11th Annual Creek Run Geology and Geography Symposium

On September 4, 2017, Creek Run’s technical staff traveled to New Buffalo, Michigan for the 11th Annual Creek Run Geology and Geography Symposium held at the Four Winds Resort and Casino.  Past destinations have included Snowbird Resort, Utah; Las Vegas, Nevada; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Biloxi, Mississippi; South Haven, Michigan; French Lick, Indiana, Scottsdale, Arizona, and Portland, Oregon.

Creek Run employees attended an OSHA 8-hour refresher course to maintain their 40-Hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Certification on Tuesday, September 5th. Later that evening, guest speakers joined Creek Run staff and guests at a dinner held at the Hard Rock Café.

The 2017 symposium, held on Wednesday, September 6th, was comprised of a wide variety of guest speakers whom presented on industry-related topics.  Dr. Scott Anderson presented on how engineering geology relates to those owning and maintaining infrastructure. Dr. Ellen Hostetter spoke about the laws behind New Jersey’s self-service gasoline ban.  Dr. Darrel Schmitz presented on the geology and the siege of Vicksburg. Dr. Erik Larson presented on the Michigan Basin. Dr. John Mylroie presented on locating karst voids and flow paths.  Dr. Jason Lenz gave a presentation on leaking underground storage tanks and what has been accomplished in the last 40 years.  Dennis Livingston spoke on remediation success and Nellie Peffley presented on the Indiana Dunes.  The group traveled to a few of Creek Run’s remediation sites on Thursday, September 7th, and enjoyed a guided geological tour of the Indiana Dunes and Pinhook Bog.