The News Klippe

MARCH 2001

EAST TENNESSEE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY

and

TENNESSEE SECTION of the
AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL GEOLOGISTS


In this issue...
ETGS/AIPG March Meeting
March Presentation
February Meeting Summary
Spring 2001 Seminar Series
Contact Information

 

ETGS/AIPG MARCH MEETING


EAST TENNESSEE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY
and
TENNESSEE SECTION of the
AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL GEOLOGISTS

ETGS/AIPG MEETING

Monday, March 5, 2001
11:45 am - 1:00 pm

Ryan's Family Steak House
401 South Tulane Avenue
Oak Ridge, Tennessee


MARCH PRESENTATION

Soil Conductivity Profiling for Site Characterization

Tony Tingle
IT Corporation, Knoxville TN

Abstract

Soil conductivity was used to map the subsurface geology at two sites. Two objectives were met during the study. The first was to determine the thickness and distribution of fill material at Site 1 and the second site was to determine the thickness and distribution of gravel deposits at Site 2. A soil conductivity tool pushed by a Geoprobe rig proved to be fast, effective, and generated no soil cuttings. Overall, the use of soil conductivity profiling was successful for providing data to aid in interpretation of the subsurface geology at the sites.

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FEBRUARY MEETING SUMMARY

by Tony Tingle

The February meeting of the ETGS and the The East Tennessee Chapter of AIPG was conducted in Knoxville at Ryan's Family Steakhouse. Scott Logan and Greg Swanson presented their work with a small 3-well groundwater extraction system, that after only 10 weeks of operation showed a marked decrease in efficiency. Severe iron and microbiologic fouling were the causes. Various mechanical adjustments were made with no noticeable effects. Finally, a unique well redevelopment and discharge line cleanout program (liquid and solid carbon dioxide) was implemented. This was followed by retrofitting a chemical injection metering system in two of the three extraction wells. The system has been operational for the last six months, and pumping rates have remained at or near their design rates.

For a complete abstract, please see the February News Klippe.

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SPRING 2001 SEMINAR SERIES
at the UT Department of Geological Sciences

by Carla R. Sparks

Each Thursday at 3:40 pm in romm 302 in the Geology Building at the University of Tennesee, selected scientists and students give presentations on their research. Below is the list of scheduled speakers and events for the remaining Spring semester.

(Information priovided by the UT Department of Geological Sciences web site at www.geoweb.gg.utk.edu)

Date Speaker Topic
MAR 8 Ross Taylor (Taylor) Australian National Univ., Canberra  
MAR 15 Isabel Montanez (on request) AAPG Distinguished Speaker  
MAR 22 SPRING BREAK – NO SEMINAR  
MAR 29 Philip Candela (Misra) Univ. of Maryland Behavior of trace elements in granitic melts
APR 5 SE SECTION GSA MTG – NO SEMINAR  
APR 12 Student Presentations (II)  
APR 19 Don Wise (Dunne) Fallacies of creation science

 

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CONTACT INFORMATION

 

EAST TENNESSEE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY (ETGS)
Post Office Box 6193
Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-6193
http://www.discoveret.org/etgs

President Tony Tingle The IT Group 865-690-3211 geofolks@worldnet.att.net
Vice President Your Name Could Appear Here NEED VOLUNTEER!!    
Secretary/Treasurer Loren Demaree Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc   loren.demaree@jacobs.com
Newsletter Editor/WebMaster Carla Sparks Tenera Energy 865-560-0354 (ext. 118) csparks@tenera.com
Field Trip Coordinator Mark Joop The IT Group   mjoop@theitgroup.com

Membership Committee
Jim Morgan ARCADIS Geraghty & Miller 865-481-3000 jmorgan@arcadis-us.com
Mark Joop The IT Group   mjoop@theitgroup.com

 

TENNESSEE SECTION of the
AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL GEOLOGISTS (AIPG)

http://www.aipg.org

President, Chris Maner, Tenn Dept of Env and Conserv (TDEC), cmaner@mail.state.tn.us
Secretary/Treasurer, Ken Haislip
ETGS/AIPG Liason, John Hofer,
jhofer@theitgroup.com

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