Remediation Technology Summit

Kira LynchKira Lynch
Superfund Technology Liaison (STL) - Region 10
ORD - Office of Science and Policy


Ms. Lynch is an environmental scientist with over twenty years experience in environmental characterization and remediation. She is currently the ORD STL in Region 10 and is providing technical support on RP, Federal Facility, and Superfund lead projects. She has expertise in the characterization and cleanup of groundwater DNAPL sites. She is a member of the EPA Engineering Forum.

Prior to working for EPA Region 10, she served as one of the Army Corps Innovative Technology Advocates (ITAs) for ten years, and worked in the Quality Assurance Management Section (QAMS) for EPA Region 9. She has been involved in the design and evaluation of several Department of Defense Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) research projects and has served as an advisory committee member for the University of WA Superfund Research Program grant. She has been involved in the development of numerous EPA and US Army Corps guidance documents on environmental remediation and characterization. She has also been the author on several journal articles on cleanup approaches and the use of adaptive site management (Triad approach) to site characterization and cleanup.

Key Remediation Advances and What's Left for Us to Do?

This panel discussion will feature speakers with decades of experience in the environmental industry. The panelists will focus on key advances that the remediation industry has seen over the last twenty years and will also highlight remaining challenges (e.g., technical, economical, etc.) for site restoration. The panel will be moderated by John Edgcomb, a top rated environmental attorney in California. Panelists include Steven Shestag (The Boeing Company) and Brian Noonan (Anadarko Petroleum Corporation) who will provide site owner perspectives, Kira Lynch (U.S. EPA) and Dr. Gunarti Coghlan (NAVFAC HQ) who will provide a Department of Defense research and development perspective, and Dr. Peter Zeeb (Geosyntec Consultants) who will provide a practitioner perspective. A pending speaker will provide a regulatory perspective.

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