The Dextra Group
Kurt Batsel received his undergraduate and master's degrees in Environmental Engineering from the University of Florida. His career focus is on soil and groundwater remediation where he has extensive experience managing environmental projects, primarily involving the RCRA and CERCLA regulatory programs. He has worked with a broad range of site contaminants, and been responsible for planning and implementation of both in situ and ex situ remedial technologies in challenging environmental settings. He is employed as a Principal in The Dextra Group's remediation practice area, where he helps industrial clients effectively manage mid- to large-size remediation projects and optimize management of their remediation site portfolios.
PLATFORM PRESENTER - Learning More From Failure than Success: Can We Have a Do-Over?
Enlightenment Through Adversity
Complex remediation projects pose a variety of challenges that must be carefully navigated in order to achieve a successful outcome. This presentation will review some of the key factors that drive project complexity with discussion of lessons learned from a few particularly difficult projects involving thermal remediation, enhanced reductive dechlorination and in situ chemical oxidation. The focus will be on effective management of issues that frequently arise in dealing with complex geology, community interaction, remedial technology limitations, regulatory agency engagement, and coordination of multiple contractors working on a project. A framework for early identification of project risk factors will also be presented with suggestions as to how this might be used to promote a strategic approach to managing a portfolio of remediation sites.