CassieReuter_Bio

 

Quote To Live By: “The mind is everything. What we think we become.” -Buddha

EXPERTISE:

  • Site Investigation and Remediation
  • PRP Assistance
  • Sediment Remediation
  • Brownfields
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Health and Safety
  • Sustainability.

  • Full Profile

    Cassie is a Licensed Professional Engineer with diverse remediation experience working as a consultant with both private and public sector clients. Cassie has completed projects ranging from phased site assessments through site closure under CERCLA, RCRA, and state regulatory programs, in several states including Wisconsin, Michigan, North Carolina, and Maine.

    Cassie’s work has included researching sources of environmental contaminants, determining nature and extent, evaluating exposure pathways, reviewing human health and ecological risk assessments, comparing concentrations with regulations and site-specific risk criteria, evaluating options and costs, and implementing remedies.

    In addition to her consulting work, Cassie has worked in the public sector, for the State of Wisconsin, and in the non-profit sector for the sustainability-focused organization, Green Seal, Inc. In these roles, she implemented state and federal regulations, developed voluntary compliance standards, and worked with applicants, manufacturers and stakeholders to ensure compliance.

    EDUCATION

    • Bachelor of Science, Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin – Madison

    CERTIFICATIONS AND TRAINING

    • Licensed Professional Engineer, Wisconsin
    • Graduate Courses – Engineering Productivity, Sustainable Facilities (UW-Madison, 2015-2016)
    • Engineering Ethics (UW-Madison, 2015)
    • Leadership in Technical Project Management (UW-Madison, 2013)

    KEY EXPERIENCE

    RCRA AND CERCLA EXPERIENCE

    ASHLAND- MILWAUKEE, WI
    PROJECT ENGINEER FOR PRP

    Evaluated remedial options for a former tank farm site and wrote a RCRA Corrective Measures Study concluding that phytoremediation was the preferred approach. Oversaw the planting of 500 hybrid poplar trees in the former tank farm area and along the river bank to capture impacted groundwater, as well as monitoring systems including an aeration system, monitoring wells, and viewing tubes. Collected data over several years, and wrote monitoring reports detailing progress at the site.

    CERCLA SITE- FOX RIVER, APPLETON, WI
    PROJECT ENGINEER

    Reviewed and summarized documents dating to 1950 on pulp and paper mills and wastewater treatment plants to support cost allocation activities. Estimated losses of polychlorinated biphenyls by reviewing historical facility plans, conducting interviews with former employees, and performing facility inspections. Regularly presented findings to the lead environmental attorney.

    CERCLA SITE – KALAMAZOO RIVER, PLAINWELL, MI
    PROJECT ENGINEER

    Reviewed historical operations and Phase I and Phase II Environmental Assessments for former paper mill and landfill sites to determine areas and contaminants of concern, synthesized the information, and prepared work plans for a CERCLA Remedial Investigation. Prepared Quality Assurance Project Plans and Standard Operating Procedures. Led project meetings involving a Potentially Responsible Party, the U.S. EPA, and community members. Coordinated remedial investigation work with site redevelopment planning by considering future zoning and land use plans.

    SEDIMENT EXPERIENCE

    BANGOR LANDING – PENOBSCOT RIVER, BANGOR, ME
    PROJECT ENGINEER

    Evaluated the constructability, effectiveness, and cost of remedial options to address a 10-acre deposit of coal tar–impacted river sediment in an area with large tidal fluctuations, ebullition, and endangered species. Performed site investigations, literature reviews, and bench scale testing. Implemented pre-design studies, including geological borings, river bathymetry and side scan sonar surveys, an ice evaluation, and field and laboratory studies to quantify the coal tar and identify its migration pathways. Led project meetings involving a broad group of stakeholders, including state regulators, the U.S Army Corps of Engineers, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

    SUSTAINABILITY EXPERIENCE

    JOHNSON DIVERSEY, GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION
    PROJECT MANAGER

    Evaluated product formulas for dozens of consumer products, including confidential disclosures from each chemical supplier. Ensured each ingredient met Green Seal standards for human and environmental risk, worked through reformulations as needed, and guided manufacturers through compliance for performance, packaging, marketing, and manufacturing quality control procedures.

    WHOLE FOODS, GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION
    PROJECT MANAGER

    Worked with several companies including Seventh Generation and Method to ensure compliance with the Whole Foods Eco-Scale Program.

    GREEN SEAL STANDARD DEVELOPMENT
    PROJECT MANAGER

    Led the research and expansion of the Green Seal GS-11 Standard for Paints and Coatings by considering life cycle impacts, chemicals of concern, and the state of current technology. Led stakeholder outreach during the development and public commenting periods.