February 2017 Meeting

Monday, February 13, 2017
6:00 - 7:30 pm

Pellissippi State Technical Community College
10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville
J.L Goins Administration Building, Faculty-Staff Dining Room


Department of Energy Oak Ridge Office Groundwater Program Status

Dennis Mayton
Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management
Oak Ridge, Tennessee


As a result of past national defense missions and energy research, groundwater beneath several areas of the Oak Ridge Reservation is contaminated. While extensive measures have been implemented to isolate contaminant sources from groundwater, additional work is required. Dennis Mayton, DOE, will provide an update on current efforts in implementing the Oak Ridge Environmental Management Groundwater Strategy. The presentation will include a brief summary on current groundwater monitoring and treatment systems, the Groundwater Strategy, the Off-site Groundwater Assessment sampling status, the East Tennessee Technology Park Treatability Study and potential future groundwater projects. Part of discussion will include Rotosonic drilling which will be used for the first time at Oak Ridge during upcoming investigation.


Dennis grew up in Claiborne County in Tennessee. Dennis is the Groundwater Program Project Manager for the Oak Ridge Environmental Management office. He has worked for the Department of Energy Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management for the past year and half, but he has over 13 years of experience managing groundwater projects for the Department of Defense. Over ten years of that time was spent with the U.S. Corps of Engineers where he managed environmental cleanup projects across the southeastern U.S. During part of his time with the Mobile Corps of Engineers he was the technical lead geologist in the Geotechnical and Dam Safety Section. In addition, Dennis was the Environmental Restoration Manager for three years at the Holston Army Ammunition Plant in northeast Tennessee. Prior to working for the U.S. Government, Dennis worked as a geologist performing environmental investigation’s for a contractor in Knoxville, TN.

Dennis has a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and has served in the U.S. Air Force for four years.


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