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2021 Great Lakes Virtual PFAS Summit

December 6, 2021 - December 10, 2021

CEC’s Bella Capachietti, Molly Cote, and Jon Kitchen are scheduled to present ”PFAS in New England: An Assessment of Distribution Data from Known Sites” from on Thursday, December 9th.

CEC will also be virtually exhibiting throughout the event!

Featured Speakers

Jonathan Kitchen, LSP, P.G.


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Kitchen, Jon
Mr. Kitchen has 24 years of experience as an environmental professional. He has conducted a variety of Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs), and subsurface investigations throughout the Northeast United States. He has substantial experience with managing remedial investigation at large complex sites with numerous areas of concern. These sites include brownfields sites where he assisted with redevelopment activities, including negotiation support for covenants not to sue, administrative consent orders, and insurance issues. Mr. Kitchen has managed projects under all phases of the Massachusetts Contingency Plan (MCP). He has managed numerous in-situ chemical oxidation (ISCO) remediation projects. He has also managed numerous compliance projects including; SPCC Plans, SWPPPs, and industrial air permitting. As a part business owner of his former firm, Mr. Kitchen managed the commercialization of an innovative technology both from a business development and an implementation standpoint.
Bella Capachietti

Staff Scientist

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Ms. Capachietti has academic experience in Environmental Science, focused on Energy Resources Engineering, and in Mathematics.  While at CEC, she has conducted environmental sampling for a variety of matrices, including groundwater, stormwater, soil, surface water, drinking water, and indoor air.  Ms. Capachietti additionally has technical writing experience through involvement in the preparation of regulatory reports, such as Permanent Solution Statements for submittal to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) and the preparation of Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Plans for submittal to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  Ms. Capachietti is also the Research Assistant for a semi-quantitative analysis and literature review regarding the nature and extent of PFAS releases in New England.
Molly Cote

Project Manager III

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Ms. Cote is a Licensed Site Professional with over 27 years of experience including 14 years as a senior Environmental Analyst with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), several years as an Environmental Planner with the City of New Bedford and several years in consulting.  Her extensive experience has provided her with the abilities and skills required to successfully navigate the complexities related to the assessment, remediation, development, redevelopment and/or sale of properties that are complicated by the presence, or perceived presence of contamination or other environmental challenges.  Ms. Cote's regulatory and or technical stewardship on numerous complex assessment and remediation projects include several National Priorities Listed Sites and numerous federal, state and/or private Brownfields Redevelopment Sites.


December 6, 2021
December 10, 2021
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