Speaking Engagement:

2013 Environmental Law Conference | Getting to Closure: The Need for a Paradigm Shift at Complex Water Contaminated Sites

Event Information


Friday, October 25, 2013


9:15 a.m.


Tenaya Lodge
Yosemite, CA

Sponsored By:

The State Bar of California Environmental Law Section
2013 Environmental Law Conference at Yosemite (October 24-27, 2013)



James L Meeder, Allen Matkins
Reed Sato, California Department of Toxic Substance Control
Alborz Wozniak, Veritas Environmental Consulting, Inc.

Presentation Overview:

Many groundwater contaminated sites in California cannot achieve cleanup goals such as water quality objectives because they are impacted with recalcitrant toxic chemicals, or they are mired in litigation involving recalcitrant responsible parties causing cleanup delays for years, possibly decades. This panel will explore what the remediation industry has learned about the behavior of these chemicals and ways to manage them, and will also explore the regulatory and legal aspects of developing decision-making frameworks to achieve site closure and final agreements at contaminated sites. Case studies will be used to illustrate the varying magnitude and nature of groundwater contamination.

For more information about the conference, please visit the State Bar website