Crown Conference Centre in Melbourne, the capital of the Australian state of Victoria. 

CleanUp 2017 major themes:

  • Emerging contaminants
  • Vapour intrusion
  • Chlorinated hydrocarbon contaminated site assessment and remediation
  • Fractured rocks
  • Dealing with mixed contamination
  • Innovative remediation technologies (in situ and ex situ)
  • Bottlenecks for remediation
  • Policy issues
  • Biochar
  • Heavy metal contaminated sites (with a focus on lead)
  • Regulatory, legal, corporate and social issues
  • Horizontal remediation

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The CleanUp Conference is a leading international conference series on contaminated site remediation, which is held in Australia every alternate year. The event last took place in September 2015 in Melbourne, and was attended by almost 700 delegates from more than 20 countries. Brownfield CleanUp China will be the first time that the conference has been held in another country.
Under the theme of ‘Brownfield Contaminants and the Environment Remediation in China’, Brownfield CleanUp China will focus on the nature, extent and severity of environmental contamination in each Province within China. One of the outcomes of the conference will be identification of the needs and priorities for contaminants research in China.
The conference is jointly organized by the Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE), the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS), the Chinese Ecological Restoration Network (ER-CHINA), and the Global Centre for Environmental Remediation (University of Newcastle, Australia).