Robert Ferree is a Senior Principal Geologist based in Michigan with more than 35 years of experience focused on hydrogeologic investigations; vapor intrusion, remedial investigations; underground storage tank (UST) removal; soil and groundwater sampling in accordance with RCRA and CERCLA guidance; remediation system design; remedial system installation; aquifer test performance and analysis; and environmental site assessments (ESAs).
Rob's responsibilities include developing site closure strategies, proposals and cost estimates for innovative hydrogeologic site investigations at sites with complex contaminant and geological settings for industrial, manufacturing and utility clients. He develops steam lined and cost-effective upland and sediment hydrogeologic investigations and corrective actions at former Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) sites.
Complementing the company's innovative in situ remediation techniques, engineering, facility design, and land planning capabilities that lead to redevelopment opportunities for manufacturing, and power and utility clients, Rob also develops cost effective and technically advanced solutions for the closure of coal combustion product (CCP) landfills and surface impoundments. He employs a suite of services including innovative in situ groundwater remediation techniques for oxyanions, environmental liability valuation (ELV) services, and land planning services to meet regulatory endpoints and position sites for closure.
Among Rob's key benefits to clients is his experience in environmental cost estimating and the management of innovative investigations and corrective actions for contaminants such as chlorinated solvents, petroleum hydrocarbons, and inorganic compounds. He has notable experience in the management of challenging contaminants such as TCE, PCE, naphthalene, and other fuel oxygenates and has addressed these at sites regulated under various RCRA, CERCLA, state-lead, and voluntary cleanup programs.
Actively involved in technical presentations to private clients, Rob has served the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Utility Solid Waste Activities Group (USWAG), and national and international MGP conferences over the last 20 years. Rob has presented on innovative remedial solutions for naphthalene groundwater contamination at MGP sites. He was also involved in the preparation of the latest EPRI white paper document for groundwater remediation of inorganic constituents via monitored natural attenuation mechanisms at CCR impoundments