Thursday, August 9, 2018

7th year of Science on Tap

Thanks to the continued support of UNM, Explora and the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History


 A time to eat, drink & talk about science!

on Central

Join us Thursday, September 6th at 5:30

Kirtland AFB Bulk Fuels Facility 
Anatomy of a Cleanup

Scott Clark
Kathryn Lynnes


The Kirtland AFB Bulk Fuels Facility (BFF) cleanup has incorporated aspects from numerous scientific and engineering disciplines, and this talk will elaborate on how those different disciplines have worked in concert to characterize and remediate the BFF spill to date.  This talk will explain the unique nature of the BFF spill, describe interim remediation technologies and how/why they were selected, provide examples of sampling methodologies, and provide an overview on a cutting-edge in-situ bioremediation project that is currently underway.

Scott Clark Bio:
Scott is the Environmental Restoration Program manager for Kirtland AFB, and is the senior Restoration lead in New Mexico for Kirtland, Cannon, and Holloman AFBs.  Scott has worked on Kirtland for 16 years in numerous capacities; namely, as the Kirtland Air Force Base Air Quality Program manager, the Military Munitions Response Program manager, and has worked in environmental restoration since 2009.  He recently provided expert testimony at the Groundwater Quality Control Commission hearing on the proposed groundwater rules, and has represented the Air Force in countless public meetings and symposiums.  Also, when he was younger, he was nominated for the Air and Waste Management Association’s National Young Environmental Professional of the year --- and he lost! 

Kate Lynnes Bio:
Kate Lynnes is the Senior Advisor for the Bulk Fuels Facility fuel leak cleanup at Kirtland Air Force Base. Kate has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Michigan Technological University and a law degree from the University of Oregon. After graduating from U of O she chose not to go to the dark side and went back into engineering. She was an environmental consultant for 20 years and worked on cleanup projects across the US and in Canada. After moving to New Mexico in 2004 she was a permit writer for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad and did legacy site remediation at Los Alamos National Laboratory and Chino Mine. When she’s not working she is at Bullhead dog park with her two rescue dogs or at an Isotopes game.