Brian Blum, CPG, LSRP
Brian Blum is a hydrogeologist certified by the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG-Certified Professional Geologist), a New York State Professional Geologist (PG), and a New Jersey-Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP). He has more than 35 years of experience in environmental contamination investigation and remediation mostly relating to groundwater impacts, water resource permitting and development for irrigation and water supply systems, and geothermal ground-coupling in support of constructing indoor heating and cooling systems.
Blum has managed a multitude of investigation and remediation projects ranging in size and scope from relatively small assessments to multi-million dollar, multidisciplinary investigations that involved coordination and management of efforts in geology, hydrogeology, geochemistry, geophysics, groundwater modeling, air quality modeling, health risk assessment, baseline ecological evaluation, remedial engineering, site/civil engineering, and geotechnical engineering. He has managed some of the largest Industrial Site Recovery Act (ISRA)-related remedial investigations in New Jersey. As a result, he is extremely familiar with the environmental regulatory and site closure processes.
Blum has expertise in delineating TCE sources and contaminant migration within fractured rock and has worked with the NJDEP in assessing impacts to water supplies and indoor areas via vapor intrusion. He has managed a unique, full-scale, remediation project integrating the construction of blast fracture trenches in a crystalline bedrock unit to enhance chemical oxidant (permanganates) delivery to the subsurface to mitigate the source of a trichloroethene (TCE) plume. He was also a participant on the DEP/Stakeholder Committee that drafted NJDEP’s Vapor Intrusion Guidance Document.