Don J. Larson
Business Development Manager
Don J Larson is a Business Development Manager in the Pacific-Northwest for Cascade Drilling. Don brings over 26 years of progressive experience in management and technical services to assist clients. Don has extensive business development experience and has provided operations streamlining for a startup environmental contracting firm and manufacturing company. He is an environmental professional who has managed public and private sector environmental and geotechnical projects for a large national environmental firm. Don also is the senior project manager for on-going drilling work at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation with the CH2 Plateau Remediation Company. Don’s business development acumen and his understanding of water resources/supply, geology/hydrogeology, and environmental remediation supports Cascade’s clients in meeting their water and environmental goals. Don earned a BS (Magna Cum Laude) in Environmental Science from Western Washington University and currently resides in Portland, Oregon.
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Rig and Tooling Options to Address Site/Project Challenges at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Support of Groundwater Remediation
The Hanford Nuclear Reservation is located in southeastern Washington State and covers approximately 586 square miles. Past nuclear weapon production activities at the Site resulted in approximately 450 billion gallons of liquid waste being released to the ground. In support of a large scale pump-and-treat remediation system to reduce the mass of carbon tetrachloride, Cascade Drilling L.P. (Cascade) has been providing drilling services to The Soil and Groundwater Remediation Project to install multiple injection and extraction wells over the last 9 years, specifically in the 200-ZP-1 operable unit 1. Cascade managed multiple site specific requirements, including; difficult and variable site specific geology, special site-specific health & safety requirements, and extraordinary contaminants (carbon tetrachloride, chromium, nitrates, iodine-129, cobalt-60, cesium-137, nickel-63, carbon-14, strontium-90, technetium-99, tritium, and uranium). These issues all lead to development of specially approved drilling methods and tooling which were used to achieve high quality driven soil samples and discrete groundwater samples in addition to the injection and extraction well completions.