Best of the Rest: EBC Emerging Contaminants Webinar


Date: November 7, 2023


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


Virtual Event

Information for viewing the webinar will be shared with registered attendees in a confirmation email.

Accessibility: EBC is committed to providing an environment that is accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you need a disability-related accommodation, or have other questions, please contact us at [email protected].

This EBC Emerging Contaminants webinar will offer an introduction to three Emerging Contaminants that are of increasing concern locally, nationally, and/or globally: 6PPD-quinone, microplastics, and harmful algal blooms (HABs).

Presentations will focus on recent research, risk, and laboratory analysis for these Emerging Contaminants. The webinar will also provide a regulatory perspective on the impacts of HABs and a legal perspective on Emerging Contaminants, in general.  We will also learn what a Nurdle is, so plan to join us!

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (2.5 training contact hours). Certificates are automatically provided via email link for registered attendees at the conclusion of the webinar.

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Speaker Agenda:

Toxicity of the tire-derived chemical 6PPD-quinone across fishes of commercial, cultural, and ecological importance

  • Markus Brinkmann, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Saskatchewan

DCR’s Role in Responding to and Managing Cyanobacteria Blooms in Massachusetts

  • Vanessa Curran, Assistant Director of the Office of Water Resources, Water Resources Scientist, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation

Microplastics Defined, Sources and Environmental / Health Effects

  • Gary Hunt, Vice President/Technical Director, TRC

Lab Perspective on Microplastics

  • Charles Neslund, Scientific Officer and PFAS Practice Leader, Eurofins Laboratory

Legal Perspective on Emerging Contaminants

  • Dianne R. Phillips, Partner, Holland & Knight LLP

Moderated Discussion 

Program Planning Team:
  • Susan Bator, LSP, Principal Environmental Scientist, GeoEngineers USA, PC
  • Nathan Eklund, National Specialty Sales Director, Eurofins Environmental Testing
  • Jeffrey Hershberger, Senior Hydrogeologist, TRC Companies, Inc.
  • Konrad Kulacki, Managing Scientist, Exponent

The available PowerPoint presentations from the Best of the Rest: EBC Emerging Contaminants Webinar can be viewed below.

Presentations – Best of the Rest: EBC Emerging Contaminants Webinar

EBC does not guarantee that each speaker presentation will be posted.

Webinar Recording

Registered Attendees

All registered attendees receive the link to the webinar recording five business days after the conclusion of the webinar. If you are a registered attendee and did not receive the webinar recording, please contact the EBC office.

EBC does not guarantee that each speaker presentation will be recorded.

EBC Members

The webinar recording is available to EBC Members via the Info Hub. If you are an employee of an EBC Member Company and cannot access the Info Hub, please contact the EBC Office.


Non-Members are welcome to register and pay the Non-Member registration rate to receive access to the webinar recording.

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