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Paul Hare co-chairs panel on emerging contaminants at NCMA Annual Meeting

Paul Hare, CPG, PG presents at NCMA Annual Meeting

OBG participated in the North Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (NCMA) 2017 Annual Meeting which took place on September 25 - 26, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Resort in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. The importance of emerging contaminants has been highlighted locally by media coverage on the detection of 1,4-dioxane and GenX in the Cape Fear River, and the NCMA wanted to highlight the various ways emerging contaminants can impact manufacturers during its 2017 Annual Meeting.

The NCMA invited Paul Hare of OBG and Joe Hayes of ATC to lead a panel on Emerging Contaminants: Views from Other States. Paul provided an overview of emerging contaminants, and then discussed what New York has been doing in this arena. Joe Hayes of ATC discussed developments in Vermont and New Hampshire. OBG has been one of the NCMA’s Business Partners since 2015.

For more information about the NCMA, visit http://www.myncma.org/.

About Paul Hare, CPG, PG: Paul is a Senior Technical Director within the Applied Sciences group at OBG, and co-leads the company’s Emerging Contaminants team, which is currently focused on 1,4-dioxane and perfluorinated compounds. He has over 30 years of experience as a hydrogeologist dealing with complex legacy environmental issues. Paul is an “owner,” having spent 23 years as a Remedial Project/Program Manager in the industry before joining OBG. He is currently involved in two national work groups dealing with PFAS guidance: the National Ground Water Association (NGWA) and the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC). Paul is based out of OBG’s office in Albany, NY office.

Paul Hare, CPG, PG