Thomas Varner, LSRP

Thomas Varner, LSRP
Director/ Senior LSRP
100 Misty Lane

Thomas Varner is a New Jersey Licensed Site Remediation Professional with more than 20 years of experience. He is responsible for managing the investigation and remediation of sites involved in regulatory oversight. Thomas has a broad range of project experience from marketing and selling to managing and directing environmental investigations and remedial actions for sites such as uplands and wetlands. Thomas has experience working on sites with diverse historical operations, discharge histories, environmental settings, and contaminant types.



  • Project Management
  • Environmental Remediation
  • Uplands and Wetlands Delineation


  • BE, Chemical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology
  • ME, Environmental Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology
  • NJDEP Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP)

Professional Activities




Experience Highlights

Technical Director for remediation of soil contaminated by leaks from former fuel oil USTs. The USTs and surrounding soil had been remediated previously by a third-party; however, some contamination remained. Excavated test pits and conducted soil sampling to determine the extent of contamination; 400 tons of soil were subsequently removed and disposed of (recycled) off-site. Impacted groundwater was containerized and disposed of off-site, and post-excavation soil samples were collected to confirm the efficacy of the cleanup

Technical Director for investigation of area for natural gas utility line installation, a portion of which was located near a known contaminated site (bus depot) and transected contamination, including an area of significant gasoline contamination. Activities included reviewing historical information, evaluating field sampling and data, air monitoring and oversight of soil excavation, trench dewatering, managing contaminated soil, oversight of water removal/treatment, testing and discharge, and preparing the work plan and Remedial Investigation/ Remedial Action Report as well as and supporting legal counsel for cost recovery negotiations.

LSRP for the remedial investigation of a former dry cleaner/ chlorinated solvent site in Manalapan, NJ. Work included completing a MIP survey, soil and groundwater remedial investigation, and a vapor intrusion investigation at the property.



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  • Tackling post-remediation care in New Jersey

    Environmental remediation projects are rarely a one-and-done undertaking. A site may need to be monitored and maintained long after regulatory agency closure, if the active remediation did not achieve the most stringent cleanup standards.

  • Before you excavate, explore compliance attainment

    Developers may not know that there’s more than one way to tackle a soil remediation project. Many assume that this kind of cleanup calls for a total excavation, carting off truckloads of contaminated soil to be cleaned or replaced entirely. However, for some projects, such an invasive and labor-intensive process may not be necessary.

  • Advancing Complex Brownfields Redevelopment, Made Simple

    Decades of unregulated, uncontrolled and poor environmental practices have led to millions of acres of “brownfields” in the U.S., properties which must be properly remediated before they are repurposed or redeveloped. These properties come in all shapes and sizes, affected by a vast array of contaminants associated with industrial operations. What is a brownfield, and what makes it different from other types of contaminated sites?

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