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TSFWG: Climate Vulnerability Assessments (CVA) at Sites on the National Priorities List

In this quarterly meeting of the Tribal Superfund Working Group, we were joined by Carlos Pachon, from the US EPA’s Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation (OSRTI). Carlos…

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Laurie Suter: Lessons from a life on the frontlines of mining

Superfund: Our Stories (SOS) is a project conceived by ITEP staff and our friends and colleagues at Native Nations across the country during the pandemic. The loss of institutional knowledge is a…

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Use of Traditional Ecological Knowledge at the Grasse River Superfund site in Massena NY AND Navajo Abandoned Mine Lands Networking Development Opportunities

The session will discuss the general EPA Superfund Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) policy including the potential for incorporating TEK in various points in the Superfund process (e.g. site…

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EPA Land and Community Revitalization Programs: Highlights from Tribes & How to Get Started

During this session, representatives from several Tribes and U.S. EPA will introduce EPA land revitalization programs and highlight successful real-world examples of how Tribes have used them to…

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Tribal Case Study: How to Start Using Drone Technology in Various Environmental Projects AND Ten Years at the Tar Creek Superfund Site

Pala Environmental Department started a drone program in 2020. Initially we purchased two drones, to be used by our department for a variety of environmental projects; this project has grown to…

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Adventures in Restoration: Case Studies from Native Nations in the Region

The stated goals of an NRD process are restoration or replacement of injured natural resources or acquisition of equivalent resources and services. However, the traditional Native Nation…

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On the Ground Examples of How NRDA can be useful in your Superfund Toolbox AND Overview of the Tittabawassee River NRDA Case and Tribal Sign Project Included in DOW Restoration Projects

For those working as practitioners in the Natural Resource and Damage Assessment (NRDA) and Superfund Programs under CERCLA, it is imperative that these two programs work together under the…

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Sacrifice to Sacred: Indigenizing Decisions AND Voluntary Alternative Housing Project on the Navajo Nation

A clean environment is significant and inseparable from tribal economy, religion, health, and everyday life. Tribal communities have ties to the environment that are much more complex and intense…

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TRAINING: History and Importance of the Mudboils on Onondaga Land

Joseph Heath, General Counsel for the Onondaga Nation, will explain how mining and industry significantly altered the complex hydrology and geology of the watershed that "is the life blood of…

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TRAINING: NRDAR Overview

This training is designed for new NRDAR practitioners, resource managers, including those involved with Superfund, and anyone wishing to attain a basic understanding of NRDAR. It emphasizes the NRDAR…

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Onondaga Lake Superfund Field Trip: Classroom Portion

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Phillip Cernera: Relationships are at the center of the work

Superfund: Our Stories (SOS) is a project conceived by ITEP staff and our friends and colleagues at Native Nations across the country during the pandemic. The loss of institutional knowledge is a…

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Rebecca Stevens: Is the NRDA a tool in your Superfund toolkit?

Superfund: Our Stories (SOS) is a project conceived by ITEP staff and our friends and colleagues at Native Nations across the country during the pandemic. The loss of institutional knowledge is a…

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Dino Chavarria: A seat at the table across evolving times

Superfund: Our Stories (SOS) is a project conceived by ITEP staff and our friends and colleagues at Native Nations across the country during the pandemic. The loss of institutional knowledge is a…

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PFAS Strategic Roadmap

This presentation was delivered during the Tribal Superfund Working Group Quarterly Meeting in January 2022 to discuss work on PFAS issues. Speakers include: Matt Klasen from US EPA is going to give…

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Climate Resiliency and Superfund Sites

Carlos Pachon, with the US EPA's Office of Land and Emergency Management, joined the Tribal Superfund Working Group on September 15, 2021, to discuss climate resiliency and Superfund sites.

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