A registered Professional Geologist with 17 years experience, Mr. Kelso has managed and participated in numerous hazardous waste and petroleum site investigations throughout the southeastern United States, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
For the past 15 years, Mr. Kelso has provided program technical support under three statewide contracts to assist the State of Florida in meeting Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) and Superfund Amendments and Authorization Act (SARA) requirements. He has managed several site investigations, participated in site screening inspection (SSI) activities, and completed site inspection prioritization reports for Superfund sites throughout Florida.
Under E & E's dry-cleaning site investigation/cleanup program for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), Mr. Kelso has managed numerous dryclean facility investigations throughout Florida using E & E's innovative site investigation approach involving the use of various field-based analytical methods, including the Color-Tec system.
Mr. Kelso is co-developer of the Color-Tec method, a field-based analytical method for the low-level detection of chlorinated compounds in groundwater and soil samples. The method has been used successfully at over 100 denser-than-water nonaqueous phase liquid (DNAPL) sites to provide real-time, decision-quality data for in-field decision making.
Mr. Kelso manages E & E's site assessment and remediation activities for the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) Dry Clean Facility Restoration Section, for whom the Color-Tec method has been successfully used to accelerate contaminant delineation and site cleanup activities and reduce overall site investigation costs.