Phone: (630) 572-3300
Location: Oak Brook, IL , Chicago, IL
Innovative Remediation of Chlorinated VOCs and Recalcitrant Compounds
Integrated Site Closure and Regulatory Negotiation
Hydrogeologic Assessment in Complex Unconsolidated and Bedrock Environments
M.S., Hydrogeology - Western Michigan University
B.S., Geology - Illinois State University
Mr. Adams is a Principal Hydrogeologist with over thirty years of experience in environmental consulting including roles as Office Manager and Client/Program Management, involving Integrated Site Closure Strategy Development, Installation and Operation of Enhanced Soil and Groundwater Remediation Systems, Design and Operation of DNAPL Remediation Systems, Regulatory Negotiation Specialist, Litigation Support, Groundwater Flow and Transport Modeling, and Surface and Borehole Geophysics. Mr. Adams holds a B.S. in Geology from Illinois State University and an M.S. in Hydrogeology from Western Michigan University. He has authored or co-authored 23 publications and presentations on applying innovative remediation and site closure strategies for chlorinated and recalcitrant compounds.
Principal Hydrogeologist for insurance coverage and defense counsel for a former industrial manufacturing site under the IDEM State Cleanup Program. Provided technical review of PCB and CVOC impacts to building materials and soil and groundwater media. Reviewed claimed costs by the insured’s consultant for reasonableness and prepared remedial strategy and cost to closure opinion.
Consulting expert for remedial cost evaluation and settlement negotiations related to soil removal and engineered barrier installation for IL SRP site closure and redevelopment of a public school. Provided technical memorandum and opinion and assisted in mediation and settlement negotiations.
Consulting expert for evaluating investigation and remediation/closure of a chlorinated VOC-impacted manufacturing site in Indianapolis under the IDEM VRP. Reviewed adequacy of Certificate of Completion determination in comparison to IDEM RCG guidelines and terms of an agreed order with the City of Indianapolis. Provided affidavit regarding analysis of residual soil and groundwater and trend analysis following contaminant source treatment via soil excavation.
Consulting expert for insurance carriers regarding the investigation and remediation activities and the associated claim costs related to sites contaminated with petroleum products, chlorinated solvents, PCBs, 1,4-Dioxane, and heavy metals. Issued report of findings regarding both incurred costs and potential future costs at the Sites, including the reasonableness and appropriateness.
Consulting expert on behalf of plaintiff for evaluating CVOC contamination and fate and transport assessment for a site in the Chicago area.
Principal Hydrogeologist for litigation support for CVOC/Petroleum co-mingled plume. Reviewed expert witness reports and provided opinion of remediation closure strategy scenarios and cost allocation for an Indiana DEM VRP manufacturing site.