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We strive to always practice safe excavation. Our safety program certifies our commitment to the well-being of not only our technicians and clients, but to the community we work in.

 

Gold Shovel Standard (GSS) is a nonprofit organization committed to improving workforce and public safety and the integrity of vital buried infrastructure. GSS believes that greater transparency in all aspects of damage prevention among buried-asset operators, locators and contractors is essential to drive continuous improvement, and vital to ensure increasingly safe working conditions and communities

CEMS presents – Power Surge at Denver Sie FilmCenter on April 12

Colorado Environmental Management Society Networking Event: NOVA: Power Surge: Are we Finally on the Brink of a Clean Energy Revolution?

Can emerging technology defeat global warming? Are we finally on the brink of a green-energy “power surge,” or is it all a case of too little, too late?

From solar panel factories in China to a carbon capture-and-storage facility in the Sahara desert to massive wind and solar installations in the United States, NOVA travels the globe to reveal the surprising technologies that just might turn back the clock on climate change. NOVA will focus on the latest and greatest innovations, including everything from artificial trees to green reboots of familiar technologies like coal and nuclear energy. Can our technology, which helped create this problem, now solve it?

When: Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 (there will be no CEMS luncheon in April)
Last day to register is April 6th!

Movie Title: NOVA: Power Surge: Are we Finally on the Brink of a Clean Energy Revolution?

Times: Registration Opens at 5:00, 5-6:45pm Networking, Hors d’oeuvres & Cash Bar in the Henderson Lounge

Movie Start Time: 7:00pm Complimentary film viewing brought to you by CEMS. Panel Discussion: starting at 8:15pm

Panelists:
– K.K. DuVivier, Professor of Energy, Mining, and Renewable Energy Law at the University of Denver
– Ron Miller, Energy Industry Consultant with Reliant Energy Solutions / Reliant Midstream
– Kathleen Staks, Executive Director of the Colorado Energy Office
– Laurie Williams, Energy and Natural Resources Policy Advisor within the Office of Governor Hickenlooper

Moderator: Jim Marchiori, Executive Director of the Global Energy Management (GEM) program at the University of Colorado Denver Business School

Location: Denver Sie FilmCenter, 2510 East Colfax, Denver, CO 80206 http://www.denverfilm.org/filmcenter/denverfilmcenter/
(complimentary parking is available in the attached parking garage)

Cost: Cost: $20/person which includes hors d’ oeuvres and a ticket for a $5 drink or popcorn

LIMITED SPONSOR TABLES AVAILABLE: $100 and includes one free networking entrance.

Register Here

CEMS Luncheon – March 14, 2017

CEMS March Luncheon – Update on High Resolution Site Characterization (HRSC) Technologies, the New Optical Image Profiler Tool for Identifying LNAPL Fluorescence, and Implications for In-Situ Remediation – March 14 | COEMS

Topic: Update on High Resolution Site Characterization (HRSC) Technologies, the New Optical Image Profiler Tool for Identifying LNAPL Fluorescence, and Implications for In-Situ Remediation

Speaker: John Fontana, PG, President & CEO, Vista GeoScience

High Resolution Site Characterization (HRSC) tools used for environmental site investigation have significantly improved our ability to generate detailed Conceptual Site Models (CSM) that can be used to better understand subsurface contaminant distribution, soil lithologic and hydraulic characteristics.  Previously, some tools were available, such as cone penetrometer (CPT), that could push tools using static weight.  The advent of percussion hammer direct-push technologies created challenges for these tools.  CPT cannot be driven using percussion hammer rigs, but numerous tools have since been developed that can measure soil conductivity, VOCs, LNAPL and hydraulic properties.  These tools include the Membrane Interface Probe (MIP), Hydraulic Profiling Tool (HPT), Laser Induce Fluorescence (LIF).  More recently, more sensors have been combined into one tool, sensitivity has improved, and the overall robust nature of these tools and configurations have improved.   Digital data acquisition and output methods have also significantly improved the data generated by these tools.  The most recent advance in technology released in 2016 is the new Optical Image Profiler (OIP) tool, which maps the ultraviolet fluorescence response of LNAPL (fuels, oils, etc.).  This tool provides a response similar to the LIF-UVOST (Ultra Violet Optical Screening Tool) for petroleum NAPLS using the same principals of petroleum fluorescence, using different optical sensing technologies.  An overview of the current state of HRSC technologies will be presented with emphasis on the latest tools and developments, including a comparison of LIF-UVOST and OIP data acquired at the same site.    Examples of data applications will also be presented along with a discussion on how to apply the data to in-situ remediation applications.

John Fontana is a professional geologist with 35 years of experience, CEO and owner of Vista GeoScience LLC, and oversees services including High Resolution Site Characterization, Geoprobe® drilling investigations, Passive and Active Soil gas, and Clean-Inject remediation support services.  John recently served on the EPA Scientific Advisory Board to review the EPA’s ORD Assessment of the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas on Drinking Water Resources.  He has authored and co-authored over 80 publications, presentations and short courses at professional conferences and has chaired numerous conference sessions.  John holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology, Oceanography, and Physics from Humboldt State University.  He currently serves on the CEMS Board as Treasurer and is a member of numerous professional geologic and environmental organizations.

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REMTEC Summit – March 7-9 2017

The RemTEC Summit delivers a truly unique platform focused on advancing the environmental science and remediation industry. It is the place where you can hear essential sources of information on technology, application and policy impacting the restoration of contaminated sites from the world’s leading experts within the academic, regulatory and environmental-consulting communities.

Held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver:

700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202

Come visit our booth (#711) and check out our poster on the newest High Resolution Site Characterization Tools, which includes the Optical Image Profiler and detailed information on High Resolution Injection Technologies to Insure contact with Various In-Situ Amendments.

2017 February Remediation Workshop Events

Vista GeoScience will be hosting

Denver’s first Remediation Workshop of the year. 

Registration is free and lunch will be served.

February 21 beginning at 11:15 am

The workshop will be located at:

Holiday Inn Denver, 7390 W. Hampden Ave., Lakewood, CO 80227

Speakers:

  • Vista GeoScience: John Fontana – “High Resolution Site Characterization Tools for Conceptual Site Models and Remediation Design”
  • University of Tulsa College of Engineering: Kerry Sublette, Ph. D. – “Stable Isotope Probing and Molecular Biological Tools for Site Assessment and Remedy Selection”
  • PeroxyChem:
    Stacey Telesz – “Introducing Klozur® KP – an extended release ISCO persulfate reagent”
  • EnviroBlend:
    Derek Pizarro – “Dissolved Heavy Metals: In-Situ Stabilization and Attenuation Technologies Utilizing Granular Reagent”
  • AST Environmental:
    Mike Mazzarese – “In Situ Remediation Using Trap and Treat® Technologies”
  • Ivey International:
    George “Bud” Ivey – “Surfactant Enhanced Push-Pull Method for In-situ Remediation of Petroleum Contaminated Soil and Groundwater”

Register Here – Denver

We will also be exhibiting at the Albuquerque workshop, so stop on by and say hello.

February 23 beginning at 11:15 am

The workshop will be located at:

Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown Hotel 2600 Louisiana Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87110

Speakers for this event include,

  • Vista GeoScience: John Fontana – “High Resolution Site Characterization Tools for Conceptual Site Models and Remediation Design”
  • EnviroBlend:Derek Pizarro – “Dissolved Heavy Metals: In-Situ Stabilization and Attenuation Technologies Utilizing Granular Reagent”
  • AST Environmental:
    Mike Mazzarese – “In Situ Remediation Using Trap and Treat® Technologies”
  • Ivey International:
    George “Bud” Ivey – “Surfactant Enhanced Push-Pull Method for In-situ Remediation of Petroleum Contaminated Soil and Groundwater”

Register Here – Albuquerque

2017 January Remediation Workshop Event

We would like to invite you to meet us at the upcoming Remediation Workshops where we will be speaking the week of January 9th. We will be stopping in Dallas, Austin, and Houston on January 10-12th. Over 6,000 people have registered for our workshops in North America and there is typically a good mix of consultants, regulators, and industrial managers. There is NO CHARGE for attending. A hot lunch buffet is provided and you’ll also receive a certificate for 4 PDH credits. These are half-day events starting at 11 am for registration and lunch then, ending at 5pm with some after-hours networking.

John Fontana will be giving a talk at all three events! His presentation on

High Resolution Site Characterization Tools

for Conceptual Site Models and Remediation Design

will provide creative solutions to your site closure goals.

Other topics include Surfactant Enhanced Push-Pull, Chemical & Physical Stabilization, Trap & Treat Technologies, and Method 5035 VOC Sampling. To see additional presentation titles, click on any of the registration links below.

Dallas – Registration

Austin – Registration

Houston -Registration