2008 Joint Meeting of The Geological Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies with the Gulf Coast Section of SEPM

Session No. 71
Tuesday, 7 October 2008: 1:30 PM-5:30 PM

J23. Urban Geochemistry and Associated Human and Ecological Health Issues

S11 Soils & Environmental Quality; S02 Soil Chemistry; GSA Geology and Health Division


Nicholas Basta and Virinder Sidhu, Conveners/Advocates
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Start Time
1:30 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:40 PM
Anthropogenic Contamination of Urban Soils: Sources, Risks, Remediation
CHANEY, Rufus L., Environmental Management & By-Products Utilization Laboratory, USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Building 007, BARC-West, Beltsville, MD 20705, Rufus.Chaney@ars.usda.gov, Rufus.Chaney@ars.usda.gov
2:00 PM
2:10 PM
Estimating Pb Bioavailability in Contaminated Soils to Humans and Effect of Remediation Techniques Using In Vitro and Cell Culture Assays
HEATH, Linda1, EDWARDS, John1, SOOLE, Kathleen2, MCEWAN, G.T.A.3 and MCLAUGHLIN, M.J.4, (1)Environmental Health, Flinders University of South Australia, GPO Box 2100, Adelaide, SA5001, Australia, (2)School of Biological Sciences, Flinders University of South Australia, GPO Box 2100, Adelaide, SA5001, Australia, (3)School of Medical Sciences, College of Life Sciences and Medicine, University of Aberdeen Institute of Medical Sciences, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZD, United Kingdom, (4)Centre for Environmental Contaminants Research, CSIRO Land and Water/University of Adelaide, PMB 2, Glen Osmond, Adelaide, SA5064, Australia, Mike.McLaughlin@csiro.au, Mike.McLaughlin@csiro.au
2:25 PM
Metal Immobilization Influence on Bioavailability and Remediation for Urban Environments
SCHECKEL, Kirk, Land Remediation and Pollution Control Division, US EPA, 5995 Center Hill Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45224, Scheckel.Kirk@epa.gov, Scheckel.Kirk@epa.gov
2:40 PM
A Chemically Catalyzed Phytoremediation Model for Lead-Paint Contaminated Residential Soils: Greenhouse Study
ANDRA, Syam S.1, DATTA, Rupali1, SIDHU, Virinder2 and SAMINATHAN, Sumathi K.P.M.1, (1)Environmental Geochemistry Laboratory, University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249-0663, (2)Department of Earth and Environmental Studies, Montclair State University, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043, rupali.datta@utsa.edu, rupali.datta@utsa.edu
2:55 PM
Symbiotic Role of Glomus Mosseae in Lead Phytoextraction Using Vetiver Grass
PUNAMIYA, Pravin1, DATTA, Rupali1, SIDHU, Virinder2, BARBER, Summer1, PATEL, Mandakini1 and DAS, Padmini3, (1)Environmetal Geochemistry Laboratory, University of Texas at San antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249, (2)Department of Earth and Environmental Studies, Montclair State University, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043, (3)Earth and Environmental Studies, Montclair State University, 1 Normal Avenue, Mallory Hall, Montclair, NJ 07043, pravin.punamiya@utsa.edu, pravin.punamiya@utsa.edu
3:10 PM
Plumbojarosite (Trans)Formation in Lead Contaminated Soil
MAJS, Frantisek, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, The University of Georgia, 3111 Miller Plant Sciences Building, Athens, GA 30602-7272, fmajs@uga.edu, fmajs@uga.edu
3:25 PM
3:40 PM
Arsenic in Bangladesh: A Geological and Human Perspective
ZHENG, Yan, Queens College, CUNY, Flushing, NY 11367, and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, Palisades, NY 10964, yan.zheng@qc.cuny.edu, yan.zheng@qc.cuny.edu
4:00 PM
Assessing Arsenic Oral (Bio)Availability In Soil and Human Health Risk by Using In Vitro Gastrointestinal Methods
BASTA, Nicholas T., School of Environment and Natural Resources, Ohio State University, 210 Kottman Hall, 2021 Coffey St, Columbus, OH 43210-1085, BRADHAM, Karen D., National Exposure Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, Raleigh, NC 27711 and SCHECKEL, Kirk G., National Risk Management Research Laboratory, USEPA, 5995 Center Hill Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45224, basta.4@osu.edu, basta.4@osu.edu
4:15 PM
Collateral Benefits and Hidden Hazards of Soil Arsenic during Abatement Assessment of Residential Lead Hazards
ELLESS, Mark P.1, FERGUSON, Bruce W.1, BRAY, Cari A.1, PATCH, Steven2, MIELKE, Howard3 and BLAYLOCK, Michael J.1, (1)Edenspace Systems Corporation, 3810 Concorde Parkway, Suite 100, Chantilly, VA 20151, (2)Environmental Quality Institute, University of North Carolina, One University Heights, Asheville, NC 28804, (3)College of Pharmacy, Xavier University of Louisiana, 1 Drexel Drive, New Orleans, LA 70125, elless@edenspace.com, elless@edenspace.com
4:30 PM
Alternatives to Topsoil: A Five-Year Case Study in Mine Site Revegetation
MCGEEHAN, Steven, Plant, Soils, and Entomological Sciences, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 83844-2201, stevenm@uidaho.edu, stevenm@uidaho.edu
4:45 PM
Pesticides in Runoff from Residential Homes in California
GAN, Jay1, BONDARENKO, Svetlana1, OKI, Loren2, HAVER, Darren3 and KABASHIMA, John3, (1)Department of Environmental Sciences, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, (2)Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, (3)Cooperative Extension, University of California, Irvine, CA 92626, jgan@ucr.edu, jgan@ucr.edu
5:00 PM
Availability of Organic and Inorganic Contaminants in Sediments
REIBLE, Danny D., Environmental and Water Resources, University of Texas, 1 University Station C1786, Austin, TX 78712, reible@mail.utexas.edu, reible@mail.utexas.edu
5:20 PM
Concluding Remarks