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Cynthia J. Paul

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Cynthia J. Paul, Environmental Scientist

Phone: 580-436-8556

Ms. Paul is an Environmental Scientist in GWERD’s Subsurface Remediation Branch. She holds a B.S. in Biology from East Central University, Ada, Oklahoma, and an M.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma. Her research area is monitored natural attenuation.

Ms. Paul’s recent research has been evaluating a new passive diffusion sampler at underground storage tank sites for use in calibrating the Johnson and Ettinger Model for vapor intrusion assessment. Field sites include A1 Movers in Madison, Wisconsin; Hal’s Chevron in Green River, Utah; and Lemoore Naval Air Station in Lemoore, California. Additional vapor intrusion research has been conducted at the Raymark Superfund site in Stratford, Connecticut.

Ms. Paul’s other research area is permeable reactive barriers for in situ chromate remediation at the U.S. Coast Guard Support Center, Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Ms. Paul has also participated in extensive field research that led to the development of low-flow sampling methodology for groundwater. She has also been involved in arsenic research at the Industri-Plex Superfund Site in Woburn, Massachusetts, and the Asarco site in Helena, Montana.

Ms. Paul is the work assignment manager for the onsite contract for inorganic analysis for subsurface protection and remediation and serves on GWERD’S Environment Management System Team.

Selected Publications

Paul, C.J., R.G. Ford, and W.T. Wilkin. (In press). “Assessing the Selectivity of Extractant Solutions for Recovering Labile Arsenic Associated With Iron Oxides and Sulfides.” Geoderma.

DiGiulio, D.C., C.J. Paul, B. Scroggins, R. Cody, R. Willey, S. Clifford, R. Mosley, A. Lee, K. Christensen, and R. Costa. Comparison of Geoprobe PRT and AMS GVP Soil-Gas Sampling Systems With Dedicated Vapor Probes in Sandy Soils at the Raymark Superfund Site (PDF) (79 pp, 4.67 MB) (EPA/600/R-06/111) November 2006 – Abstract

DiGiulio, D.C., C.J. Paul, R. Cody, R. Willey, S. Clifford, P. Kahn, R. Mosley, A. Lee, and K. Christensen. Assessment of Vapor Intrusion in Homes Near the Former Raymark Superfund Site Using basement and Sub-Slab Air Samples (PDF) (131 pp, 7.82 MB) (EPA/600/R-05/147) March 2006 – Abstract

Paul, C.J., M.S. McNeil, F.P. Beck, Jr., P.J. Clark, R.T. Wilkin, and R.W. Puls. Capstone Report on the Application, Monitoring, and Performance of Permeable Reactive Barriers for Ground-Water Remediation: Volume 2, Long-Term Monitoring of PRBs: Soil and Ground Water Sampling (EPA/600/R-03/045b) – Abstract

Paul, C.J., F.A. Khan, and R.W. Puls. (2002). “In Situ Reduction of Chromium-Contaminated Ground Water, Soils, and Sediments by Sodium Dithionite.” In Handbook of Ground Water Remediation of Trace Metals, Radionuclides, and Nutrients With Permeable Reactive Barriers. Edited by D.L. Naftz, S.J. Morrison, J.A. Davis, and C.C. Fuller. p. 465–493.

Paul, C.J., F.A. Khan, R.W. Puls, and J. Vardy. (1999). “Characterization and In Situ Remediation of Chromium-Contaminated Soils and Sediments at the USCG Support Center, Elizabeth City, NC.” Environmental Engineering 1999, 111–120.

Puls, R.W., C.J. Paul, and R.M. Powell. (1999). “The Application of In Situ Permeable Reactive (Zero-Valent Iron) Barrier Technology for the Remediation of Chromate- Contaminated Ground Water: A Field Test.” Applied Geochemistry, 14, 8: 989–1000.

Puls, R.W. and C.J. Paul. (19980. “Discrete-Level Ground Water Monitoring System for Contaminant and Remedial Performance Objectives.” Journal of Environmental Engineering, June: 549–553.

Paul, C.J. and R.W. Puls. (1997). “Ground Water Sampling: Impacts of Turbidity and Sampling Methodology on TCE and Degradation Products.” Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation, 16, 4: 128–133.

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