Environmental Science Division (EVS)a Division of Argonne National Laboratory
Predictive environmental understanding
Todd A. Kimmell
Environmental Policy Analyst
Hydrology, Remediation, and Risk-based Restoration Department
  • M.S., Environmental Science, George Washington University, 1982.
Current Role
Environmental Scientist and Policy Analyst, Principal Investigator.
Solid/hazardous waste management; environmental compliance and remediation; infrastructure protection; chemical security; emergency management and response; water and energy programs.
Career Highlights
  • RCRA/CERCLA architect: Development and implementation of RCRA and CERCLA programs; Military Munitions Rule; Land Disposal Restrictions program; Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure and other test methods; state programs; permitting; listing/delisting.
  • Environmental compliance/remediation: Developed first RCRA corrective action investigation and remediation guidance and training programs for EPA. Numerous RCRA/CERCLA compliance and remediation projects.
  • National Academies: Chair and member on numerous committees overseeing Army demilitarization of chemical and conventional munitions and recovered chemical warfare material.
  • Emergency management and homeland security: National-level urban response planning for terrorist and natural hazard events; emergency response exercise development and execution; development of chemical incident response sampling and analysis plans; analytical methods for emergency response; infrastructure protection; implementation of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards for the Department of Homeland Security.
  • Water and energy programs: Oil and gas production well contributions to hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico; power production issues during drought; water resource conservation and planning; water-energy relationships.