2006 Annual Meeting

GANJ XXIII  Environmental Geology of the Highlands

Friday, October 13 and Saturday October 14, 2006
Ramapo College, Mahwah, Bergen County, New Jersey

Friday, October 13th

Alumni Lounges, The Ramapo College of New Jersey, Mahwah, New Jersey

Registration - 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

12:00-12:10 Welcoming Remarks - Alexander E. Gates, Rutgers University-Newark, GANJ President

12:10-12:30 Acid-Mine Drainage at Phillips Mine, Putnam County, NY - Sivajini Gilchrist, Rutgers University-Newark

12:30-12:50 Response of Stream Base Flow Chloride and Nitrate Concentrations to Increasing Intensity of Unsewered Residential Land Use in the Highlands of Southeastern New York (Croton Watershed) - Paul M. Heisig, U.S. Geological Survey

12:50-1:10 Hydrogeological Framework of  Middle Proterozoic Gneiss and Granite Based on Optical Televiewer Surveys at Two Ground Water Pollution Sites in Morris County, NJ - Greg Herman, New Jersey Geological Survey

1:10-1:30 Pesticides in Highlands Water: Issue of Science and Policy - Howard Horowitz, Ramapo College of New Jersey

1:30-1:50 Iron Deposits from Hudson Highlands, NY: Systematics, Mineralogy, Mineral Chemistry and Tectonic Setting - Marian V. Lupulescu, Rutgers University-Newark

1:50-2:10 Asbestiform Minerals in the Bedrock of the New Jersey Highlands: Geology and Environmental Health Implications - John H. Puffer, Rutgers University-Newark

2:10-2:30 Break

2:30-2:50 Glacial Aquifers of the New Jersey Highlands - Scott D. Stanford, New Jersey Geological Survey

2:50-3:10 Radon-222 Occurrence in Ground Water in New Jersey, with Emphasis on the Highlands Province - Zoltan Szabo, U.S. Geological Survey

3:10-3:30 Fracture Systems in the Western Hudson Highlands - David Valentino, State University of New York-Oswego

3:30-3:50 Hydraulic and Electric Anisotropy Characterization of the New Jersey Highlands Fractured Bedrock - Debonne N. Wishart, Rutgers University-Newark

3:50-4:10 An Overview of Hydrogeologic Conditions and Water Resources in the New York-New Jersey Jersey Highlands Region - Otto S. Zapeca, U.S. Geological Survey

4:14-5:00 Teacher's Workshop - "A Shot in the Dark" - An Introduction to the Scientific Method - Richard L. Kroll, Kean University

5:15-6:00 Keynote Speaker - Linda C.S. Gundersen, Associate Director of the U.S. Geological Survey - Geologic Controls on Natural Environmental Issues in the Reading Prong

6:30 Banquet and Business Meeting


Saturday, October 14th

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