Clark Brynes Associates
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About Us

CEMATS is a team of experienced scientists and professionals with an established track record and with a network of regulatory and industry contacts. This section highlights the experience and capabilities of several key members of CEMATS staff. 

James E. Clark, P.G. is a professional geologist with more than 30 years of petroleum industry experience in construction, operations, regulatory compliance and environmental management. He owned and operated a contracting firm that specialized in construction and maintenance of petroleum facilities. He also managed operations at a large petroleum terminal for a major oil company. For 16 years prior to forming CEMATS, he worked for a regional petroleum distributor as a member of their environmental engineering firm overseeing environmental investigations and remedial activities, regulatory compliance issues, real estate transactions, and facility improvement projects as well as writing emergency response plans and performing emergency response and safety training. Mr. Clark brings a strong working knowledge of federal regulations and regulations of several northeast states as well as established working relationships with members of industry, regulatory agencies, and support services.

David A. Ams, Ph.D earned his doctorate in aqueous geochemistry from the University of Notre Dame. His research focus was on bacterial adsorption onto mineral surfaces and the resulting effects on contaminant fate and transport. As a hydrogeologist with CEMATS, Dr. Ams performs soil and groundwater investigations and hydrogeochemical evaluations in support of natural attenuation studies and to evaluate the applicability and effectiveness of various in-situ bioremediation and chemical oxidation remediation technologies.

Alexander A. Patane is an environmental scientist specializing in biology and wetlands ecology. Mr. Patane has extensive experience in construction, project management, grading and drainage. He has participated in the planning, creation, maintenance and restoration of wetlands in upstate New York in conjunction with the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the NYSDEC and the Army Corps of Engineers. As part of CEMATS he has directed construction and installation, and operated and maintained, remediation systems employing air sparging, soil vapor extraction, oxygen injection, groundwater recovery, free product recovery, surfactant flushing, high-vacuum extraction, and excavation and ex-situ remediation of soil through continuous mixing.