James Linton is a Principal Environmental Scientist based in Florida with more than 30 years of experience focused on site assessment and remediation. He specializes in innovative contaminated site investigations, remedial strategy development, biological population studies, wetland restoration, phytoremediation and regulatory compliance. Jim has developed feasibility studies and innovative remediation solutions for manufacturing facilities in the pesticide, electronics, and aerospace industries.
As a consultant, Jim has developed assessment and remedial strategies using the Triad approach philosophy for large, complex sites in multiple states using state-of-the-art, real-time data collection, and led the development of a geographic information system that helped a group of potentially responsible parties negotiate emergency removal actions for a high-priority Superfund site in Georgia. Jim has pioneered the use of engineered phytoremediation to address groundwater contaminated with chlorinated solvents, 1,4-dioxane and other classes of contaminants as a cost-effective, green and sustainable alternative to traditional pump and treat, and has successfully closed sites using this technology at sites in a number of regions of the United States.
Jim's experience also includes development of cost-effective investigative strategies and the application of innovative field study methods for aquatic, wetland, upland, and hydrogeologic environments at client sites under Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and various other regulatory programs.
To advance the state of the practice, Jim presents his work in peer-reviewed journals and at technical conferences across the United States. He has been active at the state and national level with various professional societies including the International Phytoremediation Society, National Association of Ground Water Professionals, the National Association of Environmental Professionals, the National Wildlife Rehabilitation Association, the Air and Waste Management Association, and the Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council (ITRC).