William Cretens, President and CEO of IAI, is scheduled to present two technical papers at two separate national conferences in the month of February.
Bill will first present the paper, “Ashtabula River Remediation Combines Contaminated Sediment Removal with Navigational Dredging,” with co-author Paul Olander of J.F. Brennan Company at the Fifth International Conference on Remediation of Contaminated Sediments. (Mark Binsfeld of J.F. Brennan Company also co-authored the paper.) The paper highlights Phase II of the Ashtabula River Remediation project, which removed contaminated sediment from the Ashtabula River to restore depth in the federally-authorized navigation channel. The Fifth International Conference on Remediation of Contaminated Sediments will be held in Jacksonville, Florida, February 2 – 5.
Bill will present a second paper about the Ashtabula River Remediation project at the GeoSynthetics 2009 conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, to be held February 25 – 27. Bill’s paper, titled, “Geotextile Tube Dewatering Technology Utilized on Massive Scale in Ashtabula River Remediation,” focuses on the challenges of dewatering more than 600,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediments in geotextile tubes and how the remediation team accomplished this task successfully.