Phone: Principal Hydrogeologist
Location: Logan Township, NJ
Site Investigations and Remediations
Underground Storage Tank Closures and Investigations
NJDEP ISRA Investigations
M.S., Geology - Eastern Kentucky University
B.A., Geology - Ohio Wesleyan University
Mr. Gilchrist has over thirty years in environmental assessment, remediation, and risk management. He holds a B.A. in Geology from Ohio Wesley University and a M.S. in Geology from Eastern Kentucky University. He is a licensed Professional Geologist (P.G.) in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and Tennessee; a Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) in New Jersey; and a Registered Environmental Consultant in North Carolina. He is currently a Principal Hydrogeologist for Roux (1996-present). Mr. Gilchrist has conducted, managed, or overseen investigations and remediations at many sites located across the country.
Mr. Gilchrist has either conducted or managed the completion of due diligence projects and state- or federal-led environmental investigations and remediations for over thirty years. He has managed the investigation and remediation of dozens of sites under the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s (NJDEP) Industrial Site Recovery Act (ISRA) and the the Pennslyvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (PADEP) Land Recycling Program (Act 2). He has performed over one hundred phase I environmental site assessments including many multi-property projects. Mr. Gilchrist has performed dozens of underground storage tank (UST) closures, including post-closure environmental investigations and remediations. He has completed soil and groundwater investigations associated with petroleum constituents, chlorinated volatile organic compounds, PCBs, and metals. Mr. Gilchrist has served as an Expert Witness on remediation of petroleum USTs.
Served as a technical expert for an insurance carrier on a trial associated with a leaking heating oil UST. Although the plaintiff’s consultant claimed that the investigation and remediation would cost upwards of $150K, based on an expert report and deposition, the plaintiff settled with the insurer for $30K. The plaintiff and insurance company had Roux complete the remediation, which was completed for less than $25K.
Served as a technical expert for an insurance carrier on a trial associated with a leaking gasoline UST at an active gasoline service station. The plaintiffs claimed that the release occurred within the insurance company’s coverage period and demanded full coverage to complete the investigation and remediation. Based on review of historical documents, which was subsequently presented in an expert report, there was significant evidence of historical releases predating the insurance company’s coverage period. Support was provided during a mediated settlement for the case.