Donald W. Richardson, CPG
Donald W. Richardson
Parsippany, New Jersey
Don is an expert in environmental risk management, investigation, remediation (vapor, soil, ecological and groundwater media), post remediation care and Brownfields redevelopment. With over 25 years of environmental consulting and contracting experience, He has a broad range of project experience from preliminary site evaluations and underground storage tank closures to comprehensive subsurface investigation and remediation services under federal and state environmental regulatory programs. He has provided expert claim support services and testimony regarding the following areas: chemical time of release and occurrence; remediation performance and effectiveness; underground storage tank closure (both contractor and design professional claims); cost allocation and recovery and construction dewatering.
Don received his Bachelor of Science degree from Washington and Lee University in Geology and his Master’s Degree in Hydrology (special emphasis in Engineering and Hydrogeology) from the University of New Hampshire. He is a frequent speaker on the integration of innovative cleanup strategies to meet both regulatory closure and project business objectives. He has led the use of Guaranteed Fixed-Price Remediation on projects ranging from $300 thousand to $10 million in both government and private sectors.
- Hydrogeologic Investigations
- Brownfields Redevelopment
- Environmental Compliance
- Expert Testimony
- Certified Professional Geologist, AIPG
- NJ Real Estate Continuing Education Instructor
- American Institute of Professional Geologists
- Steering Committee, Environmental Business Council CIANJ
- NJ Chapter National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP)
- Long Hill Township Planning Board and Master Plan Committee
- Member of Morris County Open Space Trust Fund Committee
Managed a large food manufacturer’s catastrophic break in their underground heating oil lines for their building. A significant heating oil related leak reached the Passaic River and required cleanup of the storm system, source area, and spill into the river via product skimming of the river and steam cleaning the riverbanks. He managed the design and implementation of a combination product recovery, ground water treatment system and soil bioventing system to remediate the contamination. These actions lead to a full No Further Action determination by NJDEP for the property.
Project Director for environmental investigations at a former industrial site being developed into upscale residential townhouses. Prepared the Remedial Investigation Reports, and Remedial Action Workplans to remediate groundwater impacted by MTBE. Managed the community outreach along with the successful remediation.
Managed the chromium remediation program for cleanup of 45 residential sites in the center of Jersey City, New Jersey. He investigated and implemented the detailed site plans to sample and delineated the contamination then oversaw the installation of 50 monitoring wells, 1,500 boring logs, and collection of 20,000 samples for analysis. The subsequent remediation was completed under budget and on schedule with the signed consent order with the State.