Sonya O’Loughlin is a hydrogeologist focused on a variety of environmental site assessment and remediation projects on both closed and active industrial sites involving geological, hydrogeological and chemical data collection, as well as data interpretation and preparation of technical reports. She has experience working on several specialized software packages including ArcGIS, Microsoft Access, AQTESOLV, and EVS.
Sonya has been involved with the implementation of a remedial action plan to remedy contamination by organic solvents. Enhanced In Situ Bioremediation (EISB) is being used to treat the source area and down-gradient dissolved phase plume at this site. She has experience with site investigation, groundwater monitoring, and hydraulic testing at this site, as well as the management and processing of collected data. Sonya also has experience with monitoring chlorinated hydrocarbon plumes and monitoring in support of EPA license surrender.
Sonya’s research project for her master’s degree involved the determination of physical and hydraulic properties of aggregate used in agricultural land drainage systems. Sonya has a background in earth sciences and research including the mapping and logging of Silurian rocks in Co. Mayo, Ireland.