PFAS Source Removal Objectives, Approach, and Challenges at a Florida Fire Training Facility
Olivia Cain, Environmental Engineer, Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.
Geosyntec is conducting PFAS assessment activities at fire training facilities in Florida. Results from the soil assessment at one of these facilities indicated concentrations were above the provisional Soil Cleanup Target Levels for direct exposure. Within 6 months, we prepared an Interim Source Removal Work Plan and implemented construction for one of the first source removals to address PFAS-impacted soils at a fire training facility in Florida. This presentation will discuss the objectives and approach for the remedial action and lessons learned during implementation including: logistical challenges and planning considerations; management of PFAS waste; challenges working at an active fire training facility; and dust monitoring and worker exposure assessments/mitigations.
Olivia Cain is an Environmental Engineer at Geosyntec Consultants in Clearwater. She has more than 4 years of experience focused on site assessment, remediation, emerging contaminants, and litigation support. She assists clients with the characterization and remediation of soil and groundwater contaminated with PFAS, chlorinated solvents, VOCs, metals, and petroleum hydrocarbons. Ms. Cain's PFAS practice includes the characterization and assessment of PFAS sources, including historical document review, identification of potential PFAS sources at and around sites, multi-media sampling, and assessing PFAS fate and transport. She has supported clients at over 15 PFAS sites, including 12 sites in Florida and over 10 associated with fire training and/or the use of AFFF.