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Richard Rago

Richard Rago

Technical Expert

Rich is a recognized vapor intrusion expert with over 30 years of experience planning, leading, and directing environmental investigations, including soil vapor and indoor air sampling programs. He enjoys providing high level strategy to projects and clients, solving complex technical problems, and bringing stakeholders together towards a common understanding.

Rich uses his hands-on project experience to regularly contribute to regulatory agencies and professional organizations, including his support for numerous state and federal vapor intrusion guidance and analytical data quality documents. He has also directed independent research studies in support of improved environmental characterization, including false positives in analytical quantitation of metals, potential bias in petroleum hydrocarbons measurements, indoor air sampling intervals, soil gas long term temporal stability, and indoor air background in residences, offices, and schools. Rich participates on the environmental laboratory advisory committees of several states and has served as vapor intrusion instructor for the Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council, the Air & Waste Management Association, and Princeton Groundwater.

  • Checkmark Chlorinated solvents and petroleum hydrocarbons
  • Checkmark Environmental forensics and analytical chemistry
  • Checkmark Environmental site characterization
  • Checkmark Indoor air background
  • Checkmark Manufactured gas plant (MGP) sites
  • Checkmark Vapor intrusion assessment and mitigation

I use my skills and experience to plan investigations such that high quality and representative data are obtained in a thoughtful and practical manner, and therefore help bring successful regulatory closure to my client’s most challenging technical issues and complex business risks.