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Expert Witness No. 2580

 Consultant is a registered Professional Engineer and scientist with more than 40 years of experience in multiple phases of environmental engineering and science: consulting, engineering, construction, operations management, office supervision, strategic planning, business development, proposal preparation, project management, litigation support, and expert witness testimony.  He has managed and directed environmental projects in a variety of areas, including: air pollution, ambient air quality testing, noise, soil and sediment, groundwater, surface water, water treatment and purification, contaminated dust, and ecosystems. His experience includes a wide range of sites and facilities, including: abandoned (legacy) sites, hazardous waste management facilities, refineries, chemical plants, fossil and nuclear power plants, geothermal energy plants, manufacturing and commercial facilities, pipelines, power transmission lines, oil and gas exploration and production sites, and public and private properties. He has authored almost 50 professional publications and lectures, and has testified as an expert witness on multiple occasions. Project categories include:

 

  • Phase I environmental due diligence assessments
  • Phase II and III environmental site assessments
  • Site selection and site evaluation studies
  • Regulatory compliance audits
  • Regulatory liaison and permitting support
  • Licensing support for grassroots projects
  • Environmental impact assessments
  • Multi-media environmental sampling and analysis (soil, sediment, surface water, groundwater,
  • sludge, ambient air, indoor air quality, indoor dust, ecosystems)
  • Conceptual design and modeling
  • Engineering feasibility studies
  • Pollution prevention and waste minimization studies
  • Engineering cost estimates
  • Decontamination studies
  • Soil and groundwater remediation and restoration of contaminated sites
  • Oil and gas legacy site assessment and remediation/restoration cost estimates
  • Health-based exposure and risk assessments
  • Water and wastewater treatment
  • In-situ chemical oxidation of soil and groundwater
  • Electromagnetic imaging and ground penetrating radar
  • Historical exposures based on historical emissions and contaminant half-life
  • Chemical fingerprinting

PROJECT EXPERIENCE (OVERVIEW)

 

Expert has had project and technical management responsibility for more than 500 environmental projects in the United States and more than 50 international projects, ranging in size from small consulting assignments (a few thousand dollars) to large, multi-disciplinary projects (more than 25,000 professional labor hours) to turnkey engineering-construction projects (ranging from tens of thousands to millions of dollars). He has also provided technical assistance for projects in Mexico, Taiwan, Venezuela, Ecuador, Argentina, Guam, Lebanon, Egypt, Libya, South Sudan, Somaliland, Malasia (Natuna), the Philippines, and Africa.

 

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science – Engineering, 1967 – 1971

University of Texas at Austin

 

Master of Science – Environmental Science, 1972 – 1974 (night classes) 

University of Texas at San Antonio

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS (CURRENT AND PREVIOUS)

  • Registered Professional Engineer – TX, LA, NE, AL
  • National Society of Professional Engineers
  • Phi Eta Sigma
  • Eta Kappa Nu
  • Tau Beta Pi
  • Beta Beta Beta
  • Advisory Board:  Hazardous Substances Journal
  • Peer Review Committee:  EPA Office of Research and Development
  • Air and Waste Management Association
  • Texas Water Pollution Control Association
  • Houston Engineers Society
  • Houston Chamber of Commerce
  • International Society of Environmental Forensics
  • National Groundwater Association
  • Peer Reviewer:  Environmental Forensics Journal
  • Member:  ASTM Committee on Forensic Environmental Investigations
  • Member:  Forensic Expert Witness Association
  • Member:  Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (International)
  • Texas Board of Professional Engineers – Technical Expert for Enforcement
  • Lecturer – University of Houston Graduate Program
  • Lecturer – San Jacinto College

PROJECT TYPE

  • Background Analysis of Soil and Groundwater
  • Chemical Fingerprinting
  • Control Group Sampling and Analysis
  • Economic Analysis and Engineering Cost Estimates
  • Fate and Transport Studies
  • Geophysical Imaging and Electromagnetic Imaging
  • Groundwater Sampling and Monitoring
  • Multi-Media Sampling and Analysis
  • Ambient air
  • Ecosystems
  • Groundwater
  • Household attic dust
  • Indoor ambient air
  • Outdoor dust
  • Sediment
  • Sludge
  • Soil
  • Soil gas
  • Surface water
  • Phase I, II, III Site Assessments
  • Records Review, and Data Compilation
  • Remediation and Decontamination
  • Site Reconnaissance

PROJECT SETTING

  • Industrial
  • Chemical Plants
  • Iron, Steel, Aluminum, Chrome, other Metals Plants
  • Manufacturing Plants
  • Oil & Gas Exploration and Production
  • Power Plants
  • Refineries and Fuel Terminals
  • Transmission Lines and Pipelines
  • Wood Preserving, Wood Treating Sites
  • Commercial
  • Dry Cleaners
  • Gas Stations
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping Malls
  • Private Property
  • Farm Land
  • Ranch Land
  • Residential Areas

PROJECT CONTAMINANT

  • Agent Orange
  • Carbon Black
  • Chloride
  • Chlorinated Hydrocarbons (TCA, TCE, PCE)
  • Dioxins/Furans
  • Metals (RCRA, Priority Pollutant)
  • Mold and Biological Agents
  • NAPLs (DNAPL and LNAPL)
  • Pentachlorophenol (PCP)
  • Pesticide and Herbicides
  • Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)
  • Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)
  • Radionuclides
  • Salinity, TDS, Sodium, Chloride
  • Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds (SVOCs)
  • Sulfur, Sulfides, and Inorganics
  • Total Dissolved Solid (TDS)
  • Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH)
  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING PROJECTS

  • Site selection and site evaluation studies
  • Environmental reports and impact statements
  • Air, water, wastewater, solid waste, and hazardous waste permitting and regulatory compliance
  • Multi-media environmental sampling and analysis (air emission testing, ambient air quality sampling, household dust sampling, outdoor dust sampling, surface soil and subsurface soil sampling, sludge sampling, groundwater and surface water sampling, ecosystem sampling)
  • Pollution abatement and waste minimization system design and construction
  • Fate and transport studies
  • Exposure assessments and human health and ecological risk assessments
  • Forensic investigations and chemical fingerprinting
  • Expert reports

POWER SYSTEMS PROJECTS

  • Fossil-fueled electrical generating stations (natural gas, fuel oil, wood, lignite, and coal)
  • Gas turbine and combined cycle units, with heat recovery
  • Nuclear power generating stations
  • Geothermal and hydrothermal power systems
  • Wind power systems
  • Solar power systems
  • Wet, wet/dry, and dry cooling tower systems

Assignments have included:

  • Project management and system planning
  • Transmission and distribution studies, protective relaying
  • Engineering feasibility studies
  • Pro forma cost estimates and engineering cost estimates
  • Nuclear fuel cycle cost analysis
  • Site selection and permitting, regulatory compliance
  • Licensing studies, and environmental impact studies

PROJECT EXPERIENCE (WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT)

  • Project planning, and engineering feasibility studies
  • Water sampling and analysis
  • Bench-scale treatability studies
  • Field pilot studies
  • Engineering economic evaluations
  • Conceptual design of water and wastewater treatment systems involving the treatment of raw sewage, industrial waste, chemical-contaminated water, and pathogen-contaminated water
  • Conceptual design of processes involving electro-coagulation/flocculation, filtration, reverse osmosis, ultra-violet light purification, ozonation, chlorination, carbon block filters, and other technologies
  • Assessment of effluents in terms of drinking water applications
  • Use of solar and wind turbine systems to power water treatment processes
  • Expert reports

OIL AND GAS EXPERIENCE

  • Site reconnaissance
  • Records review
  • Spill plans
  • Background establishment
  • Site assessment, including sampling of soil, sludge, groundwater, surface water, and ecosystems
  • Fate and transport assessments
  • Electromagnetic imaging
  • Chemical fingerprinting
  • Remediation of hydrocarbons, salinity, NORM, and metals in soils and groundwater
  • Engineering cost estimates
  • Expert reports
  • Petroleum hydrocarbons, chlorides / salinity, metals, radionuclides
  • PROJECT EXPERIENCE (ENGINEERING COST ESTIMATES)

Pro Forma Cost estimates

  • ASCE Level I, 2, 3, 4, 5 estimates
  • Deterministic estimates (e.g., Excel based)
  • Stochastic estimates (e.g., Monte Carlo based)
  • Range of estimates: a few thousands to several billion dollars
  • Expert reports 

PROJECT AND WORK EXPERIENCE

City Public Service (1972-75)

Staff Engineer, Project Coordinator

City Public Service

San Antonio, Texas

  • Performed breakeven economic calculations of coal-fired versus nuclear powered electrical generation facilities.
  • Designed a conceptual layout of a power transmission line from an existing fossil-fueled power plant to a large cooling reservoir.
  • Performed economic analyses associated with pumping condenser cooling water and transmitting high voltage power for a conceptual nuclear power plant.
  • Performed economic analyses associated with various environmental considerations for a conceptual nuclear power plant site.
  • Worked with consultants to develop a site selection methodology for a nuclear power plant.
  • Studied and provided technical coordination of site selection studies for a proposed nuclear power plant.  The primary considerations were environmental impact, technical feasibility of the site, and relative economics.
  • Assisted other engineers and scientists in developing a methodology and data base for the selection of candidate sites for a proposed nuclear power plant.
  • Prepared a bid specification for a meteorological monitoring station at an existing fossil-fueled power plant, and then evaluated bids, and recommended a contractor for implementation.
  • Prepared EPA permit applications for wastewater discharges from fossil-fueled power plants.
  • Collected wastewater samples from a fossil-fueled power plant and had them tested to support EPA NPDES permit requirements.
  • Assisted in the review of the environmental impact statement for South Texas Nuclear Project.

R. W. Beck & Associates (1975-79)

Senior Engineer / Project Manager

R. W. Beck & Associates

Columbus, Nebraska

Denver, Colorado

  • Performed an independent review of an environmental impact statement for a coal-fired power plant.
  • Provided environmental inputs into financial feasibility studies and funding for public power supply projects (multiple projects).
  • Performed site selection studies for several gas turbine, combined cycle, and coal-fired power generation facilities. The primary considerations were environmental impact, technical feasibility of the site, and relative economics (multiple projects).
  • Prepared EPA, BLM, and state permit applications for wastewater discharges and air emissions from several gas turbine, combined cycle, and coal-fired power generation facilities (multiple projects).
  • Prepared EPA / other federal lead agency Environmental Impact Statements for several gas turbine, combined cycle, and coal-fired power generation facilities (multiple projects).
  • Performed calculations, assisted in the development of computer simulation models, and wrote reports (published by the Electric Power Research Institute and the State of California) which pertained to the relative economics associated with the use of wet, wet/dry, and dry cooling tower systems to dissipate waste heat from the thermal process associated with geothermal power plants.and dry cooling tower systems to dissipate waste heat from the thermal process associated with nuclear power plants.
  • Performed calculations, assisted in the development of computer simulation models, and wrote reports which pertained to the relative economics associated with the use of wet, wet/dry, and dry cooling tower systems to dissipate waste heat from the thermal process associated with fossil-fueled power plants.
  • Assisted other engineers in evaluating the technical and economic feasibility of constructing a grassroots wood-burning power plant.
  • Assisted other engineers in evaluating the cost of nuclear fuel for a nuclear power plant.
  • Analysis of air pollution control equipment and compliance with Clean Air Act

Brown & Root, Inc. - Halliburton (1979-80)

 

Senior Engineer / Project Manager

Brown & Root

Houston, Texas

 

  • Coordinated the site selection and environmental permits for a grassroots coal-fired power plant. The primary considerations were environmental impact, technical feasibility of the site, and relative economics.  This included the collection of baseline environmental data.
  • Reviewed various environmental permit applications for a grassroots coal-fired power plant.
  • Assisted in the development of standardized licensing and permitting support documents to be used on all fossil-fueled power plant projects (air pollution control, water and wastewater treatment, waste management, etc.)

Pace Consultants and Engineers (1980-83)

Project Manager and Practice Leader

Pace Consultants

Houston, Texas

 

  • Conducted site selection studies for grassroots chemical plants which included site economics, potential environmental impact, and logistical considerations (multiple projects).
  • Studied the feasibility and associated economics of various methods of managing and disposing of hazardous wastes in the liquid, sludge, and solid forms (multiple projects).
  • Prepared multi-client studies that reviewed the feasibility and economics associated with alternative methods of recycling toxic solvent wastes.
  • Prepared multi-client studies that reviewed the feasibility and economics associated with alternative methods of disposing of toxic wastes in incinerators, landfills, treatment units, deep well injection, etc.
  • Prepared a feasibility study for the destruction of toxic wastes using at-sea incineration technology.
  • Provided recommendations to clients who were contemplating entry into the commercial hazardous waste market (multiple projects).
  • Prepared EPA, other federal, and state permit applications for wastewater discharges and air emissions from chemical plants (multiple projects).
  • Assisted other engineers in the evaluation of coal-gasification facilities in terms of market penetration.
  • Constructed supply/demand curves for establishing the pricing of commercial waste management services.

NUS Corporation - Halliburton (1983-90)

Manager of Business Development

Regional Manager

Director of Regional Business Development

General Manager

NUS Corporation

Houston, Texas

 

  • Managed the regional business development program which included sales, marketing, and proposal preparation for multi-disciplinary environmental studies, permits, conceptual design, engineering design, and remedial construction.
  • Managed a 55-person staff of engineers, scientists, technicians, and support staff in the execution of various engineering and scientific studies, permits, conceptual design, engineering design, and remedial construction.  Facilities included landfills, wastewater treatment systems, air pollution control systems, etc. at chemical plants, refineries, fossil-fueled power plants, and energy production facilities.
  • Principal-in-Charge for an environmental upgrade program for a major chemical plant in Texas City.
  • Principal-in-Charge for RCRA Part A and Part B permit applications for refineries in the Gulf Coast region (multiple projects).
  • Principal-in-Charge for the conceptual design of a wastewater treatment upgrade program for a major chemical plant.
  • Principal-in-Charge for air emissions and ambient air quality testing for a major chemical complex.
  • Principal-in-Charge for the remediation and closure of a refinery landfarm (multiple projects).
  • Principal-in-Charge for the remediation and closure of a waste disposal area for a chemical plant.
  • Provided oversight for remedial investigations and feasibility studies for CERCLA sites (multiple projects).
  • Provided oversight for vadose zone and groundwater investigations (multiple projects).
  • Project Manager for a major engineering study of the necessary upgrades of a major refinery in Mexico to comply with mirror US regulations. 

 

Roy F. Weston (1990-91)

Project Director

Roy F. Weston

Houston, Texas

  • Served as Project Director for a wastewater treatment feasibility study for a major petrochemical plant.
  • Prepared a corporate business plan for pursuit of the Mexican environmental engineering services market.
  • Prepared a summary plan for the environmental upgrade of a refinery.

M. W. Kellogg (1991-92)

Environmental Program Manager

M W Kellogg

Houston, Texas

 

  • Project Manager for an environmental engineering feasibility study of technical options for the management and disposal of refinery wastes at several refineries and production facilities.
  • Provided managerial oversight of the Benzene-NESHAP upgrade program for seven major refineries.
  • Project Manager for a state-of-the-art environmental engineering study for the American Petroleum Institute on pollution prevention for refinery crude oil units.
  • Lead Engineer in the preparation of the 1992 Strategic Business Plan and the development of a project management system for environmental projects.
  • Prepared the environmental engineering portion of a proposal for a turnkey $14 billion international LNG complex.

McLaren/Hart Environmental Engineering (1992-94)

Regional Manager

McLaren/Hart Environmental Engineering Company

McLaren/Hart de Mexico

Houston, Texas

 

  • Managed three offices with a 25-person staff of engineers, scientists, technicians, and support staff in the execution of various engineering and scientific studies, regulatory 
  • compliance audits, due diligence assessments, permits, conceptual and engineering design, and remedial construction.  Facilities included industrial and manufacturing sites, orphan sites, pipelines, chemical plants, refineries, and energy exploration sites.
  • Project Manager for exposure and human risk assessment studies for contaminated oilfield properties (multiple projects).
  • Project Manager for the site assessment, human health risk assessment, engineering feasibility study, and remedial construction of a contaminated oilfield property in a residential subdivision.
  • Principal-in-Charge for regulatory compliance and site assessment work for a pipeline company.
  • Project Manager for a remedial investigation of a benzene release from an oil and gas field production facility.
  • Reviewed remediation plans for a CERCLA site.
  • Project Manager for due diligence assessments, regulatory assessments, risk audits, process safety management studies, technical audits, and regulatory compliance audits for industrial 
  • and manufacturing facilities (steel production, refining, petrochemical, specialty chemicals, automotive, and glass manufacturing) in Mexico (multiple projects), including air pollution, wastewater, and waste management systems.
  • Developed hybrid US-Mexican environmental regulatory compliance audit protocols.
  • Conducted first process safety management study/Haz-Ops study for a glass manufacturing facility in Mexico under new Mexican federal guidelines.
  • Conducted comprehensive environmental assessments (air, wastewater, and hazardous waste media) of two major refineries and production areas in Mexico, including the technical and financial requirements to upgrade the complexes to meet US environmental standards.
  • Project Manager for the planning, site characterization studies, remedial investigations, and remediation plans for clean-up of several contaminated industrial sites in Mexico.
  • Key participant and featured speaker in the First International Symposium on Environmental Auditing in Mexico.
  • Taught various training seminars on project management, environmental regulations, environmental control technologies, regulatory compliance audits, process safety management, waste minimization/pollution prevention, and environmental Total Quality Management (TQM) in Mexico.

 

3TM International, Inc. (1994-present)

President and Principal Engineer

3TM International / Terra Technologies

Houston, Texas

 

  • Project Manager for the environmental site assessment and due diligence assessment for the acquisition of 26 oil and gas properties for a major products pipeline company.
  • Project Manager for the collection of environmental and geotechnical subsurface soil samples using direct push technology/cone penetrometer technology for a US DOD site (multiple projects).
  • Project Manager for the collection of environmental and geotechnical subsurface soil samples using direct push technology/cone penetrometer technology for a US DOE site.
  • Project Manager for the collection of environmental and geotechnical subsurface soil samples using direct push technology/cone penetrometer technology for hazardous waste and municipal waste landfills (multiple projects).
  • Project Manager for the collection of environmental and geotechnical subsurface soil samples using direct push technology/cone penetrometer technology for spills sites (multiple projects).
  • Project Manager for the collection of environmental and geotechnical subsurface soil samples using direct push technology/cone penetrometer technology for a nitrate 
  • contaminated site.
  • Project Manager for the collection of environmental sediment samples in a bay in Texas using direct push technology/cone penetrometer technology.
  • Project Manager for the collection of environmental baseline data using direct push technology and other techniques for a major refinery, terminals, and service stations in the Pacific Rim.
  • Project Manager for the site characterization of service station sites in Texas (multiple projects).
  • Project Manager for the site characterization of contaminated oilfield properties using direct push technology (multiple sites).
  • Project Manager for the site characterization of a contaminated product pipeline property using direct push technology.
  • Project Manager for the site characterization of contaminated oilfield properties, spill sites, creosote facilities, pipeline, and vacant properties using electromagnetic 
  • imaging (multiple projects).
  • Technical Manager for the collection of soil and groundwater samples at dry cleaning facilities (multiple projects).
  • Technical Manager for the collection of subsurface soil gas and indoor ambient air quality samples at a high school.
  • Technical Manager for the excavation and removal of contaminated soil (multiple projects).
  • Technical Manager for the conducting of laboratory bench-scale treatability studies aimed at evaluating in-situ chemical treatment of soils and groundwater contaminated with 
  • BTEX, chlorinated hydrocarbons, and other contaminants (multiple projects) using hydrogen peroxide, Fenton’s Reagent, Oxi, sodium and potassium permanganate, and other reagents.
  • Technical Manager for the preparation of cost estimates to treat contaminated soil and groundwater using in-situ chemical treatment and other technologies (multiple projects).
  • Technical Manager for the in-situ chemical treatment of soils and groundwater contaminated with BTEX, chlorinated hydrocarbons, and other contaminants using high pressure jetting 
  • and low pressure injection of reagents (multiple projects).
  • Technical Manager for the in-situ chemical treatment of soils and groundwater contaminated with hexavalent chrome using high pressure jetting and low pressure injection of reagents (multiple projects).
  • Project Manager and provided expert engineering testimony for environmental toxic tort cases involving the following toxic chemicals:  PCBs, Dioxins/Furans, Volatile and Semivolatile 
  • Hydrocarbons, Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Toxic Metals and Metalloids, Radionuclides, Biological Agents, and other substances.  These cases involved releases of these contaminants 
  • from a source into the atmosphere, surface water, groundwater, surface soils, and/or subsurface soils and subsequent impact upon human and ecological receptors.
  • Project Manager and provided expert engineering testimony for environmental toxic tort cases in which I calculated the pro forma cost associated with decontamination and restoration programs for contaminated soils, sediments, and groundwater and indoor living environments at residences and buildings.
  • Evaluated widespread releases of PCBs, Dioxins, and chlorinated solvents throughout a large residential community; environmental media assessed included soil, sediments, airborne dust, household dust, surface water, and groundwater.
  • Evaluated widespread releases of Dioxins throughout a residential community and creek system; environmental media assessed included soils and sediments.
  • Evaluated widespread releases of Agent Orange and Dioxins throughout a residential community; environmental media assessed included surface soils and indoor household dust.
  • Evaluated widespread releases of creosote materials, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and Dioxins throughout a large residential community; environmental media assessed included soil, sediments, airborne dust, household dust, ambient air, surface water, and groundwater (multiple sites and projects).
  • Prepared management summary reports for assessing the technical merits of the case for several creosote sites throughout the US.
  • Evaluated widespread releases of creosote materials and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons throughout a small residential community located in the Everglades; environmental media assessed included soil, sediments, airborne dust, household dust, surface water, and groundwater.
  • Evaluated widespread releases of benzene and other volatile organic compounds throughout a residential community; environmental media assessed included soil, soil gas, and ambient indoor air.
  • Evaluated widespread releases of benzene and other volatile organic compounds throughout the campus of a major high school; environmental media assessed included soil, soil gas, and ambient indoor air.
  • Evaluated widespread releases of VOCs, sulfur compounds, and carbon black throughout a residential area; environmental media assessed included ambient air and indoor dust.
  • Evaluated the releases of toxic mold and other biological agents throughout a residential area; environmental media assessed included soil, sediments, airborne dust, household dust, and surface water.
  • Evaluated the releases of toxic mold and other biological agents, metals, and other substances from poultry operations; environmental media assessed included soil, sediments, airborne dust, household dust, and surface water.
  • Evaluated the widespread release of chlorinated solvents, including DNAPL, into the groundwater beneath a large residential community; source of solvents was an adjacent petrochemical company that had impacted four aquifers
  • Evaluated widespread release of hexachlorobenzene, other chlorinated hydrocarbons, and hydrocarbons into public waterways and estuaries; source of the contamination was a large petrochemical company.
  • Evaluated the release of chlorinated solvents by a dry cleaning operation onto commercial and residential property.
  • Evaluated the contamination of private ranch land with petroleum hydrocarbons and brines from oil producing facilities; environmental media assessed included soils, groundwater, and surface water.
  • Evaluated the contamination of private properties with chlorinated hydrocarbons from an electric component manufacturing facility.
  • Developed cost estimates to remediate and/or restore contaminated properties, including soil, groundwater, and residences as a result of various type of contamination, including hydrocarbon, chlorinated solvent, PAHs, Dioxins, and PCBs (multiple projects).
  • Evaluated the release of petroleum hydrocarbons from underground storage tanks into surrounding soil, groundwater, ditches, and utility corridors.
  • Evaluated the release of pesticides from the aerial application of pesticide-coated rice seed and tail water in an agricultural environment (multiple projects).
  • Evaluated the release of pesticides from a pesticide manufacturing facility into surrounding soils and sediments; environmental media assessed included soils, sediments, and indoor dust.
  • Evaluated the release of brine from a saltwater pipeline into a protected estuary.
  • Evaluated the release of odor and biological pathogens from an open sewage lagoon into a residential community.
  • Evaluated the releases of various chemicals from commercial landfills.
  • Evaluated the release of crude oil from a breach in a crude oil pipeline onto private property.
  • Forensic identification of sources of contamination for PAHs, PCBs, Agent Orange, Pesticides, and Dioxins/Furans using chemical fingerprinting techniques (multiple projects).
  • Preparation of pro forma cost estimates to restore contaminated private properties following the failure of a crude oil tank as a result of damage by Hurricane Katrina.
  • Preparation of pro forma cost estimates to restore private property that became contaminated from historical oilfield operations (multiple projects).
  • Preparation of pro forma cost estimates to restore two large refinery complexes in New Jersey by the remediation of contamination and the construction of productive wetlands.
  • Preparation of engineering cost estimates to restore hundreds of impacted properties in Ecuador that became contaminated from historical oilfield operations (public estimate was $27 billion).
  • Preparation of technical review of expert reports involving the nature and extent of soil and groundwater contamination at oil and gas properties.
  • Preparation of engineering cost estimates to remediate and restore oil field sites.
  • Evaluation of emissions from a fossil-fueled power plan in Ohio.
  • Technical engineering expert for US Economic Opportunity Commission.
  • Preparation of engineering cost estimates to treat frack water and produced water at various shale play sites (multiple projects).
  • Collection of household attic dust samples for major pesticide litigation. 
  • Preparation of expert report involving alleged exposure to contaminated construction dust and debris.
  • Management consulting support to small private oil company.
  • Remediation of soils and restoration of private property impacted by frack-out during the installation of a pipeline.

CURRENT PROJECTS AND BUSINESS INITIATIVES

The following is a list of other consulting projects, litigation cases, and business initiatives currently underway:

Air Emissions:

  • Coal-fired power plant: fly ash and bottom ash releases
  • Pesticide plant: collection of household attic dust samples and air dispersion modeling
  • Particulate emissions impact to private property from metal recycling operations

Oil and Gas Sector:

  • Oil and gas operating site: investigation of salinity impacted areas
  • Oil and gas legacy site: investigation of hydrocarbons, salinity, metals, radionuclides in soil / groundwater
  • Oil and gas legacy site: investigation of hydrocarbons, salinity, metals, radionuclides in soil / groundwater
  • Oil and gas legacy site: investigation of hydrocarbons, salinity, metals, radionuclides in soil / groundwater
  • Oil and gas operating site: remediation of impacted soils
  • Oil and gas operating site: remediation of tank battery
  • Release of crude oil and salinity from pipeline 
  • Release of crude oil and salinity from pipeline
  • Water, Wastewater, and Groundwater:
  • Engineering cost estimate for wetlands restoration
  • Nature and extent of groundwater plumes at refinery
  • Nature and extent of groundwater plumes at wood treating facility
  • Release of salinity to crawfish farming operation
  • Radionuclides in public water supply drinking water
  • Consultant to new technology for the treatment of metals and radionuclides in wastewater
  • Consultant to treatment of groundwater to produce agricultural irrigation
  • Development of provisional patent to treat metals and radionuclides in water
  • Treatment of oily wastewater at tank cleaning facility

Solar Power Systems:

  • Conceptual design of solar power systems
  • Engineering cost estimates of solar power systems

Miscellaneous:

  • Forensic investigation of contaminated food
  • Forensic investigation of allegedly-contaminated Native American property

Medical:

  • Patent work on enteric encapsulation of medical composition
  • Patent work on delivery systems for disinfection of virus-contaminated surfaces
  • Impact of aluminum and mercury on neuro-degenerative diseases
  • R&D with NIH and USDA

Impact from Flooding:

  • Impact to subdivision from Hurricane Harvey
  • Impact to rural properties from Hurricane Harvey

Product Liability

  • Alleged failure of engineered protective liner system

 

 


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