Complex Site Assessment and Remediation
Remediation Cost Estimating
Pesticide Characterization & Cleanup
M.I.M., Master of International Management - Schiller International University
B.A., Earth Sciences (Geology) - University of California, Santa Cruz
Mr. Dixon is a Principal Geologist and has over 30 years of experience managing and conducting complex characterization and remediation projects. His expertise extends to Brownfield redevelopment; assisting with liability transfer deals; characterization and mitigation of pesticide-impacted land; industrial facility closures; and litigation support and expert testimony for a wide variety of issues, including sites subject to RCRA, TOSCA, and CERCLA regulations, and defense of suits brought under the Clean Water Act. He has extensive experience with groundwater issues, including aquifer testing, extraction, and chemical and bioremediation technologies. His Brownfield redevelopment projects have won Brownfield Phoenix and USEPA Environmental hero awards, and he has assisted clients in obtaining and managing USEPA Brownfield Grants. Mr. Dixon has presented at many national and state-wide conferences on the subjects of environmental due diligence, Brownfield redevelopment, and Clean Water Act issues.
Mr. Dixon holds B.A. in Earth Sciences (Geology) from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and a Masters in International Management from Schiller University. He is a registered Professional Geologist (P.G.) in California and the qualifier for Roux’s California Class A General Engineering Contractors License with Hazardous specialty.
Litigation Support for Over Ten Clean Water Act Cases: Assisted legal counsel in defending stormwater discharge cases brought under the Clean Water Act for industrial stormwater discharges and facility-specific NPDES permits. Evaluated the technical basis of complaints, prepared expert reports and testimony, assisted facilities to implement best management practices, and assisted with settlement agreements and facility compliance.
Litigation Support & Expert Testimony for Historic Landfill Site: Reviewed years of data collected by others and prepared an expert declaration on behalf of the current property owner. Visited the Site and conducted a limited data gap soil investigation. Testified on the nature and extent of soil and groundwater contamination at the Site.
Expert Witness and Litigation Support for Property Valuation: Assisted with the litigation support and was the expert witness for a municipality defending a fair market valuation case after an eminent domain acquisition of a contaminated property.
Litigation Support/Expert Report for Cost Recovery: Assisted with the litigation support for a property owner seeking to recover cleanup costs from historic hazardous material releases originating from a railroad line at the Site. Conducted soil and groundwater investigations, and reviewed historical records to develop remedial cost estimates and Remedial Action Plan (RAP).