May 9, 2021
6:00 - 7:30 pm
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Evolution of an Expansive Contaminant Plume - Naval Weapons Industrial Reserve Plant Bethpage, Long Island, New York
Brian S. Murray PG, PMP
Past operations at the former Naval Weapons Industrial Reserve Plant located in Bethpage, New York (NWIRP Bethpage) resulted in the release of volatile organic compounds to groundwater. The resulting large plume has evolved and dispersed due to several factors including: a highly transmissive aquifer, a strong natural gradient to the south, past operation of groundwater production wells by Northrop Grumman (plant operator for the Dept. of Navy), overlapping capture areas created by numerous public water supply wells, and ongoing (and planned) pump and treat remedial actions by the Dept. of Navy and Northrop Grumman. The successful restoration of groundwater by the Dept. of Navy must account for each of the factors influencing plume dispersion.
Mr. Murray is a
retired Dept. of Navy Remedial Project Manager who was responsible
for the execution the Navy's Environmental Restoration (ER) program
at multiple Navy installations. Remedial Project Managers are tasked
with execution of the ER program at each assigned installation.
During his six-year employment with the Navy, Mr. Murray performed
this role at Naval Weapons Station Earle (NJ), Naval Support
Activity Mechanicsburg (PA), Naval Industrial Reserve Ordnance Plant
Fridley (MN), Naval Submarine Base New London (CT), and lastly at
Naval Weapons Industrial Reserve Plant Bethpage (NY). Mr. Murray
executed his duties for the Naval Facilities Engineering Systems
Command (NAVFAC), Mid-Atlantic Region, based in Norfolk, VA. Upon
retirement, Mr. Murray was awarded the Dept. of Navy's third highest
civilian award, the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award for his
performance in execution of the Navy's ER program.
Mr. Murray is a registered professional geologist with 28+ years of experience managing CERCLA/RCRA site restorations with groundwater, soil, and sediment contamination. Mr. Murray earned BS and MS degrees in geology from the University of South Alabama and University of Alabama, respectively. Prior to Navy employment, Mr. Murray worked as a deputy division manager and senior hydrogeologist/project manager for Leidos in Oak Ridge, TN.
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