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Biographical Information about the Author

Todd Dresser has been the environmental engineer for the Burlington Board of Health since 1991. In this capacity, his primary responsibilities have included 1) the implementation of a multimedia environmental, health and safety regulatory enforcement program involving 120 local industries, 2) advising municipal departments with regard to regulatory compliance, 3) assisting local emergency planning efforts, and 4) reviewing development proposals for aquifer protection and environmental impact. Prior to this, he was a project manager and quality assurance officer for NUS Corporation. NUS was contracted by U.S. EPA Region 1 to conduct pre-remedial Superfund investigations for state environmental agencies and EPA as part of the FIT program. In addition, he was a member of the U.S. Army Medical Corps for three years where he was a principal investigator conducting aquatic toxicological research.

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Todd has published in the Journal of Applied Toxicology. He has presented to the Society of Environmental Toxicologists and Chemists. He is a member of the American Chemical Society - Safety Division. He is also a certified OSHA trainer.


Todd received the 1997 Massachusetts Governor's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Toxic Use Reduction for a Pollution Prevention and Compliance Assistance Program he developed for local industry. This program has also been recognized as innovative by EPA Region 1. In addition, the Massachusetts Dept. of Environmental Protection has adopted the program as a model for implementation throughout the Commonwealth.

prepared by Todd H. Dresser, Environmental Engineer
(formerly of)
Burlington Board of Health, 29 Center Street, Burlington, MA 01803

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