Anne Fitzpatrick is a Senior Principal Scientist based in Washington with more than 26 years of sediment remediation experience. She has in-depth experience managing high-profile investigation and remediation projects under a variety of regulatory programs with oversight from regulators, media, and the public.
Anne's hands-on experience includes sediment toxicity tests, sediment trap designs, radioisotope core profiling for natural recovery analysis, CERCLA cleanup goal negotiations, sustainability metrics, and interpretation of site conceptual models with physical, chemical, and biological components. She has led or participated in regulatory negotiations for nine sediment CERCLA sites nationwide including five in Region X. For 8 years, she managed the Feasibility Study for Lower Duwamish Waterway Superfund Site in Seattle, Washington, one of the largest contaminated sediment sites in the United States. She has also been called upon as a technical expert in sampling techniques, having collected more than 1,000 sediment cores for controversial investigation projects.
A frequent contributor to technical conferences, Anne was awarded Best Paper at the American Bar Association (ABA) national conference for her paper "Developing Long-Term Sustainable Management Strategies for Complex Contaminated Sediment Projects." She has also chaired several sessions at national sediment conferences, and was part of a technical expert panel tasked with helping to revise the Washington State regulations for the management of contaminated sediments.
Her areas of expertise include physical processes, sustainability, ecological toxicology, feasibility studies and remedy selection, and compliance monitoring. Diverse in nature, her projects share Anne's focus on executing achievable, innovative, and cost-effective investigation and cleanup approaches that meet the highest standards of quality and client service.