You're Invited! -- 3-part Webinar Series on Technical and Legal Issues that Affect Coal Combustion | Blog

Posted 16-05-2017
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You're Invited!

Join Gradient and Invited Guest Speakers for a Three-part Webinar Series on Technical and Legal Issues that Affect Coal Combustion Residuals Management.

Webinar Series Summary: When the Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) Rule was promulgated in April 2015, it created new and far-reaching implications for the storage and management of CCR. Since that time, CCR disposal practices have been further influenced by a better understanding of the overall scope and costs of complying with the CCR Rule, recent legal rulings, and market changes related to coal-fired power plants. This three-part webinar series will explore the evolving technical and legal issues that affect regulatory compliance and environmental liabilities associated with coal-fired power plants and CCR waste management.
Register here for Webinar #1: "Insurance Cost Recovery for CCR Remediation and Waste Management Unit Closure"
Wednesday, June 7, 2017, from 1:00-2:00 PM ET


  • Kurt Herman, M.Eng., P.G., a Principal at Gradient, will discuss technical issues related to insurance cost recovery, including the state of knowledge with regards to CCR waste management practices and human health and environmental effects.
  • Andrew B. Bittner, M.Eng., P.E., a Principal Scientist at Gradient and a Professional Engineer, will provide insights into evaluating the timing of CCR disposal facility releases and the fate and transport of contaminants in groundwater, as they relate to insurance coverage claims.
  • David Elkind, a Partner at Lowenstein Sandler, will provide a legal perspective on key factors related to insurance cost recovery, with special consideration of CCR-related issues.
  • Ari Lewis, M.S., Gradient Principal and Toxicologist/Risk Assessor (Moderator).‚Äč

Gradient is an environmental and risk science consulting firm renowned for our specialties in Toxicology, Epidemiology, Risk Assessment, Product Safety, Contaminant Fate and Transport, Industrial Hygiene, Geographic Information Systems, and Environmental/Forensic Chemistry. We employ sound science to assist national and global clients in resolving their complex problems relating to chemicals in the environment, in the workplace, and in consumer products.

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