Michael SextonMichael Sexton manages groundwater compliance and remediation cases at solid waste facilities for the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality’s Blue Ridge Regional Office. Michael has worked for Virginia Department of Environmental Quality since 1993.  His experience includes multi-media monitoring, modeling, assessment, inspections, permitting, remediation, and brownfield redevelopment in both management and technical positions. His remediation experience has included clean-up of sediment/soils, groundwater (confined and unconfined), and surface waters (stream and reservoirs) contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons, other volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds, and inorganic compounds.  Contaminate plumes have ranged in size from small spills on a single parcel of property with minimal risk to the public or environmental receptors (i.e., streams, wetlands, buildings, etc.) to continuing releases impacting multiple parcels with significant risk.  Remediation remedies have included excavation, capping, monitored natural attenuation, and in-situ and ex-situ treatment including the use of engineering and institutional controls. Michael earned a bachelor’s degree in 1991 and master’s degree in 1998, both in Civil Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia.  He is a professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.