4/6/22 AEG Event about Geogenic Contaminants

  • 6 Apr 2022
  • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • 60 Cottontail Lane, Somerset, NJ 08873


  • Payment is accepted at the door via cash, check, or credit card. $35 for AEG members / $45 for non-members / $5 for students.

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Geogenic Contaminants in New Jersey with a Focus on Arsenic, Boron, Manganese, and Others

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

At the Clarion Hotel in Somerset, New Jersey
(Remote attendance option being developed)

Steven Spayd, PhD, MPH, PG, Retired from New Jersey Geological and Water Survey

Time: Social Hour 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm    /    Dinner 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm   
Presentation begins at 8:00 pm
Clarion Hotel         60 Cottontail Lane, Somerset, NJ 08873         (732) 560-9880

Remote attendance option being nailed down.
Please indicate your preference with registration. 

RSVP: End of Business, Tuesday, April 5, 2022.  A timely RSVP is appreciated!

 Please note, you can register more than one individual at a time!
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Cost: $35 for AEG members     /     $45 non-members     /     $5 for students with RSVP 
 Non-members always welcome!  Pay at the door by check, cash, or credit card. 
Make check payable to AEG.
CECs: One professional development hour (pdh) for continuing education credit (CEC) will be awarded for attending the presentation. 
SRPLB Approval for One Technical CEC will be applied for.


This meeting is available for sponsorship, contact our
treasurer (niall.henshaw@parsons.com) or one of our
co-secretaries (aeg.nyp@gmail.com) for more information!


The large assortment of geologic formations in New Jersey leads to a variety of significant geogenic contaminant problems in groundwater and wells. Naturally occurring arsenic and radioactive elements are the two most common contaminants to exceed primary drinking water Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCL) in New Jersey private wells. Manganese, commonly thought of as a nuisance contaminant with a secondary MCL of 50 ug/L, is also a neurotoxin at higher concentrations and has an EPA Health Advisory of 300 ug/L, which is exceeded in many private wells. Boron, which is toxic to the male reproductive system, has also been found in well water at concentrations significantly above the EPA Health Advisory. The geologic sources, in-well remediation, and water treatment technologies for geogenic contaminants will be discussed.

Steven Spayd, PhD, MPH, PG, is a hydrogeologist and public health scientist recently retired from NJDEP where he worked in the Site Remediation Program and New Jersey Geological Survey for 40 years. He worked on many sites with groundwater and well contamination with a focus on water quality and hydrogeology. His latest work at NJDEP was on the sources and effective water treatment for geogenic contaminants, as well as public health outreach to private well owners in high-risk areas. He has also been an adjunct professor teaching geology and hydrogeology and has coauthored 14 peer-reviewed papers, a book chapter on arsenic, and several NJ Geological Survey and NJDEP publications. Currently, he is the Founder of a startup water consulting business called Diagnosis Water, LLC, and the owner of Farmer Steve’s Popcorn.


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