Todd Kafka is a Senior Principal Hydrogeologist based in Florida with more than 26 years of professional experience focused on site assessment, remediation, and hydrogeological investigations for private and public sector clients across the United States.
Todd assists his clients with the design, implementation, and management of site investigations under RCRA, CERCLA, and numerous state programs for small and large facilities throughout the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest. This exposure has enabled Todd to help clients comply with many state regulatory programs and achieve regulatory closure for sites in nine states: Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Connecticut, Montana, and Colorado. Todd currently manages the firm’s Bureau of Waste Cleanup Consolidated Contract with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, leading a team of scientists and engineers to conduct turnkey assessment and remediation projects at dry cleaner and former hazardous waste sites. His experience includes a variety of contaminants, such as chlorinated solvents and DNAPL, creosote, petroleum hydrocarbons and LNAPL, nitroaromatic explosives, manufactured gas plant residuals, organochlorine pesticides, perchlorate, hexavalent chromium, arsenic, and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
Todd has been successful in applying innovative technologies to provide valuable, high density data to clients that reduce the duration of the assessment phase and provide cost savings. He was a co-author of the Technical Guidance for Advanced Site Characterization Tools published by the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council in 2019. He has implemented these tools in complex hydrogeological settings, particularly fractured bedrock, because of the need to develop robust conceptual site models (CSM) to support remedy selection and design for our clients. He has designed and implemented aquifer performance tests and forced gradient tracer dye tests in fractured bedrock to advance CSMs. Todd has prepared remedial alternatives evaluations, pilot study work plans for in situ technologies, and remedial action plans for regulatory review. He has guided clients in navigating state regulations to achieve site closure either with or without conditions and restrictions. He is experienced in redevelopment of golf courses and Brownfields sites with multiple stakeholders and public involvement in Florida.
He has been active in the National Groundwater Association, the Florida Bar's Environmental Law and Land Use Section, and the Florida Association of Water Quality and Control.