Phil Harvey is a Senior Principal Hydrogeologist based in Missouri with more than 40 years of experience focused on evaluating and remediating contaminated sites. Phil helps 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 many large Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and Superfund projects in Illinois, Missouri, and Kansas; many of these were closed landfill sites or landfills undergoing closure. He also managed cleanup and provided expert witness testimony related to tritium releases at nuclear power stations in the United States. In addition, Phil supported oil and gas clients with remediation projects at refineries, terminals, and pipeline spill sites. Clients turn to Phil for his strong record of providing hydrogeologic services and assisting with regulatory negotiations. Notably, he provided these services for coal power and coal mining clients in Illinois and Missouri.
A skilled hydrogeologist and regulatory resource, Phil helps his clients adapt to, revise, and develop new environmental rules. His work supported 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) Groundwater Protection Guidance.
To support the Illinois coal-mining industry, Phil helped negotiate a new point of compliance (zone of attenuation) around refuse disposal areas based on three-dimensional modeling. Having helped revise the Missouri Department of Natural Resources' Risk-Based Corrective Action Rules, Phil uses the same skillset to develop regulatory guidance and help his clients negotiate closure for their sites. Recently, he presented on the importance of multiple lines of evidence in establishing an appropriate conceptual site model to allow a site to be taken to closure.