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WEDA Webinar - Development of a Guidance Manual for Determining the Environmental Suitability of Dredged Sediments for Beneficial Uses in the Great Lakes




Karen G. Keil, Ph.D.
Environmental Toxicologist
Buffalo District, US Army Corps of Engineers

Dr. Karen Keil is a regional technical specialist with over 20 years of experience working for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District.  As an environmental toxicologist, she serves as the senior scientist for the Corps of Engineers’ Great Lakes Districts on matters pertaining to human health and ecological risks from exposure to legacy and emerging contaminants in the environment.  Karen is currently the federal co-chair of the Great Lakes Dredging Team.

Facilitator: Kathryn Thomas, Vice President, ANAMAR Environmental Consulting, Inc.

PDH Credit:
A certificate for one (1) professional development hour will be available for all participants who attended this webinar or have viewed the webinar online. (Must be a WEDA member, Gov't Employee, or paid the webinar registration fee. Click here to pay the $25 webinar fee.)

Occurred on:
Friday, March 12, 2021
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST 



General Webinar Overview:  

The webinar will present the development of a new regional guidance manual for determining the suitability of dredged material for beneficial uses in the Great Lakes.  The manual is the first of its kind by the US Army Corps of Engineers, in that it focuses on beneficial uses of dredged material, in both upland and aquatic settings.  The manual outlines a risk-based approach for determining the environmental suitability of dredged sediments for a range of beneficial placement alternatives.  This approach supports and is consistent with the environmental regulations and guidance developed by US EPA and each of the 8 Great Lakes States, and was developed with their input. 

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