James Linton is a Principal Environmental Scientist based in Florida with more than 25 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. In Florida, Jim developed an assessment and remedial strategy to address tetrachloroethene impacts to groundwater and soil adjacent to and beneath the largest, non-commercial dry cleaning facility in North America that was the first Florida site to receive approval for the use of passive diffusion samplers. Jim also worked with state and local agencies to develop soil cleanup target levels for a former fuel storage tank farm at an active cement manufacturing facility. The project resulted in the first risk-based corrective action (RBCA) approved for a petroleum site in Florida.
Jim's experience 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 National Association of Ground Water Professionals, the National Association of Environmental Professionals, the National Wildlife Rehabilitation Association, and the Air and Waste Management Association.