Vapour Intrusion to Support Sustainable Risk-Based Decision Making

Summer Workshop 2017

Date: 21st June

Location: St George’s Hall, St George’s Place, Liverpool L1 1JJ

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9:15 am Registration, tea & coffee

9:40 am Chairs introduction * – Alex Lee

9:50 am The Importance of the Conceptual Site Model in Vapour Intrusion Investigations * – Paul Nathanail (Land Quality Management)

10:15 am What Can Go Wrong with Installed Mitigation Measures on Site? * – Jonathan Cundall (NHBC)

10:35 am Common Pitfalls when Sampling for VOC’s * – Neil O’Regan (Shawcity)

10:55 am Q&A

11:05 am Refreshment Break

11:20 am A Case Study Demonstrating How we Model Now Including the Effect of Capillary Fringe * – Tom Parker (Argentum Fox)

11:40 am Could Screening Distances & Biovapour Approaches be of Help in the UK? *– Matt Lahvis (Shell)

12:00 am What are the Options Going Forward – What Can we Learn from Australia * – James Lucas (EPG)

12:25 pm Q&A

12:35 pm Introduction to afternoon workshops – Geraint Williams & Theresa Cory

12:40 pm Lunch

13:30 pm Workshops – Delegates will be divided into groups to undertake workshops. Each group will have a facilitator and rapporteur.

  • Group 1: Conceptual Site Model – what are the data gaps/uncertainties and how can they be completed?
  • Group 2: Site Investigation – agreement on what does good look like, what stops us doing this and what are the benefits of doing it well?
  • Group 3: Risk Assessment – current data gaps/uncertainties and how they may be completed – petroleum and chlorinated
  • Group 4: Risk Assessment – how can we build and pragmatically consider incorrect installation of mitigation measures in our assessments?

15:15 pm Refreshment break

15:35 pm Workshop Groups report to meeting (10 mins per group)

16:15 pm Round up of the day and meeting close – Alex Lee