MassDEP Honors Four LSP Association Members With Greener Cleanups Awards


Belmont, MA (November 2016)The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), the state agency responsible for the cleanup of oil and hazardous waste sites and spills, recently honored four members of the LSP Association (LSPA) with Greener Cleanups Awards at the LSPA’s September Membership Meeting in Newton, MA.

The Greener Cleanups Awards were presented to the following Licensed Site Professionals (LSPs) and their clients for demonstrating professional stewardship in promoting Greener Cleanup principles and practices to reduce the overall net environmental footprint of hazardous waste site cleanup response actions implemented under the Massachusetts Contingency Plan:

  • Donald Podsen, LSP, Managing Hydrogeologist at Brown & Caldwell in Andover, Massachusetts and his project team received the Greener Cleanup Leadership Recognition Award for their work with the City of Medford at the 448 High Street Site in Medford, Massachusetts.
  • J. Andrew Irwin, PE, LSP, President of IRWIN Engineers in Natick, Massachusetts received a Greener Cleanup Leadership Award, Honorable Mention for his work with Brownfields Real Estate Development LLC at the 129 Concord Road Site in Billerica, Massachusetts.
  • David Austin, LSP, Senior Project Manager at AECOM in Chelmsford, Massachusetts received a Greener Cleanup Leadership Award, Honorable Mention for his work with Pentair at the Former Tyco Valves & Controls Site in Wrentham, Massachusetts.
  • Matthew Hackman, LSP, President at Matthew Hackman, PE, CHMM, Inc. in Warwick, Rhode Island received an award for Greener Cleanups Stewardship.

Greener Cleanups are promoted by MassDEP in an effort to eliminate or reduce total energy use, air pollutant emissions, greenhouse gases, water use, materials consumption, and ecosystem and water resources impacts related to the assessment and cleanup of property where oil or hazardous materials have been released into the environment.

“The LSPA congratulates our members recognized for their Greener Cleanup efforts,” said Michael Penzo, PG, LSP of Penzo Consulting, President of the LSP Association. “We are pleased to be working with MassDEP to identify and implement innovative ways of protecting the people and environment of the state, while achieving clean energy and climate goals.”

          

Above left: Thomas Potter, Chief, Clean Energy Development Coordinator at MassDEP (center) with Donald Podsen, Managing Hydrogeologist at Brown & Caldwell and Cassandra Koutalidis, PE, Medford City Engineer. 

Above right: Mr. Potter, MassDEP with J. Andrew Irwin, President of IRWIN Engineers (left) and Eli Levine, Vice President at Brownfields Real Estate Development (right).

Below: Thomas Potter, Chief, Clean Energy Development Coordinator at MassDEP with David Austin, Senior Project Manager at AECOM (image on left) and with Matthew Hackman, President at Matthew Hackman, PE, CHMM, Inc (image on the right).

           

About the LSP Association
The LSPA is the 800-member non-profit professional association of Licensed Site Professionals (LSPs) and other environmental professionals (scientists, attorneys, laboratory personnel, etc.) in Massachusetts.  Our members work with their institutional, non-profit, government, and private clients to remediate contaminated sites, often in economically distressed areas, so these properties can be placed back into active and productive residential, commercial, and recreational use.  www.lspa.org

About Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
MassDEP is responsible for ensuring clean air and water, safe management and recycling of solid and hazardous wastes, timely cleanup of hazardous waste sites and spills, and the preservation of wetlands and coastal resources. For more information about the Greener Cleanup awards, please contact Thomas M. Potter, Chief, Clean Energy Development Coordinator at Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection at Thomas.Potter@state.ma.us or via phone at 617-292-5628.