Environmental Science Division (EVS)a Division of Argonne National Laboratory
Predictive environmental understanding
James Hansen
Program Coordinator/Manager
Hydrology, Remediation, and Risk-based Restoration Department
  • B.A., Government (Legislative Process), Idaho State University, 1978.
Current Role
Program Manager, Applied Geosciences and Environmental Management (AGEM), assisting the AGEM manager in environmental investigations for federal agencies.
Over 30 years' experience in federal, state, and local laws/regulations impacting AGEM research (environmental, agricultural, conservation, natural resources, health, water, pesticides, etc.), applied to ensure that the work meets/exceeds compliance requirements.
Career Highlights
  • Community relations leader: Represent Argonne in implementation of research programs at rural communities impacted by contamination; garner public acceptance/support for investigations and remediation efforts.
  • Land access facilitator: Procuring of access to impacted lands for investigations and innovative remediation approaches; record of obtaining access to privately owned lands allows agencies to achieve compliance objectives.
  • Federal government experience: Senior Executive in U.S. Department of Agriculture for 12 years, including 4 years in Immediate Office of the Secretary; agency spokesman with public, Congress, and media.