Steve Airhart has over 20 years of experience as a geologist specializing in environmental investigations, compliance, spill response, and cleanup actions.
He has been a consultant to government contractors and private industry throughout the Pacific Northwest and Alaska and has served as project manager and key technical contributor to dozens of projects. Steve has performed site assessments for industrial and commercial sites, as well as complex investigations of hazardous and radioactive wastes for the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hanford Site.
He has successfully brought clients into compliance with environmental regulations, and developed practical plans for waste management, site cleanup, and closure. Steve has extensive knowledge of field investigation methods and preparation of sampling and analysis plans. He is a skillful organizer of field activities, and a seasoned supervisor of support contractors, scientists, and technicians.
Steve has been trained to perform work in hazardous and radioactive conditions, and was certified to designate dangerous waste at Hanford. He has installed numerous groundwater monitoring wells using a variety of drilling and construction techniques. His remediation projects include application of thermal desorption to diesel-contaminated soils, land-farming of gasoline-contaminated soils, in situ bioremediation, sparging and vapor stripping of hydrocarbons from groundwater, and underground storage tank decommissioning and removal.