Robert Ferree is a Senior Principal Geologist based in Michigan with more than 30 years of experience focused on hydrogeologic investigations; remedial investigations; underground storage tank (UST) removal; soil and groundwater sampling plan preparation; soil and groundwater sampling in accordance with RCRA and CERCLA guidance; surface and down-hole geophysical methods; remediation system design; remedial system installation; slug test and aquifer test performance and analysis; and environmental site assessments (ESAs).
His responsibilities include developing proposals and cost estimates for hydrogeologic site investigations at complex contaminant and geological settings for industrial, manufacturing and utility clients and managing and conducting upland hydrogeologic investigations and corrective actions and sediment investigation and corrective action 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 power and utility clients, Rob is focused on developing site redevelopment strategies for MGP sites. Rob also develops solutions for the closure of coal combustion product (CCP) landfills and surface impoundments as part of a suite of services including innovative in situ groundwater remediation techniques for oxyanions, geotechnical engineering, civil engineering, environmental liability valuation (ELV) services, facility design, and land planning services.
Among Rob’s key benefits to clients is his experience in environmental cost estimating and the management of 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 naphthalene, methyl tertiary butyl ether and other fuel oxygenates, and arsenic 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 15 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