Kirk has more than 30 years of consulting experience. He has served as Technical Director and Project Manager on numerous projects involving sites regulated under Federal regulatory programs such as CERCLA, RCRA, CCR and TSCA, as well as various state Superfund and voluntary remediation programs. He has performed these projects for individual private clients, multiple clients operating collectively, and public sector clients. He has extensive project experience within USEPA Regions 2, 3, 4, 5, and 9. He has unique capabilities in the following technical areas: hydrogeologic characterization studies; fate and transport modeling of organic chemicals and metals; exposure scenarios modeling and quantitative human health and ecological risk characterization; remediation of chlorinated hydrocarbons and metals; geophysical methods; computer modeling of ground-water flow and solute transport; geochemical modeling; statistical methods; three-dimensional data interpretation/ visualization; natural resource damage assessment. Mr. Kessler also provides litigation support and expert witness services.
Areas of Expertise
- CERCLA project planning/execution
- Human health and ecological risk characterization
- Hydrogeologic model conceptualization
- Data mining and interpretation
M.S. Hydrogeology, U. of Toledo, 1985
B.A. Geology, Miami University, 1982
Professional Geologist, Georgia and five other states.