Overview of Oahu Hydrogeology
Petroleum Transport and Fate in Fractured Oahu Basalt
Red Hill Setting and Release History
Key Points and Observations
Fractured Flow Assessment Technologies
Considerations for Managing Red Hill
Helpful Resources for Understanding Fractured Flow
Discussion and Q and A
Intended Audience: Environmental professionals seeking an improved understanding of the transport and fate of petroleum hydrocarbons in Oahu basalt formations, and how these concepts apply to managing Red Hill.
Education Level: Intermediate.
Course Materials: Course proceedings and reference material.
Credit: 3.5 PDHs and 0.35 CEUs for completing 3.5 hours of instruction.
Registration: $2,350 for up to 30 people.
About the Instructors: Erick McWayne has over twenty years experience with surface water, soil, groundwater, and geophysical investigations for the characterization of contaminant transport and fate; and teaching contaminant chemistry, transport, natural attenuation, hydrogeology, and stormwater chemistry. As an environmental consultant, Mr. McWayne served as a project manager for remedial investigations and feasibility studies at numerous Department of Defense and other contaminated sites. He currently manages NEMA and teaches workshops on transport and fate, environmental chemistry, hydrogeology, and stormwater around the country.
Paul Eyre has spent over thirty years working with groundwater, surface water, groundwater modeling, and water chemistry with the primary goals of finding, managing, and protecting groundwater resources. While working with the U.S. Geological Survey Mr. Eyre directly measured infiltration rates and groundwater flow rates over large areas of Hawaii using natural tracers. His study of groundwater and surface water interaction on Haleakala Volcano, Maui, established the extent to which the pumping of groundwater would effect surface water flow. As the Water System Engineer for the Navy Public Works Center at Pearl Harbor, Mr. Eyre optimized pumping schedules at the Navy's large capacity pumping stations in order to improve operational efficiency and to determine and mitigate the threat of saltwater intrusion. When the Red Hill fuel storage tanks leaked he was instrumental in designing the monitoring system, determining the threat to the Red Hill pumping station, and preparing the Contingency Plan should contamination reach certain trigger levels. He retired in 2015 and currently teaches hydrogeology with the National Environmental Management Academy.