Webinar – Drilling and Well Installation for the Environmental Management Program at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Wednesday September 13, 2023
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Performance and Risk Assessment Community of Practice invites you to the following webinar:
Drilling and Well Installation for the Environmental Management Program at Los Alamos National Laboratory
Thomas A. McCrory, P.G.
DOE Environmental Management Los Alamos Field Office
Have you ever wondered how groundwater wells a thousand feet deep or more are drilled at DOE sites, especially in the arid West? Have you ever thought about what could go wrong during the installation of such deep and expensive structures? Tom McCrory, a licensed Professional Geologist, will give a practical overview of the tools, techniques, and challenges involved in drilling and installing deep wells, which are crucial for understanding subsurface lithology, hydrology, and contaminant behavior at sites with extremely thick vadose (unsaturated) zones. He’ll also share how Los Alamos National Laboratory addresses safety, site access limitations, and cultural and environmental protection during well drilling.
Wednesday, September 13, 2023
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Eastern Time
About the speaker:
Thomas A. (Tom) McCrory, P.G., has been performing environmental investigation and remediation since 1990. During that time he has participated in the drilling and installation of approximately 270 wells. These were located at 36 different projects in 11 states, with depths ranging from 5 feet to 5,344 feet below ground surface. He has also participated in 22 groundwater, surface water and free product remediation projects, and 13 projects involving trichloroethylene. Since 2018 he has been a Senior Geologist supporting the DOE Environmental Management Los Alamos Field Office.