RCRA Investigation, Active and Former Automotive Manufacturing Facilities
General Motors, Kokomo and Bedford, Indiana
Provided task management assistance, technical oversight and hydrogeologic support for the investigative activities related to shallow and deep chlorinated solvent impacts within the surrounding aquifer. Conducted numerous roto-sonic drilling events over a two-year period to support the horizontal and vertical delineation of chlorinated impacts at the unconsolidated and bedrock interface. Responsible for oversite of roto-sonic drilling program, core logging, design and installation of monitoring wells. Conducted packer testing and developed and evaluated geologic cross sections for the development of site conceptual model. Developed the written Standard Operating Procedure for soil vapor sampling and installed many of the soil vapor monitoring points currently utilized in the ongoing investigation.
Pipeline Release – Investigation, Remediation, Mitigation of Risk
Confidential Pipeline Transmission Company, Cedar Grove, Indiana
Project, task, and field management for environmental activities associated with a 30-inch diesel pipeline release. Activities included the design and installation of residential water filtration systems to mitigate risk to human health, advanced subsurface delineation of hydrocarbons using a Cone Penetration Testing (CPT) rig equipped with a Rapid Optical Screening Tool (ROST) – a form of Laser Induced Fluorescence, Light Non-Aqueous Phase Liquid (LNAPL) baildown testing, hydrogeologic testing (slug tests, pump tests, etc.), monitoring well installation, quarterly groundwater sampling, monthly groundwater gauging data management, evaluation, and reporting. Data collected from the above activities supported an in depth LNAPL mobility study resulting in quantitative analysis and mathematical modeling illustrating that the LNAPL was effectively immobile. Facilitated property access agreements and supported client legal counsel with environmental interpretation, state regulations, and residential communications.
Allison Transmission – Remedial Facility Investigation
Over two years of roto-sonic drilling, completed on numerous site investigations at the site. Responsible for oversite of rotosonic drilling programs using both sonic and mini-sonic drill rigs, core logging, design and installation of monitoring wells. Multiple events and multiple drilling companies used throughout the years of investigation at the site. Developed and evaluated geologic cross sections continually updating the site conceptual model, along with the characterization of chlorinated solvents (PCE, TCE, DCE, and VC) in deep multi-aquifer setting.
Redevelopment of Former Hydrocarbon Bulk Storage Facility
Confidential Petroleum Company, Indianapolis, Indiana
Preformed task and field management for investigation activities associated with the redevelopment of a former bulk storage plant back to a public baseball park. Activities included coordination of field events, sampling, clearing, reporting, and rigorous health and safety review and implementation related to the both hydrocarbon and lead impacted soil and groundwater. Remedial activities to included removal of lead impacted soils, groundwater investigation, and free product abatement. Received a risk based non-default closure with the final approval by Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) and the U.S. EPA (who provided a limited oversight role due to the historical sensitivity of the project).
Lee & Ryan (U.S. EPA) – Phase 1 Lincoln Park/ Milwaukee River Dredging Project
Milwaukee Estuary Area of Concern, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Developed new client and was awarded a third-party oversight and site management role during the dredging of river sediments contaminated with primarily PCBs (portions TSCA waste) and asbestos. Developed teaming agreement, executed contract, and detailed scope of work regarding the third-party health and safety oversight; technical assistance, and as built drawings for the project. Coordinated staff, managed financial budgets, and maintained employee compliance throughout project duration.
Miller Springs Remediation Management, White Lake Dredging Superfund Site
Client Confidential, Montague, Michigan
Project geologist responsible for all environmental monitoring, sampling, and quality control. Coordinated resources for and implemented ambient air monitoring program consisting of time weighted average (TWA) constituent-specific sampling on a 24-hour basis using EPA methodologies for PCBs (TO-4a) and PM10 particulates, and NIOSH PCM and TEM methodologies for asbestos. Deployed, operated, and maintained real-time turbidity monitoring system consisting of five buoys with sensors placed above and below thermocline. Utilized data logging and telemetry to operate system remotely. Turbidity data was collected at 10-minute intervals, managed and evaluated with data management software. Utilized Trimble backpack GPS unit for precise placement of buoys and to direct confirmation sampling using a “Ponar” dredge sampling device to verify that contaminant cleanup objectives were met. Coordinated collection of all confirmation, waste disposal, and quality control samples. Wrote final report summarizing remediation activities. Project was completed on time and under budget.
Landfill Sighting Investigation
Confidential Client, Veedersburg, Indiana
Task and field management for geotechnical investigation activities associated with completing the Indiana State landfill application. Activities included interpretation of state landfill regulations, monitoring well installation, groundwater sampling, soil sampling, and data evaluation.
Remedial Facility Investigation
General Motors Corporation, Indianapolis, Indiana
Task Manager for environmental activities associated with automotive parts manufacturing facilities. Activities have included Phase I and II environmental assessments, coordination of and oversight of field investigations, quality control, reporting, and technical support. Contaminants of concern have included chlorinated solvents, petroleum hydrocarbons, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and metals. Remedial technologies implemented at the facilities have included groundwater pump & treat, air sparging, soil vapor extraction, in-situ reductive zones, and monitored natural attenuation.
Manufactured Gas Plant Remediation
Vectren Corporation, Indiana Gas Company, Inc., New Albany, Indiana
Site Safety and remediation task manager responsible for sample collection, data management, and client and regulator correspondence preparation. Coordinated and implemented a comprehensive real-time and time-weighted average (TWA) ambient air monitoring program. Used portable GC, PID and personal data ram/aerosol meter for real-time monitoring. Collected TWA constituent-specific samples on a 24-hour basis using EPA methodologies for semi-volatile organics (TO-13) and volatile organics using Summa canisters (TO-14). Corresponded with laboratory and managed all environmental data. Drafted confirmation sampling report and remediation completion report.
Natural Gas Pipe Line Pressure Testing/Water Quality Testing
Vectren Corporation, Indiana Gas Company, Inc., Crestwood, Kentucky
Project scientist responsible for setting up and operating mobile on-site water treatment system to control discharge concentrations of suspended solids and total iron released from a natural gas pipeline after pressure testing. Water quality was monitored on a real-time basis with a Hach DR 890 colorimeter and with analytical samples. Maintained and adjusted the system as needed for three consecutive days. Successfully filtered over 375,000 gallons of water, controlling the concentrations of total suspended solids and total iron in accordance with local DNR/EPA criteria.
Chemical Plant and Tar Pit Environmental Dredge Site
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Jennings, Michigan.
Project Geologist providing fulltime oversight for the duration of remediation activities for the dredging of lake-bottom sediments. Developed waste manifests for all transported hazardous waste. Conducted weekly progress meetings and authored daily progress reports. Performed turbidity monitoring and located, collected, and managed verification samples from specific coordinates within the dredge area using a “Ponar” dredge sampling device and GPS. Corresponded with laboratory and managed all environmental samples. Wrote construction summary report including sampling procedure/results, on-site ambient air monitoring summary, and turbidity monitoring summary. Successfully handled public relations, site security issues, and project documentation. The project was completed on time and under budget.
Railyard Superfund Site
Confidential Railway Client, Elkhart, Indiana
Construction manager for the design-build of a groundwater containment pumping and treatment system and groundwater circulation well pilot system. Provided full time field oversight and management for the construction of a groundwater treatment plant capable of treating 600 gallons per minute of volatile organic compound impacted groundwater. Oversaw the installation and hydrostatic pressure testing of approximately 5000 feet of HDPE piping. Coordinated construction activities during rail yard operations at one of the largest hump yards in the Midwest, including a 300-foot jack and bore beneath three sets of active rails, installation of three 150-foot extraction wells, and more than 2000 feet of trenching and backfilling. Managed the submittal plans, product data, and testing results for the duration of the project. Oversaw contractor health and safety including a weekly health and safety meeting. Prepared daily work activity logs and weekly progress reports. Approved small change orders and maintained a photographic log documenting project features. Wrote final report summarizing construction activities and containing the record documents for the project. Project was completed on time and under budget.
Wood Treatment – Voluntary Remediation Program (VRP) Site
Osmose-Casswood, Beardstown, Illinois
Project Geologist responsible for coordinating, implementing, and collecting data for step draw down testing on three extraction wells belonging to an existing remediation system. Using 4-inch submersible pumps, 25-gpm Mini-Troll pressure transducers, flow meters, and the necessary piping and attachments, initiated step draw down tests on each extraction well at three exact pumping rates. Using Win-Situ 4.0 and Grapher 5 software, collected the data and determined specific capacity for each extraction well. Conducted troubleshooting of existing pump and treat system working with the plant operator to identify and correct system inadequacies.
Confidential Utility and Energy Company – Geotechnical and Environmental Investigation
Confidential Utility Company, Conesville, Ohio
Lead field geologist, managing the installation of bedrock wells and unconsolidated wells regarding both environmental and geotechnical evaluations. Executed field work using hollow stem augers and air rotary drilling techniques.
Responsible for bedrock core collection, field logging, identification of karst marker beds in complex geologic setting, utility screening, and health and safety management
Confidential Utility and Energy Company – Investigation and Risk Assessment
Confidential Utility Company, Multiple Sites, Indiana
Project, task, and field management for environmental activities associated with historical and current coal ash management areas. Executed field inspection activities from land and water, regarding the evaluation and assessment of environmental risk to both groundwater and surface water receptors. Responsible for karst feature delineation, evaluation of risk mitigation alternatives, reporting, cost estimation, and coordination/oversight of additional field investigations.
Soil Assessment and Arsenic Plume Evaluation
Monroe County Solid Waste Management District, Bloomington, Indiana
Project geologist responsible for the comprehensive geotechnical evaluation of on-site soils within the landfills borrow area. During these activities the municipality expanded our scope of work to include the installation of monitoring wells due to arsenic contamination found in existing monitoring wells. Logged soils, collected Shelby tube cores, determined the location (installed, developed, and sampled) six monitoring wells, and correlated the stratigraphy of the soil borings to determine soil quantities. Wrote the Soil Assessment Report and contributed to the Arsenic Plume Investigation Report.
Confidential Insurance Companies – Investigation and Remediation
Numerous Sites, State of Indiana
Project manager and technical lead for review and assessment of investigative and remedial design for former dry cleaner properties impacted by chlorinated solvents (PCE, TCE, DCE, and VC). Performed remedial technology evaluations, including the cost analysis and logistical implementation. Responsible for review and coordination of prime contractor activities including the assessment of groundwater, soil, and soil vapor. Assessed data on a quarterly basis and developed routine remedial progress reports.
Indiana Brownfields Program (IFA) – Investigation and Reporting
Numerous Sites, Bloomington and Indianapolis, Indiana
Contract specialist for one of the sixteen pre-qualified IFA contractors. Responsible for development and implementation of Phase II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs), Initial Site Characterizations (ISCs), and Further Site Investigations (FSIs) – specifically on Sites complicated by karst topography and on former railroad properties. Lead Geologist for the development of the conceptual site model, drilling program design and oversight, hydrogeologic (aquifer) testing, and reporting at selected Sites. Performed remedial technology evaluations on additional sites, including the cost analysis and logistical implementation.