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Mandy Tulich, P.G.
Consultant

Mandy Tulich, P.G.

Consultant

Ms. Mandy Tulich is a geologist with 18 years of experience providing litigation support and technical analyses for environmental remediation, contaminant fate and transport, and site characterization in the environmental consulting industry. She is skilled at creating 3-dimensional geologic and site conceptual models, which contribute to successful site characterization, development of highly refined hydrologic models, and remedial planning and design. Ms. Tulich has a strong understanding of complex structural environments, spatial data analysis, forensic geochemical analysis, and contaminant fate and transport. She is well versed in oil field geology and has previous experience in deve...

Ms. Mandy Tulich is a geologist with 18 years of experience providing litigation support and technical analyses for environmental remediation, contaminant fate and transport, and site characterization in the environmental consulting industry. She is skilled at creating 3-dimensional geologic and site conceptual models, which contribute to successful site characterization, development of highly refined hydrologic models, and remedial planning and design. Ms. Tulich has a strong understanding of complex structural environments, spatial data analysis, forensic geochemical analysis, and contaminant fate and transport. She is well versed in oil field geology and has previous experience in development geology, logging, and well construction. Ms. Tulich’s recent work has involved optimizing remedial systems at underperforming remediation sites; assessing fate and transport of organic compounds, including chlorinated solvents and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS); and directing multiple phases of fieldwork to enhance site understanding and performance of remedial systems.

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Hydrogeology

Complex Hydrogeologic Investigation at Former Waste Disposal Site, Confidential Location Led a multiphase groundwater investigation to characterize complex contaminant fate and transport pathways in several aquifers beneath a former waste disposal site.
Evaluation of Groundwater Contamination beneath Historical Disposal Areas, Confidential Location Investigated groundwater contamination at an active chemical facility stemming from several historical onsite disposal areas. Optimized groundwater recovery system and developed a well installation and monitoring program to measure progress.
Regional Chlorinated Solvent Plume, Los Angeles, California Performed a hydrologic assessment and geochemical fingerprinting analysis of chlorinated solvents and other compounds to delineate multiple sources in an area with complex structural geology and groundwater flow.

Litigation Support

Natural Resource Damage Litigation, Washington County, Minnesota Supported an NRD litigation case, which involved researching the history and remediation of the Washington County Landfill and evaluating surface water and groundwater PFAS data for source characterization.
Assessment of Hydrocarbon Release at a Natural Gas Storage Facility, Los Angeles, California Provided project management and technical support for a litigation case involving an insurance settlement following a large release of gas from a storage facility.
Paper Mill, Michigan Provided technical support for a litigation case, including analysis of chlorinated hydrocarbon data in river sediment.
Smelter Site, Tacoma, Washington Provided site characterization support at a former smelter facility. Evaluated geochemistry and distribution of site data and identified a complete and appropriate data set, which led to correctly characterizing the site. As part of a large bankruptcy litigation, supported preparation of expert testimony and aided the legal team at trial for this case.
Natural Gas Storage Reservoir, Wyoming Provided technical support for a litigation case involving natural gas migration within a storage facility. Reviewed data and evaluated geologic and geochemical data to characterize the site and the natural gas in the area.
Natural Gas Storage Reservoir, Kansas Geologist and project manager for a litigation case involving natural gas migration near a storage facility. Reviewed and evaluated geologic and geochemical data to characterize the site and the natural gas in the area.

Geochemistry

Regional Chlorinated Solvent Plume, Los Angeles, California Performed a hydrologic assessment and geochemical fingerprinting analysis of chlorinated solvents and other compounds to delineate multiple sources in an area with complex structural geology and groundwater flow.
Site Characterization and Remedial Design, California Created a 3-dimensional site conceptual model of a former dry cleaner site to aid delineation of chlorinated solvents in groundwater, plan investigative borings, and facilitate remedial design of the site.
Mine Tailings Characterization, Montana Characterized tailings deposits along two stream reaches to support ongoing litigation and allocation.

Mining

Multiple Mining Sites, Nevada Created cross sections for numerous sites to support site characterization and aid in the development of a groundwater model and understanding of subsurface flow.
Marigold Mine, Nevada Developed a regional, 3-dimensional geologic model (using Leapfrog Geo software) for the Battle Mountain region, including the Marigold mine. Provided hydrogeologic modeling support and assisted in report production.
Bald Mountain Mine, Nevada Created numerous cross sections and assisted in developing a 3-dimensional Vulcan block model of the subsurface geology.
Cortez Hills and Pipeline Mines, Nevada Created numerous regional- and local-scale cross sections and developed a regional geologic model of the entire Crescent Valley using Vulcan and Leapfrog Mining software. Provided geologic and hydrogeologic support, including updating models, creating cross sections, and drafting reports and figures.
Phoenix Mine, Nevada Developed a simplistic, 3-dimensional geologic model to compare and assess the validity of competitor’s hydrologic model and associated lithologic/hydrologic units. Mapped groundwater elevation contours and identified structures that impeded groundwater. Assisted in writing and compiling a baseline characterization report for the site.

PFAS

PFAS Groundwater Remediation, Confidential Location Performed a hydrologic and geologic assessment of an area impacted by PFAS. Developed a 3-dimensional geologic model and enhanced the conceptual site model to identify PFAS hot spots onsite. Utilized a refined groundwater model to design and install several pumping wells to optimize an underperforming groundwater containment system. Managed multiple phases of fieldwork for drilling and installing wells, planning pump tests, and bringing the enhanced remedial system online.
PFAS Site Assessment, Confidential Location Performed a groundwater assessment, planned and implemented a field program, and developed a 3-dimensional geologic and site conceptual model to improve understanding of groundwater flow and contaminant fate and transport at a historical PFAS disposal site. Assessed performance of an existing groundwater containment system, evaluated option of onsite infiltration, and proposed a strategy for remedial optimization.
PFAS Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) Litigation, Confidential Location Provided technical support for a groundwater and surface water NRDA litigation case involving PFAS, including PFOA and PFOS. Analyzed data to evaluate potential source locations and provided groundwater modeling support.
PFAS Plume Modeling, Alaska Created a 3-dimensional geologic model of a PFAS plume in a region of complex subsurface transport due to the presence of permafrost.
PFAS Site Conceptual Model, New Jersey Created a 3-dimensional geologic model of a large region in New Jersey to enhance the conceptual site model, aid in placement of future monitoring well locations and depths to screen for PFAS-contaminated groundwater, and aid in remedial design.

Data Analysis

Multiple Oil and Gas Wastewater Injection Sites, California Created cross sections for numerous sites to support site characterization and aid in the development of a groundwater model and understanding of subsurface flow.
Kern River Oil Field Expansion Area Hydrogeologic Evaluation, Bakersfield, California Correlated numerous well logs and estimated the size of aquifers and potential water production.
Kern River Oil Field, Bakersfield, California Evaluated secondary reserves, completed geologic modeling and log correlation within the oil field, and planned new wells for the southern expansion area.
Former Wood Treating Facilities Characterized sites where former wood treating activities occurred, and integrated multiple data types to create 3-dimensional site conceptual models of areas to aid in site understanding, stakeholder communication, and remedial design.
Multiple Projects Performed spatial analyses of complex data sets and generated 3-dimensional models and figures using Leapfrog Works.
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