Kevin S. Hopson, P.G., was invited to speak to student members of the National Association of Environmental Professionals (NEAP) at Texas A&M about the environmental profession on February 21, 2017.
He will present a case study on cleanup of Ogallala groundwater beginning with the discovery in 1983 that an injection well released chloride-rich oil-field brine into the groundwater near Satanta, Kansas. The development of the Ogallala aquifer has been the key to the economic development and sustenance of southwest Kansas. Damage to the aquifer puts the region’s economic security in jeopardy. Mr. Hopson will detail how the brine recovery is being conducted and the technology used to expedite cleanup.
Mr. Hopson is responsible for DBS&A’s operations in Texas. He is a registered geologist, corrective action project manager, and geoscientist in several southern and southwest states. With more than 25 years of professional experience in the environmental and geoscience industry, he brings a wealth of experience in remediation technology, compliance monitoring risk assessment, action plan and cost proposal development, and site closure negotiations. He provides managerial and technical support in environmental investigations, groundwater remediation, and public water supply concerns. Click here to learn more about Kevin Hopson.
NEAP’s mission is to develop Texas A&M students professionally and prepare them for employment in the environmental field. We are a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the promotion of green jobs, professionalism, and academic excellence. Click here to learn more.