174 Environmental Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing, ISR U Mining, and Alternative Energy Production: Oral Presentations

Oral Session
SSSA Division: Soils & Environmental Quality
This symposium will focus on emerging energy sectors such as unconventional natural gas production (hydraulic fracturing), in situ leaching/recovery U mining, and alternative energy.  We will bring together speakers who will present on topics such as resource management (e.g., water use), contamination, environmental impacts, and life cycle analysis.  Topics related to financial, political and regulatory issues will also be considered for this session.

Soils & Environmental Quality
Soil Consulting Scientists
Environmental Quality
Soil Chemistry

Monday, November 3, 2014: 10:00 AM-3:30 PM
Long Beach Convention Center, Room 202B

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Thomas Borch , Jens Blotevogel , Thomas M. DeSutter , Theodore A. Hartsig and Amrita Bhattacharyya
Thomas Borch
10:00 AM
Introductory Remarks
10:05 AM
Biogeochemical Characterization of Uranium from a Pre-Mining and Post-Mining Uranium in-Situ Recovery Mine.
Amrita Bhattacharyya, Colorado State University; Thomas Borch, Colorado State University
10:20 AM
Microbial Community Composition in Baseline and Post-Mining Core Samples at an in-Situ Recovery (ISR) Uranium Mine.
Kate Campbell, USGS - U.S. Geological Survey; Amrita Bhattacharyya, Colorado State University; Thomas Borch, Colorado State University
10:35 AM
Geochemical Modeling of the Down Gradient Transport Potential of Uranium at an in-Situ Recovery (ISR) Facility.
James Stone, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology; Ryan Truax, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology; Thomas Borch, Colorado State University; Raymond H Johnson, S.M. Stoller Corporation
11:05 AM
Fracking and Water Quality and Supply.
Robert B Jackson, Stanford University
11:25 AM
Water Quality Challenges Associated with Energy Resource Extraction from Marcellus Shale.
Radisav Vidic, University of Pittsburgh; Tieyuan Zhang, University of Pittsburgh; Susan L Brantley, Pennsylvania State University; Jorge Abad, University of Pittsburgh; Julie Vastine, Dickinson College; Candie Wilderman, Dickinson College; David Yoxtheimer, Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research; Johnathan Pollak, CUAHSI
11:45 AM
Water/Land/Energy Nexus in Texas.
Michael H. Young, University of Texas-Austin; Jean-Philippe Nicot, University of Texas at Austin; Bridget R. Scanlon, University of Texas at Austin
12:00 PM
Lunch Break
1:00 PM
The Role of Rare Earth Elements As Naturally Occurring Tracers for Water Migration in Unconventional Oil and Gas Development.
ATHANASIOS KARAMALIDIS, Carnegie Mellon University; Clinton Noack, Carnegie Mellon University; David Dzombak, Carnegie Mellon University
1:20 PM
Human Health Risk Evaluation for Hydraulic Fracturing Fluid Additives.
Samuel A Flewelling, Gradient; Manu Sharma, Gradient; Ari Lewis, Gradient; Jeff Rominger, Gradient; Matthew P Tymchak, Gradient
1:40 PM
Geochemical Impacts on the Degradation of the Hydraulic Fracturing Biocide Glutaraldehyde Under Downhole Conditions.
Genevieve Kahrilas, Colorado State University; Jens Blotevogel, Colorado State University; Edward Corrin, Multichem; Thomas Borch, Colorado State University
1:55 PM
Evaluating Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials in Michigan Basin Shale Gas Produced Fluids.
Brian R Ellis, University of Michigan; Kim F Hayes, University of Michigan; Wenjia Fan, University of Michigan
2:15 PM
2:30 PM
2:45 PM
Soil Amendments to Reclaim Salt-Affected Natural Gas Well Pads: Gypsum, Sulfur, and Langbeinite with Compost.
Samantha Day, University of Wyoming; Jay Norton, University of Wyoming; Thijs J. Kelleners, University of Wyoming; Calvin F. Strom, University of Wyoming
3:00 PM
The Potential Influence of Frac Sand Mining on Above and Belowground Ecosystem Productivity.
Caleb Gallemore, Northeastern Illinois University; Dan Berghoff, The Ohio State University; Walter (Ted) E Auch, The FracTracker Alliance, Cleveland State University
3:15 PM
3:30 PM