James Stout, BCES

Jim Stout is a Senior Principal Environmental Scientist based in Texas with more than 35 years of experience focused on the effective management of environmental remediation projects for private and public sector facilities, including Superfund sites. Jim has extensive experience in providing clients solutions to their environmental challenges through site investigations and the implementation of corrective actions. His primary clients include those in the petroleum, municipal and hazardous solid waste, and manufacturing industries.


Throughout his career, Jim's projects have involved diverse environmental media and concurrent interactions with multiple regulatory agencies. A particular focus of his is the long-term management of hazardous and non-hazardous solid waste facilities. He has led hundreds of programs that resulted in the successful remediation, closure, post-closure, and reuse or redevelopment of waste disposal facilities, primarily in the United States. Jim also has designed and managed a sizable portfolio of landfill gas collection and control systems throughout the United States and leachate management initiatives along the Texas Gulf Coast.

Jim's experience with poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) centers on landfill-related litigation cases. He has evaluated the occurrence of PFAS compounds in landfill leachate, groundwater, and biosolids and evaluated potential PFAS impacts related to a local publicly-operated treatment works. He has also provided senior-level support to respond to new state requirements to sample and report on groundwater and leachate results for PFAS compounds.

Jim's expertise also extends to in situ treatment of contaminated soil and sediment; contaminated soil excavation and disposal; contaminated sediment dredging and treatment; transportation of hazardous and industrial waste; contaminant investigation and delineation; groundwater containment, recovery and treatment; stream restoration; and Brownfields redevelopment. He has extensive experience managing and providing support for environmental legal proceedings, litigation, and environmental insurance recovery. He frequently develops estimates of fair value of environmental remediation liabilities for corporate entities.

To advance the state of the practice, Jim is working with university researchers to evaluate potential PFAS destruction technologies such as sodium catalyst reduction and mineralization and using specialty anodes for application in industrial wastewaters.

Contact Jim Stout at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or +1-281-920-4601.

Career Summary: James Stout, BCES

  • Specialties: Site Investigation and Remediation; Environmental Management Assessment and Systems; Sediment Assessment and Remediation; Waste Containment Facility Planning and Design; Brownfields Redevelopment Planning and Design
  • Practice Areas: Contaminated Site Assessment and Cleanup, Environmental Management, Waste Management
  • Disciplines: Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences
  • Education: M.S., Environmental Sciences, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1986; B.S., Biology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1978

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