Chemicals and Petrochemicals

Our practitioners have significant experience in soil and groundwater remediation of chlorinated solvents, petroleum hydrocarbons, and oxygenates. Our practitioners have significant experience in soil and groundwater remediation of chlorinated solvents, petroleum hydrocarbons, and oxygenates.

Geosyntec provides the chemicals and petrochemicals manufacturing and refining industry with technical services for strategic management and resolution of complex environmental issues. We don't just apply a "standard, one-size-fits-all" solution; rather, we develop site-specific, focused, and often innovative approaches to environmental compliance management, site assessment/remediation, and property redevelopment.

Whether the site is an operating facility, a retained liability, or potential property transfer/redevelopment candidate, we develop creative, cost-effective programs that take advantage of the latest proven technologies and regulatory flexibility to meet the client's objectives and minimize long term risk. Our practitioners have significant experience in soil and groundwater remediation of chlorinated solvents, petroleum hydrocarbons, and oxygenates. For example, Geosyntec is an industry leader in remediating chlorinated solvent impacts to groundwater using advanced in situ bioremediation techniques developed by firm personnel. We also offer significant expertise in evaluation of the vapor intrusion pathway, a critical exposure pathway that recently has received heightened regulatory attention.

Geosyntec works regularly with the environmental regulations facing the industry. With our "hands-on" understanding of compliance issues, coupled with our technical expertise, we can optimize the flexibilities in state and federal regulations to expedite remediation or closure. For example, at a former chlor-alkali NPL site in West Virginia, we worked with our client to take advantage of the CAMU rule which led to regulatory approval for an on-site disposal facility. This approach allowed our client to save millions of dollars in off-site disposal costs. Our practitioners also design solutions that optimize redevelopment options, and we are often retained to address and manage complex challenges associated with multi party or high profile sites.

Services

  • Site investigation and characterization
  • Remediation system installation, operation, and maintenance
  • Site management and regulatory strategies
  • LNAPL and DNAPL assessment and remediation
  • Human health and ecological risk assessments
  • Vapor intrusion pathway evaluation
  • Environmental site assessment for real estate transactions (due diligence)
  • Regulatory liaison
  • Litigation support
  • Natural resource damages (NRD) actions
  • RCRA corrective action
  • Environmental database/GIS management
  • Brownfields site redevelopment

Representative Clients

    • Atofina Chemicals
    • Cabot Corporation
    • Cargill Fertilizer
    • Carus Chemical
    • Chemtrade Logistics, LLC
    • Chevron
    • Ciba Specialty Chemicals
    • ConocoPhillips
    • Dupont
    • FMC Corporation
    • Hercules Incorporated
    • Honeywell International
    • Imperial Chemical Industries
    • Koch Nitrogen
    • Olin

Our Consultants

  • Robert Bachus, Ph.D., P.E.

    Robert Bachus is a Senior Principal engineer based in Georgia with more than 30 years of professional experience focused on geotechnical engineering, geoenvironmental engineering, waste by-product characterization, and the permitting and design of waste containment facilities. He provides analysis, design, and forensic investigation services on projects related to these practice areas. He also provides expert consultation on matters in litigation. Bob is nationally recognized for his ...
  • Nancy Bice, P.G., CEG

    Nancy Bice is a Senior Principal Engineering Geologist based in California with more than 20 years of experience focused on the characterization and remediation of sites impacted by volatile organic compounds. She specializes in innovative site characterization techniques, and the design and implementation of groundwater remediation systems. Nancy has developed site-specific soil and groundwater remediation applications for some of the most complex sites in California regulated under Californ ...
  • J.F. Beech, Ph.D., P.E.

    Jay Beech is a Senior Consultant Engineer based in Georgia with more than 30 years of experience focused on design and construction of waste containment and subsurface barrier systems, sediment remediation, demolition and remediation of former industrial sites, and consulting on projects involving complex geotechnical and civil engineering issues. He has extensive experience managing complex projects involving municipal solid waste, hazardous waste, ash, coal combustion products, low-level ra ...
  • Karen Berry-Spark

    Karen Berry-Spark is a Senior Principal Hydrogeologist based in Ontario with more than 20 years of professional experience focused on the characterization and remediation of sites impacted by chlorinated solvents and other dense non-aqueous phase liquids (DNAPLs) in soil and groundwater. Karen has developed site-specific remedies using in situ bioremediation, zero-valent iron, and related technologies at sites throughout North America. Karen's practice also focuses on the assessment a ...
  • Robert Ettinger

    Robert Ettinger is a Senior Principal Environmental Scientist based in California with more than 20 years of professional experience focused on the fate and transport of contaminants in the unsaturated zone, including soil vapor extraction system design, vapor emission estimation, and subsurface contaminant vapor migration to indoor air. Robbie has extensive experience in assessing potential subsurface vapor intrusion to indoor air associated with former and current gasoline retail an ...
  • Evan Cox, M.Sc.

    Evan Cox is a Senior Principal Remediation Scientist based in Ontario with more than 15 years of experience focused on managing and directing soil and groundwater remediation projects dealing with emerging and recalcitrant contaminants. In the development, feasibility evaluation and application of innovative in situ remediation technologies, Evan's projects include monitored natural attenuation (MNA), enhanced in situ bioremediation (EISB), in situ chemical oxidation (ISCO), and metal ...
  • Peter Zeeb, Ph.D., P.G., LSP

    Peter Zeeb is a Senior Principal Hydrogeologist based in Massachusetts with more than 20 years of experience focused on investigation and remediation strategy at some of the most challenging sites in the country, including CERCLA-regulated sites in New England and the Midwest, as well as numerous state-regulated sites. Specializing in site investigations, modeling, pilot tests, remedial strategy development/alternatives analyses, and full-scale remedy design for more than 20 years, Pe ...
  • Neal Durant, Ph.D.

    Neal Durant is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Washington, D.C. with more than 28 years of experience investigating, remediating, and managing complex contaminated sites. Neal serves as a consultant and advisor to multi-national corporations and government agencies on matters involving quantification, management, and remediation of environmental liabilities. His clients include information technology service companies, aerospace manufacturers, industrial chemicals manufacturers, ...
  • Sam Williams, P.G.

    Sam Williams is a Senior Principal Hydrogeologist based in California with more than 25 years of experience focused on the characterization and remediation of soil and groundwater contamination at industrial and commercial properties. Utilizing his experience in site characterization and innovative remediation programs to work with clients on converting impacted properties into community assets as commercial developments through Brownfields site redevelopment programs, Sam has worked ...
  • David Major, Ph.D., BCES

    David Major is a Senior Principal and the Managing Director and Principal of Savron (www.savronsolutions.com), a division of Geosyntec based in Ontario focused on negotiating, managing and directing the development and deployment of cost-effective remediation strategies and technologies for challenging contaminated sites associated with Fortune 500 companies. With expertise is in situ biodegradation of chlorinated solvents in natural or eng ...
  • Nandra Weeks, P.E.

    Nandra Weeks is a Senior Principal Environmental Engineer based in Florida with more than 20 years of professional experience focused on the engineering and remediation issues associated with environmentally-impaired property redevelopment. She also specializes in the design and implementation of environmental compliance and site remediation programs at municipal solid waste landfills, coal combustion product disposal sites, and other properties. Nandra has developed site-specific app ...
  • Duane Graves, Ph.D.

    Duane Graves is a Senior Principal Scientist based in Tennessee with more than 30 years of experience focused on environmental biotechnology; environmental forensics; in situ groundwater, soil, and sediment remediation; evaluation of airborne biological contaminants; and remediation of groundwater in karst formations. Duane specializes in the development, selection, feasibility evaluation, design, and deployment of remedial solutions for hazardous, radioactive, and mixed-waste, contam ...
  • Mark Grivetti, P.G., CHG, CEG

    Mark Grivetti is a Senior Principal Hydrogeologist based in California with more than 30 years of experience focused on characterization and remediation of hazardous waste sites, surface and groundwater resource management, and engineering geology studies for a wide range of projects. He brings creative environmental solutions to the redevelopment of complex sites impacted by soil and groundwater contamination. Mark's worldwide experience in the investigation and remediation of comple ...
  • Chris Herin, P.G.

    J. Chris Herin is a Senior Principal Hydrogeologist practitioner in the field of environmental risk management and minimization based in Florida with more than 25 years of experience focused on the mitigation of environmentally impaired properties, environmental compliance, due diligence (All Appropriate Inquiry), and cost-to-cure estimates. He also specializes in groundwater studies, contaminant fate and transport evaluations, and waste management. He is often tapped to serve as a technical ...
  • Mary deFlaun, Ph.D., BCES

    Mary deFlaun is a Senior Principal Environmental Scientist based in New Jersey with more than 20 years of experience focused on the development and implementation of in situ remediation technologies. Mary has practical experience bringing in situ remediation technologies addressing recalcitrant organics and metals from bench and pilot scale applications to practical field applications. She has applied technologies such as biostimulation and bioaugmentation to impacted soil and groundw ...
  • Tom Peel, Ph.D.

    Tom Peel is a Senior Principal based in Florida with more than 20 years of experience focused on environmental science and engineering including the development of regulatory and risk-based strategies to obtain cost effective closure and redevelopment for environmentally impacted properties. He specializes in applying innovative risk-based approaches to reduce the cost of site assessment and remediation activities. Tom has directed investigations and remedial strategy development for ...
  • Bertrand Palmer, Ph.D., P.E.

    Bertrand Palmer is a Senior Principal Engineer based in California with more than 20 years of experience focused on developing innovative approaches and designs for projects involving site assessment, remedial investigation, feasibility study, chemical fate and transport analysis, risk assessment, and soil and groundwater remediation. He is experienced in remediation system design, construction, operation, monitoring, and maintenance. With more than 20 years experience in geotechnical ...
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