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Environmental Geologic Consultant James Jacobs

James A. Jacobs, PG, CHG, CPG
229 Tewksbury Ave.
Point Richmond California 94801
phone: 510-590-1098
fax: 510-232-2823
Chief Hydrogeologist, James A. Jacobs, PG, CHG, CPG, has over 30 years of experience as a Geologist / Hydrogeologist and licensed contractor focused on answering geologic, environmental impairment, and forensic questions. He is a certified hydrogeologist in California and Washington and a Professional Geologist in California and several other states.

Consulting Services:
  • Sampling and Evaluation of Subsurface Data
  • Development of sampling programs (groundwater, soil, vapor, surface water, and stormwater)
  • Assessment, remedial design, and implementation of cleanup for hydrocarbons, metals, and solvents
  • Development and implementation of free-product removal technologies at various sites
  • Development of bench testing, pilot testing and full scale remedial programs
  • Negotiate with owners and regulatory agencies for settlement agreements and case closure
Mr. Jacobs is a Fulbright Senior Scholar winning 4 awards in environmental engineering and science teaching post-graduate workshops in risk-based subsurface environmental management and sustainable remediation methods. He also developed and taught Sustainable Remediation Methods for Soil and Water (X-451) for the University of California, Berkeley Extension Program.

Mr. Jacobs has developed, co-authored, and edited books on topics such as MTBE (2000), Chromium(VI) (2005) and most recently, Acid Mine Drainage, Rock Drainage and Acid Sulfate Soils (2014; Wiley and Sons), Oil Spills and Gas Leaks (2014, McGrawHill) and Hydraulic Fracturing and Development of Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources (in press, McGraw-Hill).

Since 2002, Mr. Jacobs has been an elected director of two public agencies, a local sewer district, and a community services district. As such he is interested in I&I issues and sewer gas and volatile contaminant vapor intrusion into indoor air spaces via ineffective vapor seals on fixtures or dry P-traps in buildings.

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James A. Jacobs, et. al (eds.)
Put together by a team of scientists, engineers, regulators, and lawyers, the Chromium(VI) Handbook consolidates the latest literature on this topic. The broad scope of this book fills the need for a comprehensive resource on chromium(VI), improving the knowledge of this contaminant at a time when the extent and degree of the problem is still being assessed. It addresses naturally occurring and anthropogenic sources, geology and geochemistry, toxicity, treatment, regulatory issues and legal cases, and recommendations.
James A. Jacobs, et al
Provides the tools needed to analyze and solve acid drainage problem. Featuring contributions from leading experts in science and engineering, this book explores the complex biogeochemistry of acid mine drainage, rock drainage, and acid sulfate soils. It describes how to predict, prevent, and remediate the environmental impact of acid drainage and the oxidation of sulfides, offering the latest sampling and analytical methods. Moreover, readers will discover new approaches for recovering valuable resources from acid mine drainage, including bioleaching.
James A. Jacobs, et al
The definitive guide to petroleum hydrocarbon fuel spill and leak causes, prevention, response, and cost recovery.It highlights the complex nature of petroleum hydrocarbon fuel extraction methods, the unintended consequences when disasters occur, spill behavior, and environmental impact mitigation. This practical resource discusses engineering techniques; long-term biological and environmental effects; dealing with insurance claims, litigation, and legislation in overlapping jurisdictions; and much more.
James A. Jacobs, et. al (eds.)
Written by an expert team of scientists, engineers, and toxicologists, MTBE: Effects on Soil and Ground-Water Resources provides complete in-depth coverage of the assessment and potential remediation strategies of methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE).