Michael Murray

Michael Murray, RG, LHG, PE

Principal Hydrogeologist

Michael has over 20 years of environmental consulting and primary scientific research experience. He manages and leads highly technical work in projects across the Pacific Northwest, including a high-profile site at the Portland Harbor Superfund site. Michael provides contaminant characterization, permitting, compliance, data analysis, and program management to a variety of client types. He works…

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Aquifers currently provide over 50 percent of the world’s drinking water. My work at MFA allows me to participate in the preservation and remediation of this critical resource.
Aquifers currently provide over 50 percent of the world’s drinking water. My work at MFA allows me to participate in the preservation and remediation of this critical resource.
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Who is Michael Murray, RG, LHG, PE?

Michael has over 20 years of environmental consulting and primary scientific research experience. He manages and leads highly technical work in projects across the Pacific Northwest, including a high-profile site at the Portland Harbor Superfund site. Michael provides contaminant characterization, permitting, compliance, data analysis, and program management to a variety of client types. He works with clients, counsel, and insurance companies to ensure proper allocation of funding responsibility for complex projects.

He has significant technical experience characterizing all environmental media and all types of contaminants, specializing in chlorinated solvents such as trichloroethene. His technical background includes groundwater-system analysis, chemical fate and transport analysis, statistical analysis, risk assessment, instrumentation studies, and chemical forensics in the context of allocation of liability. In his six years of experience as an oceanographic development engineer, Michael gained an extensive background in advanced analytical techniques, instrument design, and management of complex field studies worldwide.

Michael is a member of the National Ground Water Association, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the Northwest Association of Environmental Professionals.

Education

Master of Business Administration, University of Oregon

Bachelor of Science in Physical Sciences, Portland State University

Master of Environmental Management, Portland State University

Graduate Certificate in Hydrogeology, Portland State University

Three Seas Marine Science Graduate Program, Northeastern University

Licenses

Registered Geologist: Oregon, No. G2362

 

Licensed Hydrogeologist: Washington, No. 3048

 

Professional Engineer—Environmental: Washington, No. 21011416

 

Professional Engineer—Environmental: Oregon No. 90086PE

Certifications

40-Hour Hazardous Waste Operation Training

 

8-Hour Hazardous Waste Operation Refresher Training

 

8-Hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Supervisor Training

 

OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Training

 

Security Administration Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)

 

Roadway Worker Protection

 

Railroad Security Awareness Training

 

Burlington Northern Railroad Safety Training

 

Union Pacific Railroad Safety Training

 

OR-OSHA Class II 8-hour Asbestos Course

 

First Aid/CPR/AED/Oxygen Training

 

AAUS Scientific Diver

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