EBC Connecticut Emerging Contaminants Program: Advanced Topics in Disposal and Decontamination of PCB Wastes


Date: November 7, 2019


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


Environmental Business Council of New England

Disposal or decontamination of federally regulated PCB-impacted wastes can be problematic because options allowed under the federal regulations (40 CFR Part 761 or TSCA Regulations) are limited, allowable options are not always available, and the descriptions in the regulations can be confusing.

Disposal of PCB wastes typically makes up the largest portion of a site remediation budget when PCBs are found in soil.  The focus of this EBC Emerging Contaminants program will be to discuss changes in the disposal market, how these changes are affecting remediation of PCB impacted sites, and to highlight alternatives such as:

  • Shortages of long-haul truckers are causing problems in scheduling transport of PCB wastes offsite and can lead to significant delays in projects. Planning for the use of rail transport from the beginning of your project can ease this problem, potentially lead to cost savings, and also provide a greener alternative to the trucking of wastes.
  • Thermal desorption of PCBs is a potential alternative to disposal that could allow for the reuse of the treated soil as backfill at the remediation site.
  • Disposal of metal with PCB paints at smelters is allowed under the federal regulations. However, the facility that can manage large amounts of metal does not exist and the scrap value of the metal is lost to the project and costs increases are realized instead as the painted metal is shipped to landfills.
  • For aqueous wastes generated from dewatering, the decontamination of water and proper discharge can be difficult to arrange and permit. Trucking water to decontamination facilities can be expensive, discharge to sanitary sewers can be limited by facility permit requirements and even pipe size, and discharge to surface water bodies may be your only alternative.

A robust panel discussion with the audience will conclude the program.

Final Agenda – Connecticut Program – Disposal and Decontamination of PCB Wastes


Program Chairs:

  • Malcolm Beeler, Team Leader, PCB Technical Lead, Weston & Sampson
  • David McCarley, Business Development Manager, Northeast United States, Clean Harbors

Speaker Agenda:

Setting Your Site Up for Rail Disposal

  • Ross Hartman, Executive Vice President, Strategic Environmental Services, Inc.
  • Pete Long, Strategic Accounts Manager, Heritage Environmental Services, LLC

Thermal Desorption of PCBs as an Alternative Disposal Technology

  • Scott Miller, Region General Manager, New England, Clean Earth

Disposal of Metal with PCB Paints

  • David McCarley, Business Development Manager, Northeast United States, Clean Harbors

Decontaminating Dewater Effluent at a PCB Remediation Site

  • Malcolm Beeler, PCB Technical Lead, Weston & Sampson

Following the Speaker Presentations will be a Moderated Discussion.

Attendee List

Jon Abplanalp, Resource Options, Inc., Vice President of Environmental
Sudip Bafna, Fuss & O’Neill, Inc., Associate
Stephen Beek, Con-Test Analytical Laboratory, Business Development Manager
Aaron Benoit, Con-Test Analytical Laboratory, Inside Sales Representative & Marketing
Melissa Bezanson, Stantec, Sr. Scientist
Matthew Calvert, Eversource Energy, Senior Environmental Specialist
John Carroll, BL Companies, Principal Environmental Scientist
Luke Chmielecki, ERM, Senior Project Manager
Jeff Choiniere, Eversource Energy, Procurement Agent
Dale Cross, Ramboll, Senior Consultant
Guy Dalton, GZA, Associate Principal – Office Manager
Michael DeBenedet, New England Yankee Construction, Chief Estimator
Hugo DelRosso, US Ecology, Senior Account Executive
Kimberly Ewalt, Charter Oak Environmental Services, CEO
Barry Giroux, GEI Consultants, Inc., Sen. Project Mngr.
John Goodno, Clean Harbors, Business Development Manager, Remediation Technologies
John Haas, Cascade Technical, Sales Specialist
Gary Iadarola, Eversource, Manager, Environmental Remediation
Joseph Johnson, Eversource Energy, Environmental Coordinator
Martha Lemmon, Marley Environmental, Inc., Principal
Tim Miller, Triumvirate Environmental, Business Development Manager
Nick Mucci, Clean Earth Inc., Bus Dvlp
Clare Olesen, BL Companies, Project Manager
Charles Riccardi, J.H. Maxymillian, Inc., Manager of Engineering
Cullen Roberts, Resource Options, INC, Division Manager
Ryan Vescovi, NRC East Environmental Services, Inc., Business Development Manager
Amy Voisine-Shea, Eversource Energy, Senior Environmental Specialist
Kaitlyn Weider, Eversource
Lynn Willey, Tighe & Bond, Senior Environmental Scientist, PG, LEP

The available presentations from the EBC Connecticut Emerging Contaminants Program: Advanced Topics in Disposal and Decontamination of PCB Wastes completed on November 7, 2019, can be viewed below.

Presentations – Connecticut Program – Disposal and Decontamination of PCB Wastes

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