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Environmental Consulting Expert Richard Troast

Dr. Richard Troast
115 Winchester Lane
Locust Grove VA 22508
phone: 540-972-5967
Dr. Richard Troast, PhD, is the Principal Consultant for Troast Environmental Consulting (TEC), a multi-component group of retired Federal Scientists specializing in Risk and Exposure Analysis from hazardous chemical releases. Dr. Troast worked for the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for over 30 years as scientist and manager. He retired as a senior scientist within the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER) focusing on control of hazardous waste. He was the recipient of several EPA awards for outstanding contributions during his tenure with the Agency. Dr. Troast has recently affiliated with L. Everett and Associates of Santa Barbara, CA. L. Everett & Associates is an environmental consulting firm, specializing in environmental remediation, brownfields redevelopment, water quality and environmental litigation support.

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In many cases, the ultimate risk to residents from environmental lead comes from multiple sources. While lead based paint is a key source, lead migrating from outdoor areas can be as toxic as the indoor paint sources. Dr Troast uses the Integrated Exposure Uptake and Biokinetic Model IEUBK Model) as a predictive tool for assessing residences.

The plaintiff was concerned that the residues of toxic metals found in coal ash were causing physical damage to the plaintiff's unborn children and to the plaintiff's ability to have normal children. The plaintiff reported prior attempts to conceive a full-term child were unsuccessful.