October 8, 2020
Source: Land Science
Envirologic's in-house specialist for Vapor Intrusion, Paul French, was recently featured in a Client Spotlight by Land Science, a division of REGENESIS, Inc., the global leader in advanced technologies for contaminated site remediation. A brief highlight of Paul's Client Spotlight is included below. Visit Land Science's website to read the entire Client Spotlight.
With a career in environmental remediation that spans nearly 35 years, Paul French, Senior Project Manager/Hydrogeologist with Envirologic Technologies, Inc., a full service environmental consulting and services firm and valued Land Science ® client, has seen first-hand how the industry has evolved from an emphasis on groundwater and cleanup to a vapor intrusion focus. He begins, "When I started in this industry, the primary focus was groundwater and cleanup to specific criteria. However, with the advent of the Risk Based Corrective Action process in 1994, the site investigations and closure fittingly moved toward elimination of an exposure pathway. Since most exposure pathways can be eliminated with institutional and/or engineering controls, vapor intrusion has become the primary driving factor for a good portion of our work." As one might expect, French has also experienced how evolving technology continues to impact the industry. He continues, "The changes in technology have been immense. Computers were rare in my early years, and reports were done by hand and submitted to clerical staff to decipher. Today, reports and communications are submitted digitally instead of printed and mailed. Information searches that used to take weeks to receive can now be completed and reviewed in a matter of minutes, and remote data recording and wireless transmission are now becoming the mainstay for monitoring of mitigation systems." As a 28-year veteran with Envirologic, French finds himself utilizing much of today's evolving technology as he fulfills a role as the company's in-house specialist for vapor intrusion, which includes responsibilities involving the design, installation, and operation of vapor mitigation systems for Envirologic and its clients.