Phil Harvey is a Senior Principal Hydrogeologist based in Missouri with more than 38 years of experience focused on the evaluation and remediation of contaminated sites. Phil has assisted clients in the mining, power generation, oil and gas, automotive manufacturing, and chemical industries with site remediation, brownfield redevelopment, and litigation support.
Phil has managed a number of large RCRA and Superfund projects, many of which were landfill sites that have received closure. He also managed the cleanup and provided expert witness testimony related to tritium releases at nuclear power stations in the United States. Phil has also supported oil and gas clients with remediation projects at refineries, terminals and pipeline spill sites. He has a strong record of providing clients hydrogeologic services and assisting with regulatory negotiations for coal power and coal mining clients in Illinois.
A skilled hydrogeologist and regulatory resource, Phil supports his clients in efforts to adapt to, revise, and develop new environmental rules. His efforts have facilitated positive changes to rules and guidance within the nuclear power industry. For example, he worked with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and nuclear power industry stakeholders to develop reporting and notice requirements for releases of liquid radioactive fluids to the subsurface. He also supported the nuclear power industry with the development of the 2007 Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) Ground Water Protection Guidance. Phil has also worked with the coal mining industry in Illinois toward a new point of compliance (zone of attenuation) around refuse disposal areas based on three-dimensional modeling efforts. Phil has been an active stakeholder in the revisions to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources' Missouri Risk Based Corrective Action Rules. Phil uses the same skills and strategies both to develop regulatory guidance and to help his clients during project-specific negotiations for site closure.