Todd Bridges addresses the process of managing and remediating contaminated sediment in the United States. There are currently more than 300 sites in the US federal government’s program to clean up the nation’s uncontrolled hazardous waste sites (Superfund). Hear Todd discuss proposed actions to accelerate cleanup progress and improve the effectiveness of risk management. Read the article “Accelerating progress at contaminated sediment sites: Moving from guidance to practice,” in the April 2012 issue of IEAM.
About the Guest
Dr. Todd Bridges is the US Army’s Senior Research Scientist for Environmental Science. He is the Director of the Center for Contaminated Sediments at the Engineer Research and Development Center and also serves as the Program Manager for the Dredging Operations Environmental Research (DOER) program, one the US Army Corps of Engineers’ largest research programs. Over the last 20 years, his main areas of research activity have concerned the development of risk and decision analytic methods applied to environmental management and the science and engineering of sediment management. He has been a member of and chaired national and international committees that have developed technical guidance on risks related to environmental contaminants. His research and technical contributions have been used to support activities and programs within the US Department of Defense, the US Army Corps of Engineers, the US Environmental Protection Agency, and others. Dr. Bridges has published numerous scientific papers, book chapters, and two books in the fields of risk assessment, modeling and environmental management. In 2009, he was awarded the Government Service Award by the Society of Environment Toxicology and Chemistry, North America for his contributions to the field of environmental risk assessment.
Articles Referenced in this Podcast
Bridges et al. 2012. Accelerating progress at contaminated sediment sites: Moving from guidance to practice. IEAM 8#2:331-338.