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James D. Knauss, Ph. D
Senior Risk Assessor
40+ Years Experience
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Dr. Knauss served as Managing Principal-in-Charge of a multidisciplined environmental office for a large international consulting firm for over 9 years.

Dr. Knauss served as the President and Managing Principal of Shield Environmental Associates, Inc. for over 12 years. He has 40+ years of experience as a Project Director; Project Manager; and Principal Investigator on large, multidisciplinary environmental projects including air, surface and ground water, geology, terrestrial and aquatic ecology, risk assessments, socio-economics, noise, and health and safety.


B.S. Mathematics/Biology, Valley City State University, 1962
M.S.T. Chemistry/Biology, University of North Dakota, 1967
Ph.D. Limnology, University of North Dakota, 1970


American Consulting Engineering Council
American Water Works Association
Water Environment Federation

American Chemical Society


Project-Related Experience

Numerous Phase I, II, and III Due Diligence Projects


Several RCRA Closures and Corrective Actions

J. M. Mills Landfill Superfund Site, RI/FS, Cumberland, Rhode Island

Carroll & Dubies Superfund Site, RD/RA, Port Jervis, New York

Kentucky Industrial Haulers Superfund Site, RI/FS and RD/RA, Elizabethtown, Kentucky

Howe Valley Landfill Superfund Site, RI/FS and RD/RA, Hardin County, Kentucky

HH Burn Pit Superfund Site, RD/RA, Hanover County, Virginia

Smith’s Farm Superfund Site, OU1, Risk Assessment/Remedial Alternatives, Bullitt County, Kentucky

Lees Lane Landfill Superfund Site, Remedial Alternatives and Costs, Louisville, Kentucky

Hegeler Zinc Superfund Site, OU2, Hegeler, Illinois

Red Penn Landfill Superfund Site, Data Review and Sampling, Oldham County, Kentucky

National Electric Coil Superfund Site, PCB Remediation and O & M, Dayhoit, Kentucky

BPB Creosote State Superfund Site, RI/FS and RD/RA, Wolfe County, Kentucky

Coldstream Landfill State Superfund Site, RI/FS and RD/RA, Lexington, Kentucky

Louisville Chemical State Superfund Site, RI/FS and RD/RA, Louisville, Kentucky

Tube Turns Technologies, Inc. State Superfund Site, RI/FS and RD/RA, Louisville, Kentucky

Tartar Farm State Superfund Site, Dye Trace and O&M, Pulaski County, Kentucky

Performed Risk Assessment on numerous Superfund, RCRA and UST projects as well as for individual chemical contamination scenarios.

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