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Geosyntec Professionals to Present on the Vapor Intrusion Pathway for the Los Angeles County Bar Association

Ravi Arulanantham and Robert Ettinger (California) will present at the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) lunch program entitled "Dynamic Landscape of the Vapor Intrusion Pathway" at the Los Angeles County Bar Association in California from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on February 14, 2018.

Ravi Arulanantham is a Senior Principal Toxicologist based in California with more than 20 years of experience focused on risk assessment and remediation management. He is recognized as a leader in applying risk-based decision-making to the development of remediation strategies for environmentally impacted sites.

Robert Ettinger is a Senior Principal Environmental Scientist based in California with more than 20 years of professional experience focused on the fate and transport of contaminants in the unsaturated zone, including soil vapor extraction system design, vapor emission estimation, and subsurface contaminant vapor migration to indoor air.

Geosyntec's Adam King (California) was the organizer of the event. Other speakers include Sherry Jackman (Counsel, Greenberg Glusker Claman & Machtinger LLP) and Dr. Chawn (CY) Jeng (Staff Toxicologist, California Department of Toxic Substances Control).

LACBA was founded in 1878 and is one of the largest voluntary metropolitan bar associations in the country, with over 20,000 members. LACBA serves attorneys, judges, and other legal professionals through 26 sections, committees, networking events, live and on-demand CLE programs, and pro bono opportunities, as well as public service and informational resources. Their members contributes their time, talent, and experience to better the legal profession, the judicial system, and themselves.

Potential human health risks resulting from the migration of subsurface contaminants to indoor air, a scenario commonly referred to as "vapor intrusion," are common drivers for environmental site assessment, remediation, and case re-openings. Revisions to the State of California regulatory guidance for vapor intrusion studies are pending, and they may result in a significant increase in the number of projects requiring further evaluation and a substantive shift in the technical approaches applied at those facilities. Our expert panelists will present a summary of the current theory, policy, and practice surrounding investigation, risk evaluation, and cleanup/closure decisions, as well as potential vapor intrusion litigation issues. The panel will also discuss the implications of the evolving vapor intrusion scientific and regulatory landscape. A Q&A session will follow the presentation.

More Information

Learn more about the event at: Dynamic Landscape of the Vapor Intrusion Pathway.
Learn more about LACBA: https://www.lacba.org/.
For consultation regarding Vapor Intrusion, contact Adam King at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Learn more about Ravi: https://www.geosyntec.com/people/ravi-arulanantham
Learn more about Robert: https://www.geosyntec.com/people/robert-ettinger
Learn more about Adam: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-king-2864553/