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The courses are offered free of charge to all the registered participants to CEECHE 2006.

An Overview of Site Characterization and Remediation Technologies in North America with Relevance to Central and Eastern Europe

This course will start at 8:30 am on Sunday, October 22nd, with a discussion of Site Background, followed by Site Characterization, a break and then a discussion of the Conceptual Site Model in the morning session. The afternoon session begins at 13:00 with Soil Remediation and Technologies. After a short break at 15:00, we will have a final presentation and discussion pertaining to demonstrations and some examples of technologies that have gone through the EPA’S SITE program. The workshop will conclude with a discussion and question and answer session. The instructors have a combined 75 years of experience in risk assessment and risk management in Canada and the United States. The course will conclude at 4:30 pm. so that attendees may have a break before the evening welcoming ceremonies. Each attendee will be provided a workshop manual covering the PowerPoint presentations and additional material.


Gareth Owen

President GOwen Environmental Limited,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

David Reisman
Director, Engineering Technical Support Center,

Annette Gatchett
Acting Director, Land Remediation and Pollution Control Division,

Health, Humans & the Environment.

The course will be held on Sunday, October 22nd from 13:00 until 17:00. The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the interaction of genetics, nutrition and the environment on health. Information will be provided to describe the process where adverse health effects in humans are linked to chemical exposures. A brief overview of toxicology including pharmacokinetics, target organs and adverse effects of specific chemicals will also be provided. The material includes case studies of actual chemical exposures, biomarkers of exposure, and an overview of potential adverse health effects. The conclusion of the course is a brief discussion of the risk characterization process. The course will be of use to students interested in environmental health, as well as remediation scientists interested in acquiring information regarding the impact of the environment on health.


K.C. Donnelly

Professor, Department of Environmental & Occupational Health
Texas A&M; University System Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health.