Todd Kafka is a Principal Hydrogeologist based in Florida with more than 23 years of professional experience focused on site assessment, remediation, and hydrogeological investigations for industrial, state, and federal clients across the United States.
Todd assists his clients with the design, implementation, and management of site investigations under RCRA, CERCLA, and numerous state programs for small and large facilities throughout the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest. This exposure has enabled Todd to help clients comply with many state regulatory programs and achieve regulatory closure for sites in nine states: Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Connecticut, Montana, and Colorado. Todd has completed projects for the U.S. Navy, Air Force, and Army installations; metal working facilities; dry-cleaners; electrical power generating stations; former manufactured gas plants; diesel engine servicing and repair facilities; wood treatment facilities; solid waste landfills; railyards; and manufacturing facilities for chlor-alkali, auto parts, and lighting. Todd's clients benefit from his practice in a wide variety of geologic environments such as karst, carbonate and crystalline bedrock, coastal plain, piedmont, and glacial terranes. Clients can also benefit from Todd's experience with a variety of contaminants such as chlorinated solvents and DNAPL, creosote, petroleum hydrocarbons and LNAPL, nitroaromatic explosives, manufactured gas plant residuals, organochlorine pesticides, perchlorate, hexavalent chromium, and arsenic.
One of Todd's primary practice areas is fractured bedrock characterization and remediation. These projects typically require the use of innovative tools and technologies to develop robust conceptual site models for remedy selection and design. Todd has been successful in applying innovative technologies to provide valuable, high density data to clients that reduce the duration of the assessment phase and provide cost savings. Todd also has extensive experience helping clients develop remedial alternatives evaluations, pilot study work plans for in situ technologies, and remedial action plans. He has designed and implemented aquifer performance tests and forced gradient tracer dye tests to support remedy selection and design. His interests include groundwater-surface water interaction studies and spring water resource development.
Todd is advancing the state of the practice by co-authoring chapters in the forthcoming Technical Guidance for Advanced Site Characterization Tools published by the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC) in 2019. He has also been active in the National Groundwater Association, the Florida Bar's Environmental Law and Land Use Section, and the Florida Association of Water Quality and Control.