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Workshop to address hydraulic fracturing site characterization.

Press Release Summary:

Nov 18, 2013 - Scheduled for Jan 28, ASTM's workshop on Site Characterization and Monitoring Related to Hydraulic Fracturing Activities will focus on technologies and best practices for conducting site characterizations and monitoring impacts of site activities. Workshop will discuss case studies related to topics such as sampling and analysis of residential/commercial water supply wells; stray gas investigations; measuring atmospheric parameters effecting air quality; and surface/subsurface soil sampling.

ASTM International - West Conshohocken, PA

Original Press Release

Site Characterization Related to Hydraulic Fracturing is Focus of ASTM International Workshop

Press release date: Nov 07, 2013

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., — A workshop on Site Characterization and Monitoring Related to Hydraulic Fracturing Activities will be held Jan. 28, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Houston in Houston, Texas. Sponsored by ASTM Subcommittee D18.26 on Hydraulic Fracturing and Committee D18 on Soil and Rock, the workshop will be held in conjunction with the January standards development meetings of the committee.

The workshop will focus on technologies and best practices for conducting site characterizations and monitoring the impacts of site activities. Case studies related to the following topics will be discussed:
Sampling and analysis of residential and commercial water supply wells;
Stray gas investigations;
Assessing baseline supply well yield and diminished yield investigations;
Measuring atmospheric parameters effecting air quality;
Surface and subsurface soil sampling;
Noise and vibration measurements;
Geologic Investigations for aquifer characterization and migration risks; and
Monitoring of impoundments for leakage.

Online registration is now open and closes Jan. 22. There is no attendance fee for ASTM members, presenters and students. The fee for non-ASTM members is $50 USD online and $75 USD onsite. For registration and additional information, visit www.astm.org/D18Wrkshp_Jan2014.

Additional technical information is available from symposium co-chairmen Jeff Hale, Kleinfelder, Cranberry Township, Pa. (phone: 724-772-7072; jhale@kleinfelder.com) and Hank Mittelhauser, St. John-Mittelhauser & Associates, Downers Grove, Ill. (phone: 630-427-8106; hankm@st-ma.com).

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ASTM Staff Contact: Hannah Sparks, Phone: 610-832-9677; hsparks@astm.org