Clare Tochilin, LG – Associate Geologist

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Clare is a licensed geologist with experience in geologic and hydrogeologic fieldwork, data management and analysis, and report writing involving hazardous waste site remediation as well as clean water supply. Her primary areas of experience include environmental subsurface investigations, remedial excavation and drilling oversight, aquifer testing and analysis, groundwater monitoring, and technical report writing.

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Tom Cammarata, LG, LHG – Principal Geochemist

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Tom is a licensed geologist and hydrogeologist in Washington State with an advanced degree in the field of Geochemistry. He has extensive experience in environmental consulting includes evaluating freshwater and marine sediment quality under the SMS, performing aquifer testing, conducting natural attenuation studies, performing statistical analyses, modeling the fate and transport chemicals in soil, air, and water, conducting forensic studies, and providing expert witness services. Tom also has considerable experience in the regulatory closure of facilities under MTCA. Tom is bilingual with Arabic as his second language.

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Environmental Hydrogeology

Hydrogeology is relevant to nearly every service SoundEarth provides. Our hydrogeologists develop and interpret data to perform a range of services, such as dewatering analysis, settling during construction, thermal monitoring in sensitive receptors (trout streams), sophisticated numerical modeling and statistical analysis, and pinpointing the technical and regulatory issues for groundwater quality.

Our tools include the latest in geographic information and web-based data systems, including a suite of data interpretation products, ranging from ESRI’s Spatial Analyst to Rockworks. We also use geospatial data statistics to evaluate existing site information and identify remaining data gaps.

Modeling and assessing fate and transport of chemicals is a core expertise at SoundEarth. After gathering field data, we use software tools to characterize the hydrogeological conditions at contaminated sites and quantify environmental impacts to soil, air, and water. These software tools include our own models of chemical and groundwater fate and transport, as well as public domain codes such as ATRANS and MT3DMS (to simulate advection, dispersion, and chemical reactions of dissolved constituents and to develop 3-D solutions to transport), the USEPA’s HELP model (for use in landfill design and to predict leachate production), and Johnson-Ettinger’s indoor air model (to estimate vapor intrusion into buildings).