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BIOGRAPHIES OF MDAG PARTICIPANTS


Dr. Kevin A. Morin

Ms. Nora M. Hutt

Ms. Shirley Hutt

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KEVIN A. MORIN, Ph.D., P.Geo., L.Hydrogeo.
PRESIDENT, MORWIJK ENTERPRISES LTD.


EDUCATION

Ph.D., Hydrogeology, University of Waterloo. 1984.  Advisor: Dr. John Cherry

M.Sc., Geology with Minors in Mathematics and Engineering, University of North Dakota. 1979.  Advisor: Dr. Lee Clayton

B.Sc., Secondary Education with Certificates in Earth/Space and General Sciences, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. 1977. Advisor: Dr. Jack Baker

 

EXPERIENCE

Kevin Morin has more than 38 years of experience in the fields of water contamination, contaminant migration, hydrogeology, geochemistry, environmental impact assessment, and computer modelling related to mining and industrial activity. He specializes in the design and implementation of field and laboratory studies, and in the development and utilization of conceptual and mathematical models, for the environmental and geological sciences. This experience encompasses hundreds of proposed, operating, and closed mining operations; dozens of other areal-infrastructure projects, like industrial sites, commercial/urban developments, hazardous-waste sites, water-reservoir projects; and linear-infrastructure projects including roads, railways, and pipelines. These projects have been located on every continent of the world, except Antarctica, and in widely diverse biogeoclimatic zones.

Dr. Morin is an author or co-author of more than 120 publications, Internet case studies, and books on various aspects of geochemistry, contaminant migration, hydrogeology, waste management, and environmental protection. He is co-author of the first textbook on drainage chemistry from various minesite components, entitled Environmental Geochemistry of Minesite Drainage: Practical Theory and Case Studies, and author of both Minesite-Drainage Chemistry: An Introduction and Spectral Analysis of Drainage from Highly Reactive Geological Materials. His professional positions in consulting, university, research, and regulatory enforcement provide a wide expertise in environmental geochemistry and environmental protection.

Dr. Morin is a registered Professional Geoscientist in the Canadian Province of British Columbia, and a Licensed Hydrogeologist in the U.S. State of Washington.

To disseminate information on minesite drainage and on highly reactive geologic materials, Kevin Morin maintains the MDAG.com website for the Minesite Drainage Assessment Group.


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NORA M. HUTT, A.Sc.T, c.C.T.
PROPRIETOR, NORMAR ENTERPRISES AND MDAG PUBLISHING


EDUCATION

1993    Athabasca University, Athabasca, Alberta, Canada:
                 Physical geology course and research project.

1988    Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada:
                 Review and knowledge upgrade in the areas of chemical kinetics and mechanisms of reactions.
                 Review and knowledge upgrade in the areas of chemistry of nontransitional elements,
                        physical chemistry principles, and the applications and importance of calculus.

1983    Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada:
                 Graduate of Chemical Technology

 

EXPERIENCE

Nora Hutt is a Chemical and Environmental Technologist and sole proprietor of Normar Enterprises. For more than 20 years, she has applied techniques of data collection, compilation, interpretation and reporting, and is familiar with a wide variety of analytical techniques and procedures. Nora has been responsible for numerous field investigations of organic and inorganic contaminants, and the use of computers and a variety of software packages for environmental studies.

For more than 20 years Nora has focussed on the area of minesite drainage evaluation and long-term geochemical prediction. This work includes on-site sampling of water and rock, data management and compilation, graphical presentation of data, and interpretation and reporting of analytical testing such as long-term kinetic tests. Representative projects include acid rock drainage (ARD) assessments, surface water evaluations, metal leaching into natural waters, literature reviews, and report development. Clients include industry, government agencies, research organizations, and other consulting firms.

Prior to working in the area of minesite drainage, Nora was the Principal Investigator on three projects which involved the Priority Substance List (PSL) compounds as identified under Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA). She has also participated in a study which reviewed and classified contaminated sites in the Pacific/Yukon Region under the National Contaminated Sites Assessment Program. In addition, Nora was involved in several organic contaminant water and soil sampling programs and assessments.

Nora is co-author on a technical book entitled Environmental Geochemistry of Minesite Drainage: Practical Theory and Case Studies. In addition, she has also co-authored more than 20 chemistry-related publications and has been involved in numerous projects around the world. Nora is registered with the Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of British Columbia as a Applied Science Technologist (AScT), and is a registered certified Chemical Technologist (cCT) with the Canadian Society for Chemical Technology.


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SHIRLEY HUTT
PROPRIETOR, OCEAN BOUND ENTERPRISES


EXPERIENCE

Ms. Shirley Hutt is the sole proprietor of Ocean Bound Enterprises. She has supervised and conducted technical and commercial projects involving data entry, data compilation, and sample testing management. These projects have included the creation and management of spreadsheets containing hundreds of thousands of values. Shirley is familiar with a variety of software packages including spreadsheet, word processing and graphics programs.

In the area of minesite-drainage evaluation and long-term geochemical prediction, Shirley Hutt's work includes on-site sampling of mine rock and tailings, data management and compilation, graphics generation, and ongoing maintenance of analytical testing such as long-term kinetic tests. Representative projects include acid rock drainage (ARD) assessments, surface water evaluations, metal leaching into natural waters, and literature reviews.


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