K. Michael Thompson
Proven ExperienceMr. Thompson has over 40 years of experience in environmental science projects primarily related to groundwater management and restoration. He has over 26 years of experience as a scientist and manager of environmental restoration projects at the U. S. Department of Energy Hanford Site. He also has 8 years of experience working for contractors at Hanford and 3 years of experience working for regulatory agencies. He has extensive experience working with stakeholders in development of cleanup decision documents.
Mr. Thompson holds an M.S. in Watershed Science and a B.S. in Geology from Utah State University.
As Project Manager for the Hanford Groundwater Project and Groundwater Vadose Integration Project and 100 N/300 Area Operable Units at the U.S. Department of Energy Richland Operations Office, Mr. Thompson managed all groundwater activities at the Department of Energy Hanford Site including a consolidated site wide groundwater monitoring program, groundwater remediation, groundwater modeling, vadose zone monitoring outside of tank farms and seismic monitoring. He served as technical lead for science and technology activities of the Hanford Groundwater Vadose Zone Integration Project and DOE Operable Unit Manager for the 100 N and 300 Area Operable Units and provided direction to contractors for work related to development of decision documents for the 100 N and 300 Area Operable Units at the Hanford Site.
Mr. Thompson also serve as the branch chief in the Environmental Restoration Division of the U.S. Department of Energy Richland Operations Office, where he managed scope, schedule and budget for remedial investigation and cleanup,led Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Studies for several soil and groundwater operable units, and participated in multi-agency group for developing standardized risk assessment methodologies for the Hanford Site. He negotiated compliance agreements with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and State of Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) for remedial investigations and remedial actions under the Hanford Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order. His accomplishments include the conceptualization, negotiation, and implementation of a characterization strategy that saved the Department of Energy $124M compared to baseline plans.