2021 USWAG CCR Workshop Series

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - Session 1 - Webinar

Thursday, May 6, 2021 - Session 2 - Webinar

Thursday, June 3, 2021 - Session 3 - Webinar

Thursday, July 1, 2021 - Session 4 - Webinar

Thursday, August 5, 2021 - Session 5 - Webinar


The 2021 USWAG CCR Workshop will be conducted through a series of webinars, once a month, from April 8 through August 5, 2021. The Workshop will focus on CCR Rule compliance, groundwater monitoring/corrective action, impoundment and landfill closure, and other key issues. 
The CCR Workshop series including dates, times, CCR workshop topics and presenters, can be found HERE
If you are interested in attending the USWAG CCR workshop webinar sessions, please register HERE.  
Registration Fees 
USWAG Member - Free 
USWAG Affiliate - Free 
Non-Member - $150 (for the entire series)

A separate webinar link will be sent to registrants a week before each session.

Slide Presentations

Session 1 - The Concrete Dewatering Tank – A Lower-cost Solution to ELG and CCR Compliance (Garrett Smith and Scott Bryan, AECOM Tim Hamilton, AECI Sam Hill, Bowen)

Session 1 - Action Leakage Rates for Coal Combustion Residuals Surface Impoundments (John R. Klamut and Nina J. Balsamo, GAI Consultants)

Session 1 - Right Sizing CCR Landfill Cell Construction and Development (Ryan P. Hurt, Kevin P. Resnik, and W. Josh Duckworth, GAI Consultants)

Session 1 - Sustainable and Cost-Effective Alternative for CCR Beneficial Use (Marina Kozhukhova, Ramboll)

Session 2 - Remedial Planning Incorporating Geochemistry, Microbial Community Genetics, and Fate and Transport Considerations at an Inactive CCR Landfill (Rob Ferree, CPG; Ryan Fimmen, PhD., Geosyntec Consultants; Harold D. Register, P.E., Consumers Energy)

Session 2 - Groundwater Treatability Study Results – Getting the Chemistry Right (Jason Curtsinger, P.E, TVA, Scott Veenstra, AECOM)

Session 2 - Incorporating Adaptive Site Management into Groundwater Corrective Action with a Focus on Monitored Natural Attenuation (Eric E. Wallis, JD, PG & Lauren ParkerCollins, Southern Company Services, Inc.)

Session 2 - Impoundment CCR Characterization, Monitoring System and Planned Remedy (Ed Sciulli and John R. Klamut, GAI Consultants)

Session 3 - A Case Study - Bottom Ash Impoundment and Bottom Ash Landfill Closure at Great River Energy's Stanton Station (Kayla Moden, Ryan Shedivy, Craig Schuettpelz, Shane Stockdill, Great River Energy)

Session 3 - Pre-Design Bench-Scale Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Ash Pond Closure in Place Using In-Site Soil Stabilization (Marc B. Okin, CPG, NiSource, Jeffery A. Miller, P.E., William J. Haswell, P.E., Sonya Burns, P.E., Kevin Corcoran, and Julia Scott, Haley & Aldrich, Inc.) 

Session 3 - CCR Landfill Final Cover Test Pad - (Nina J. Balsamo, John Massey-Norton, John R. Klamut, Terry Queen, Charles F. Straley, and Mark R. Lehner, GAI Consultants)

Session 3 - Data/Quality-Based Geomembrane Field Seaming Evaluation for CCR Projects - (Evan Andrews, PE, Duke Energy Carolinas, Kenneth R. Daly, PE, Wood plc Environment & Infrastructure Solutions, Inc)

Session 3 - CCR Impoundment Clean Closure - A Case Study (Lara Zawaideh-Syrocki and Molly Reeves, HDR Engineering, Inc)

Session 4 - Selection of Groundwater Corrective Action, Laramie River Station (Kevin L. Solie, P.E., Basin Electric, Dennis P. Connair, P.G. and Gregg Somermeyer, P.E., AECOM)

Session 4 - Using the Geochemical Method and Advanced Geologic Conceptual Site Models to Effectively Demonstrate Alternative Sources of Appendix III (Boron and Fluoride) & IV Constituents (Arsenic, Molybdenum, and Lithium) - (Nicholas J. Tucci, Mark Miesfeldt, Charles Payne, and Scott Hensel, Haley & Aldrich, Inc.)

Session 4 - Attenuation and Source Zone Depletion of Boron from Coal Combustion Residuals in Groundwater (J. P. Brandenburg, Ph.D., P.G., and David Hagen, Principal, Haley & Aldrich, Inc)

Session 4 - Field and Laboratory Protocol for Monitored Natural Attenuation Demonstration for Coal Combustion Residuals Constituents in Groundwater (Jim Redwine, Dimitri Vlassopoulos, and Kristi Mitchell: Anchor QEA, LLC Greg Dyer, Greg Budd, and Lauren Parker: Southern Company Services, Inc.)

Session 5 - Phytoremediation Using TreeWell Technology: An Innovative Approach to Groundwater Remediation at CCR Sites (Herwig Goldemund, Ph.D. and Jim Linton, Geosyntec Consultants)

Session 5 - Challenges Using Data Generated by LEAF Methods in Risk Evaluations (Kathleen A. Radloff, Ph.D.,  Ari S. Lewis, M.S.,  Andrew B. Bittner, M.Eng., P.E., Gradient)

Session 5 - Problems with the Federal CCR Rule Groundwater Monitoring and Corrective Action Regulations and Possible Work-Arounds (Bob Glazier, P.G., Geosyntec)

Session 5 - Geochemical Explanations for Strong Natural Attenuation of Molybdenum, Selenium, and Lithium in a Groundwater Plume (Jacob Chu and J.P. Brandenburg, Haley & Aldrich, Inc)


Webinar Session Recordings

Session 1 - Thursday, April 8, 2021

Session 2 - Thursday, May 6, 2021

Session 3 - Thursday, June 3, 2021

Session 4 - Thursday, July 1, 2021

Session 5 - Thursday, August 5, 2021


Webinar Registrants

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

Session 5


Meeting Sponsors 


APTIMEnvirocon   Geosyntec  GolderHA      SCS Engineers   


There will also be virtual sponsor opportunities. For more information please reach out to Charnita Garvin at (202-508-5654).
If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact Charnita Garvin at 202-508-5654, Jim Roewer at 202-508-5645 or Koren Dixon at 202-508-5113.