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News Release
August 18, 2003

Groundwater Study Program Team Adds Remediation Specialist

Camp Edwards, Mass. — The Impact Area Groundwater Study Program announced the addition of a new remediation specialist to assist with the start of soil and groundwater cleanup actions at Camp Edwards on the Massachusetts Military Reservation (MMR).

Civil and environmental engineer, Paul Nixon, joined the Groundwater Study Program team this week to supervise activities at the former demolition site known as Demolition Area 1. This will include managing a large soil removal action and the construction of groundwater pump and treat systems currently proposed for Demolition Area 1. He also will oversee development and implementation of final cleanup solutions for the site. In addition, Nixon will be responsible for the ongoing soil and groundwater assessment at several other smaller sites.

Nixon has 15 years experience in soil and groundwater assessment and contamination cleanup. Most recently, Nixon worked as a Project Manager for Horsley and Witten, Inc., a local engineering firm.

Previously, Nixon was a Project Engineer with Jacobs Engineering, a contractor for the Air Force Center For Environmental Excellence’s (AFCEE) cleanup activities on the MMR. In that capacity, Nixon was responsible for overseeing design, construction and management for several of AFCEE’s groundwater treatment plants.

According to Groundwater Study Program Manager Kent “Hap” Gonser, Nixon’s experience in supervising all phases of treatment system development, start up and operations will be beneficial as the Groundwater Study Program begins to transition from investigation to cleanup at Demolition Area 1and other sites.

Nixon received his degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1988, and his Professional Engineering License in Environmental Engineering in 1996. He resides in his hometown of Plymouth, Mass., and is an accomplished musician, who enjoys composing music and performing.

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For more information, contact:
Christine Dolen, Groundwater Study Program, (508) 968-5629
Todd Borci, EPA New England Region 1, (617) 918-1358 or (888) 372-7341 ext. 81358
Ellie Grillo, MADEP Community Involvement Coordinator, (508) 946-2866

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