James R. Dunn, Hydrogeologist – Remediation & Redevelopment, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Mr. Dunn joined the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in 1989 as a hydrogeologist. He has over 25 years of experience in the investigation, remediation and redevelopment of manufactured gas plants. Over the past 25 years he has managed the assessment, investigation, remediation and redevelopment on hundreds of contaminated properties in Wisconsin. He is currently responsible for and acts as project manager for the State of Wisconsin for the Ashland/Northern Stated Power Company Superfund site in Ashland, Wisconsin. As Project Manager for the State of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, he coordinates all technical responses to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), for the Ashland site. This includes all State of Wisconsin technical issues. The State team includes staff from the Waters, Air, Waste, Office of the Great Lakes and Enforcement programs at the DNR as well as the Wisconsin Health Department. MGP historical background is an area that Mr. Dunn has spent much time on and believes that an understanding of the historical operations of the specific MGP is instrumental in the efficient and effective investigation, remediation and redevelopment of that MGP.