CUPA-2019 Session Details

WHAT TO EXPECT IN NEXT BIG CA EARTHQUAKE; METALS INV AT FACTORIES
Thu, Feb 28    8am - 9:45am    25 of 100 seats available
TH-F1   Cleanup
Location   GRAND BALLROOM G/H
Credits      REHS: 2
   Objective
After attending this class, attendees will discuss technical challenges associated with so-called "ghost factories" and differentiating sources of metals contamination in surrounding soil. Additionally, attendees will learn latest California earthquake probabilities, probable ground motion, damage, and recovery challenges.
   Description
Elevated soil metal concentrations pose health risks and present cleanup challenges. Differentiating between potential sources of metals is necessary to avoid oversimplified conceptual models. We present environmental forensic tools to distinguish these sources. What should engineers, geologists, inspectors, and emergency responders expect and what should we be doing to minimize the impact of a large earthquake?
   Speakers
Keith Porter, University of Colorado Boulder
Drs. Lydia R. Dorrance & Adam H. Love, Roux Associates

   Presentation
What to Expect in the Big One
The presentation provides information on the probability of a large magnitude earthquake in the Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay Area, estimated damage, and actions that can reduce damage, injury and loss of life.
What to Expect in the Big One
Hear the latest California earthquake probabilities, probable ground motion, damage, and recovery challenges. What should engineers, geologists, inspectors, and emergency responders expect and what should we be doing to minimize the impact of a large earthquake?
Metals Investigations at Factories
The presence of heavy metals in residential areas surrounding current or former factories is a concern in urban areas throughout California and the United States. This presentation describes how these factories release heavy metals into the surrounding environment. It then outlines several environmental forensic tools, including site history, chemical ratios, and statistics, that can be used to assess various sources of heavy metals to residential areas surrounding operational, historical, or even so-called "ghost" factories.