EBC Connecticut Program: Contaminants of Emerging Concern – Update on PFAS


Date: June 21, 2018


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


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This EBC program on Emerging Contaminants of Concern will provide an update on the status of Per- and Poly-fluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in relation to site characterization, treatment and regulations in Connecticut.  The program will include a brief overview of PFAS characteristics, sources of PFAS, release mechanisms and environmental fate.  Presentations will include updates on the latest analytical methods, treatment options, toxicology/risk assessment challenges, and site investigation case studies.  A panel discussion will follow the presentations to discuss the opportunities that are available to identify, quantify, and provide treatment for Contaminants of Emerging Concern focused on PFAS.

Final Agenda – EBC Connecticut Program – Contaminants of Emerging Concern – Update on PFAS

Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (3.5 training contact hours). Please select this option during registration if you wish to receive a certificate.



Program Co-Chairs:

  • Elizabeth Denly, Quality Assurance & Chemistry Systems Director, TRC
  • Steven LaRosa, Technical Leader, Weston & Sampson

Speaker Agenda:

General Overview of PFAS

  • Elizabeth Denly, Quality Assurance & Chemistry Systems Director, TRC

Analytical Laboratory Consideration of PFAS

  • Brianna McLaughlin, Laboratory Supervisor, Con-Test Analytical

Short and Long-Chain PFAS Removal with Single-Use Selective Ion Exchange Resin

  • Francis Boodoo, Director of Applied Technologies, Purolite Corporation

PFAS Toxicology and Risk Assessment

  • Karen Vetrano, Ph.D., Risk Assessment and Toxicology Manager, TRC

PFAS Case Studies (Characterization, Treatment, and Fingerprinting)

  • Steven LaRosa, Technical Leader, Weston & Sampson

Attendee List

Aaron Astorino Blake Equipment Co. Water Conditioning Technical Support
Stephen Beek 39 Spruce Street Business Development Manager
Ted Begg Purolite East Coast Sales Director
Marvin Bellis Eversource Energy Senior Counsel
Dan Bellucci EBI Consutling Environmental Engineer
Nicole Bergman Alpha Analytical
Robert Bradley York Analytical Laboratories, Inc. Senior Scientist/Technical Director/CTO
Kevin Cahill Eversource Manager, Environmental Compliance & Performance
Ruthanne Calabrese TRC Sr. Project Manager
Brian Card RIRRC Director of Engineering
Tom Carney Charter Contracting Company, LLC Business Development
Nicholas Corso SGS AXYS Analytical Services Business Development Manager
Christopher De Carlo The Vertex Companies, Inc. Senior Project Manager
Hugo DelRosso US Ecology Account Executive
Megan Desrosiers Burns & McDonnell Senior Geologist
David Feinson HRP Associates, Inc. Senior Project Geologist
Theresa Ferrentino Con-Test Analytical Laboratory Business Development
Jim Georgantas Con-Test Laboratory Account Manager
John Goodno Contest Analytical Laboratory Manager of Sales
Samuel Haydock BL Companies Director, Client Relations and Bus. Development
Brent Henebry Fuss & O’Neill. Associate
Kim Henry Wood (dba Amec Massachusetts, Inc.) Senior Associate
John Herlihy Aquarion Water Company Vice President, Water Quality and Environmental Management
Joe Klimek Purolite Northeast Regional Sales Manager
Joe Landyn GWTT V.P. of New England
Greg Lawrence Phoenix Laboratories, Inc Assistance Lab Director
Douglas Liddell GES Regional Operations Manager
Marya Mahoney TRC Senior Project Manager
Scott Miller Clean Earth Inc. Regional General Manager, New England
Patrick Milmoe Waste Management Industrial Account Manager
Louis Muratore RED Technologies, LLC Vice President, Environmental Division Manager
Timothy Myjak EnSafe, Inc. Sr Project Manager
Charles Nicol Eversource Energy Sr. Counsel
Jon Schaefer Robinson & Cole LLP Attorney
Jeremy Thebodo Alpha Analytical Technical Sales Associate
Joseph Tota United Technologies Corporation Remediation Project Manager
Amy Velasquez RWA Environmental Compliance Analyst
Thomas Veratti Con-Test Analytical Laboratory President
Ryan Vescovi NRC East Environmental Services, Inc. Business Development Manager
Paul Woodell GeoDesign, Inc. Associate
John Yurgalewicz Whittemore Company Sales


The available presentations from the EBC Connecticut Program: Contaminants of Emerging Concern – Update on PFAS completed on June 21, 2018, can be viewed below.

Presentations – EBC Connecticut Program – Contaminants of Emerging Concern – Update on PFAS

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