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General Meeting

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to Optimize Site Remediation

Tuesday, May 21, 2024 | 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (ET)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
William Jefferson Clinton West Building
1301 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20004

View/Download the Spring 2024 Meeting Agenda (1pp/216KB/PDF).
View/Download the Spring 2024 Speaker Bios (1pp/144KB/PDF).

Meeting Objectives:

The FRTR Spring 2022 General Meeting explored applications of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) concepts to site cleanups. Technology advances in robotics, unmanned systems, and analysis of large data sets to support site characterization and remediation were reviewed. Projects seeking to advance use of AI/ML and support remedy decisions were presented. Potential benefits, risks, and limits of deploying AI/ML technologies were identified.

The FRTR 2024 Spring General Meeting provided an opportunity to share progress and results of recent AI/ML projects providing advanced contaminant plume characterization and predictive modeling, and improved cleanup efficiency. The meeting highlighted site-specific case studies where AI/ML has substantially enhanced remedial decisions, remedy implementation and performance monitoring, and reduced needs for extensive sampling. Discussions during the meeting sought to provide remedial project managers and technical staff with information and best practices for deploying AI/ML technology.


8:00 am Welcome
Greg Gervais, Director EPA/FFRRO with Gilberto "Tito" Irizarry, Director, EPA OSRTI TIFSD
8:10 am Meeting Objectives
Jean Pabon, USDOE/EM
8:20 am Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Advanced Long-Term Environmental Monitoring Systems
Carol A. Eddy-Dilek, SRNL
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9:00 am Application of AI, ML, and Digital Twins for Radiological Characterization, Survey, and Remediation for Decommissioning
Leonel E. Lagos, FIU
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9:40 am Break — Agency Announcements
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10:00 am Applying AI, Autonomy, and Digital Twins to Radioactive and other Hazardous Environments
Brad Bonn & Brian Ringley, Boston Dynamics
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10:40 am Development of a Tool to Predict Potential Future Environmental Violations
Hunter Klein & Kendrick White, NAVFAC EXWC
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11:20 am Web-Based Tool for Remedy Transition Assessments
David Adamson & Charles Newell, GSI Environmental
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12:00 pm Lunch — Agency Announcements
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1:00 pm Leveraging Data-Driven Approaches for Performance-Based Management of Pump-and-Treat Remedies
Inci Demirkanli, PNNL
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1:40 pm 4D Electrical Resistivity Tomography Monitoring of Vadose Zone Soil Flushing at the Hanford 100-K Area Reactor Facility: Machine-Learning Based Assessment
Tim Johnson, PNNL
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2:20 pm Break — Agency Announcements
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2:40 pm TRAC — A Tool for Tracking Groundwater Restoration Across Multiple Sites
Christian Johnson, PNNL
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3:20 pm A Scalable Reactive Transport Framework for PFAS
Christian Johnson, PNNL
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4:00 pm Roundtable with Presenters
5:00 pm Action Items/Adjourn