Tom Peel is a Senior Principal based in Florida with more than 20 years of experience focused on environmental science and engineering including the development of regulatory and risk-based strategies to obtain cost effective closure and redevelopment for environmentally impacted properties. He specializes in applying innovative risk-based approaches to reduce the cost of site assessment and remediation activities.
Tom has directed investigations and remedial strategy development for major sites in the Southeast and Midwest, including 11 sites regulated under CERCLA and 12 regulated under RCRA. In addition, he has led the investigation and remedial strategy development for more than 100 state-regulated sites across the South. He has considerable experience in the assessment and remediation of sites contaminated with a wide range of constituents, including chlorinated solvents, PCBs, dioxins, pesticides, and metals. He has conducted this work on behalf of clients that include Fortune 500 companies, private developers, the federal government, counties, and municipalities. As Geosyntec's Program Manager for the RCRA Program at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Tom has been involved in 35 sites, and led his team to achieve 16 closures or No Further Action approvals.
His broad experience with state-funded Brownfields programs, waste containment and in situ biological treatment technologies, ecological and human health risk assessment protocols, and regulatory compliance processes gives him a unique perspective in developing economic and environmental strategies for the beneficial redevelopment of contamination-impacted properties such as the Biscayne Commons site located in North Miami.
To advance the state of the practice, Tom writes guidance documents on risk assessment and participation in remediation technology demonstrations in collaboration with leading universities.