Cooperstown Environmental Adds Senior Staff
Due to continued growth, Cooperstown Environmental LLC announced that it has added Licensed Site Professional (LSP) and Professional Geologist, Jim Young, to the Andover-based environmental consulting firm.
With more than 25 years of professional experience, Mr. Young was in the original class of LSPs licensed upon creation of the program in 1993. LSPs are experienced professionals who oversee the investigation and cleanup of contaminated sites in Massachusetts under MGL c. 21E. Jim was elected by his peers and served as President of the LSP Association in 2010, and has been heavily involved in professional activities for many years, including authoring many technical articles for the group’s publications.
Jim has extensive experience investigating and remediating “Brownfields” properties. He was a member of the committee behind the state’s model 1998 Brownfields Act, which created the Brownfields Tax Credit, other financial incentives, and liability protections.
Having been a mineral collector since grade school, geology is a true love as well as Jim’s formal training and early job experience. After earning a B.S. degree in geology from Tufts University and a Masters degree in economic geology from Colorado State University, he spent several years in metals exploration throughout the western US and Alaska. He is a charter member of both the Geological Society of New Hampshire and the recently formed Massachusetts Geological Society.
At Cooperstown, Jim will continue managing the assessment and remediation of hazardous waste sites under the MCP, which has been the focus of his work for over 25 years. Jim occupies his leisure time hiking (only five NH 4,000-footers remain!), skiing, mineral collecting, and gem cutting.