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PFAS and Emerging Contaminants: Avram Frankel, P.E., Presents at Colorado Environmental Management Society Conference

This year’s Fall Conference of the Colorado Environmental Management Society (CEMS) is taking place on October 10, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado. Organized by Steve Brauner, Ph.D., P.E., of Integral Consulting Inc. (Integral), the conference will feature both local and national speakers covering a range of topics related to the future of environmental management in Colorado. Integral Principal Avram Frankel, P.E., will deliver a presentation titled “Perspectives on Emerging Contaminant Risk Management – the PFAS Example and Key Lessons Learned.” He will focus on perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as an example of a new class of emerging contaminants with unique characteristics from, but similar risk management challenges to, other chemicals regulated at part per trillion levels such as 1,2,3-trichloropropane. During his talk, Mr. Frankel will discuss the uncertainties of PFAS toxicology, a survey of domestic and international regulations (including an overview of regulatory status in Colorado), and evolving real-world applications of PFAS treatment technologies. He will also describe an example of a successful treatment application at a potable water wellhead in New Jersey completed under a settlement agreement.

William Cutler, Ph.D., P.G., and Alice Conovitz, also of Integral, will host a booth that showcases the firm’s services in site investigation and remediation; property transfer and environmental liability management; emerging contaminants; risk assessment and natural resource damage assessment; and litigation support.

For more information, contact Dr. Brauner at, Mr. Frankel at, Dr. Cutler at, or Ms. Conovitz at

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