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Chemical weapons, climate change, asbestos, and PFAS: Global forum to clean up the environment

Date: 4 September 2017
Category: News, Press releases,2017

Accredited media representatives are welcome to attend

700 scientists, engineers, regulators and other environmental professionals from more than 20 countries will be in Melbourne at the biennial CleanUp global forum.

Representatives from universities, government and industry will discuss all aspects of contaminated site assessment, management and remediation.

What: The 7th International Contaminated Site Remediation Conference incorporating the 1st International PFAS Conference

Where: Crown Conference Centre, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank, Melbourne CBD

When: 8:45 am Monday 11 September – 3:20 pm Wednesday 13 September 2017

Delegates will discuss some of the most pressing environmental problems facing the world today, including chemical weapons, climate change, asbestos, and per-and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). PFAS, found in some firefighting foams, have gained recent attention for contaminating areas in and around fire-training facilities worldwide.

Topics include:

  • PFAS assessment, remediation and management
  • Asbestos in soil
  • Green and sustainable remediation
  • Risk assessment
  • Assessment and remediation of contaminants
  • Prevention of contamination
  • Assessment, remediation and management of volatiles
  • Bio-solids and their application in remediation
  • Chlorinated hydrocarbon contaminated site assessment, remediation and management
  • Fractured rocks
  • Climate change and environmental remediation
  • Contamination from chemical weapons and unexploded ordinances
  • Emerging contaminants
  • Heavy metal contaminated sites (focus on lead)
  • Remediation technologies
  • Petroleum hydrocarbon contaminated site assessment, remediation and management
  • Emerging contaminants
  • Regulatory, legal, corporate and social issues
  • Coal-fired power stations: managing emissions and wastes.

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