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Lydia M. Work

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Lydia M. Work, LRS
Principal Chemist
Valley Forge, PA

Professional Experience

Ms. Work has over 25 years of analytical quality assurance experience as well as extensive applied geoscience experience in the area of remediation.  Previously, Ms. Work was a Regional Manager of a large environmental and engineering consulting firm, where she was responsible for the direction of technical and managerial aspects of office operations.  Ms. Work has provided a full scope of environmental quality assurance project management services to private industry, manufacturers, developers, as well as state and federal regulators across various programs including Voluntary Remediation and Brownfields, ASTM Environmental Site Assessments, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), and Superfund.  Ms. Work has provided environmental consulting services to the energy industry, including both coal and oil/natural gas.  Her services include compliance, chemistry quality assurance, site assessment, and remediation.

As Senior Chemist, Ms. Work performs analytical data verification and validation of Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA); Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); and, Voluntary Remediation and Brownfield Sites.  She has also performs commercial laboratory compliance audits to ascertain a laboratory’s ability to meet client and project requirements and audit their quality management systems.  Ms. Work was invited to present Data Validation and Environmental Due Diligence as a training topic at the 2010 and 2013 West Virginia annual Brownfields Conference.

As a Licensed Remediation Specialist (LRS), Ms. Work has been successful in achieving Certificates of Completion for her clients across a diverse segment of properties from former industrial sites, rail lines, mining/quarrying properties, and fueling stations to orchard land.  Ms. Work was invited to present her LRS experience as a training topic at the 2015 West Virginia annual Brownfields Conference.


  • Licensed Remediation Specialist (WV)
  • OSHA 8 Hour
  • Hazardous Ranking Score Training
  • OSHA 40-Hour Hazardous Workers
  • Mine Safety & Health Administration
  • Environmental Sampling Field Course


  • Air & Waste Management Association, Program Chair, West Virginia Chapter
  • Women’s Energy Network
  • Marcellus Shale Coalition, Surface Use and Natural Gas End Use Committee
  • Society of Women Environmental Professionals, Program Committee


Ms. Work received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Chemistry, with honors, from West Virginia Wesleyan College (West Virginia, 1989).