Carlotta Cellucci, L.G.
Restoration Project Manager
Naval Facilities Engineering Command
Carlotta Cellucci is a Restoration Project Manager in the Environmental Restoration (ER) program for NAVFAC Northwest, where she is responsible for the development, design, and management of projects involving site investigation, remediation and risk management at U.S. Navy contaminated sites. She has over 32 year of experience in both the private sector and for the federal government. Carlotta has specialized in the investigation and remediation of contaminated sites, interpretation of applicable regulations, regulatory project team management, and the mitigation of obstructions to environmental project completion. The project sites she has managed have included a wide range of contaminants and all types of contaminated media. Carlotta has a Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of Nevada and is a Licensed Geologist in Washington.
High Resolution Site Re-Characterization of a Former Landfill Site with Chlorinated Solvent Groundwater Plumes
High resolution site characterization (HRSC) has revolutionized site investigations. The collection of qualitative data is generally less expensive than collection of quantitative data. So, by initially collecting qualitative data at a site, project decisions can be data-based and costs can be limited. Quantitative data results can be used to direct the collection of quantitative data, reducing the number and location of samples required for site characterization. This project case study will examine the correlation between qualitative data results and quantitative data results obtained at a former landfill. At each stage of the investigation, data was obtained that informed refinement of the conceptual site model (CSM) and refined the investigation approach. Investigation methods were designed to build upon previous data, with qualitative data from tree core sampling, a geophysical survey and a membrane interface probe investigation used to locate qualitative data collection locations and appropriate placement of new groundwater monitoring wells. This case study illustrates how application of HRSC to legacy sites previously characterized with low resolution techniques can dramatically change the CSM, reveal hotspots and exposure points, and generate new ideas and approaches for achieving site closure.