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James A. Jacobs

Forensic Geologist / Environmental Scientist

Clearwater Group

229 Tewksbury Avenue, Point Richmond, CA, 94801
Phone: (510) 590-1098 Alternate: (510) 307-9943 Fax: (510) 232-2823 Email: jjacobs@clearwatergroup.com www.clearwatergroup.com

Specialties

Forensic Studies to identify sources of chemicals or Biological Toxins, Groundwater, Hydrogeology, Cost Recovery, Impairment Assessments, Environmental Compliance, Groundwater and Soil Sampling, Remediation, Stormwater, Erosion Control, Wastewater, Fracking, Sewer Spills

Degrees/Licenses

PG; CHG; CPG; CPetG; ToR QISP-QSD-QSP

Formal Education

MA Geology, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1981;
BA Geology/English, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, 1978

Reg/Lic

Geologist (CA, AK, AZ, ID, OR, PA, TX, WY, WA); Certified Hydrogeologist (CA, WA); Trainer of Record for Stormwater (QISP-QSD-QSP), Certified Professional Geologist (AIPG), Certified Petroleum Geologist (AAPG).

Previous/Current Position

Principal Geologist, Clearwater Group (1990- present); Project Geologist; HLA; Senior Geologist, Petrofina; Geologist, Sohio; Geology Technician U.S. Bureau of Mines.

Honors/Awards

Fulbright Scholar (4 teaching awards); Fellow, National Groundwater Assoc.; Virtual Fellow (U.S. State Department); Martin Van Couvering Award (AIPG); CalEPA Peer-Review of PG&E Cr(VI) Background Study (Hinkley, CA site); Fulbright Peer Review Committee (5 years); Publicly Elected to Community Svc. District (18 years); Elected Sewerage Board (18 years).

Prof. Affil.

Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA), ASTM International, National Groundwater Association (NGWA); American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG); American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG); Association for the Environment, Health and Sciences (AEHS); California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA); Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council (ITRC); Groundwater Resources Association of California (GRAC).

Publications

200+ Publications, 5 books, including: Environmental Considerations of Hydraulic Fracturing (Wiley, 2019), Oil Spills and Gas Leaks (McGraw-Hill, 2014); and Acid Mine Drainage (Wiley, 2014).

Prior Expert

Over 35 years of experience. Testimony at 8 trials; 9 depositions; 4 settlement conferences; Northern and Southern California, Texas, Nevada, Colorado and Alabama. Cases relate to forensic identification of sources of chemical and biological toxins, hydrogeology, oil & gas, and mine properties, industrial facilities, agricultural, public, commercial and residential properties.

Philip T. Tringale

Senior Consultant

Langan Engineering & Environmental Services

135 Main Street, Suite 1500, San Francisco, CA, 94105
Phone: (510) 874-7000 Email: ptringale@langan.com

Specialties

Dr. Tringale provides expert testimony for cases involving National Contingency Plan compliance, identification of contaminant sources, magnitude and extent of contamination, remedial cost estimates, and allocation of cost and responsibility.

Formal Education

Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1982; M. Eng., Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1979; M.S., Civil Engineering (Engineering Geology), Drexel University, Philadelphia, 1977

Reg/Lic

Professional Engineer (P.E.) in California and New York

Previous/Current Position

Previous: Director of the Western Region; Current: Senior Consultant

Honors/Awards

American College of Forensic Examiners (Diplomat/Fellow), Chi Epsilon, National Civil Engineering Honor Society; Patent: Acoustic Penetrometer for Subsurface Soil Characterization

Prof. Affil.

American Society of Civil Engineers; National Ground Water Association; International Society for Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering

Prior Expert

Landfill investigation and closure; Cleanup of 200-acre waterfront site; Investigation and remediation of a 5-mile-long plume of contaminated groundwater emanating from beneath a manufacturing facility; Investigation and remediation of soil and groundwater contaminated at a metal-parts fabrication plant; Site investigation and remediation program at an industrial site

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