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Environmental Scientists Featured in Article about Work at Aberdeen Proving Grounds


June 8, 2011

The Baltimore Sun’s recent lead story featured Exponent's research to help reduce human and environmental exposures to contamination at the Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) in Maryland. Exponent's field scientists - Ben Amos and Ken Cerreto - are monitoring the effectiveness of applying pelletized activated carbon to marsh and creek environs contaminated by PCBs and mercury. Ben, together with Dr. Charles Menzie, Exponent’s Director of Ecological & Biological Sciences, and Dr. Upal Ghosh of the University of Maryland Baltimore County, are co-developers of the new technology known as SediMite. Exponent's work at APG is being funded by a U.S. Department of Defense ESTCP grant.  The ESTCP is one of DoD's environmental research programs, harnessing the latest science and technology to improve DoD’s environmental performance, reduce costs, and enhance and sustain mission capabilities. APG's Allison O'Brien who oversees the remediation says, “The beauty of the work that Ben and company are doing is that it’s an application that's noninvasive and won't destroy the ecosystem that is there.” Exponent is demonstrating the novel sediment remediation technology at a number of sites for their commercial and government clients.

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