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8:15 Brent Means
10:10 James J. Gusek
12:40 Jonathan M. Dietz
2:15 Kimberly R. Weaver
4:00 Brent Means

8:45 Robert Kleinmann
9:15 Brent Means
9:30 James J. Gusek
10:00 Glenn C. Miller
10:30 Linda Ann Figueroa
12:40 Art Rose
1:10 Charles A. Cravotta III
1:40 Danielle M C Huminicki
2:50 Bernard Aube
3:20 Timothy K. Tsukamoto
3:50 Bradley R. Shultz
4:20 Kimberly R. Weaver


8:00 Linda Ann Figueroa
8:30 John Senko
9:00 Song Jin
10:10 Jonathan M. Dietz
10:40 Daryle H. Fish
12:40 John Chermak
1:10 Griff Wyatt
1:40 Dan Mueller
2:50 Sean C. Muller
3:20 Jack Adams
3:50 Roger Bason
3:50 Mark B. Carew

8:00 Rep. John E. Peterson
8:30 Scott Sibley
9:00 Charles A. Cravotta III
9:30 Michael R. Silsbee
10:30 Lykourgos Iordanidis
11:00 Mark Conedera
11:30 Barry Scheetz
1:25 William Benusa
1:55 Mike Sawayda
2:25 Susan J. Tewalt
3:25 Robert S. Hedin
3:55 Chad J. Penn

4:25 Ron Neufeld

Tuesday 8:45 Robert Kleinmann, Director, Geoseciences Division, Dept of Energy

Keynote Address

Robert Kleinmann, Ph.D.
Director, Geosciences Division, Dept of Energy
10940 Cochrans Mill Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15236




Dr. Robert Kleinmann currently directs the Geosciences Division of the U. S. Dept. of
Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory in Bruceton, PA. Bob holds a Ph.D. in Geology from Princeton University.

His interest in environmental geology started as an undergraduate at Penn State, and continued as a grad student where he like the idea that researching acid mine water drainage required interdisciplinary skills rather than the highly specialized skill that most graduate work entails. That thesis research resulted in a patent whose basis is that Fe oxidizing bacteria are responsible for pyrite oxidation and resultant AMD. He developed a technique to inhibit these bacteria that is still in use today. Bob was hired in 1979 by the old Bureau of Mines to start an acid mine water research group. In 1980, Bob was involved in one of the first passive treatment attempts using sphagnum moss to treat small seeps in Ohio. This approach was a precursor to the development of constructed wetlands that encourages bacteria to flourish and metabolize metals.

Dr. Kleinmann is active in the American Society of Mining and Reclamation and serves as Vice-president of the International Mine Water Association. He is also editor-in-chief of the quarterly journal Mine Water and the Environment and has published over 100 technical articles on the subject of AMD.