Robert Smith

Geologist
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3157 Limestone Road
Cochranville, PA 19330
(610) 593‐5500

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The most important thing is to have fun.

Growing up in Upstate New York, I enjoyed hiking in the Adirondacks, playing sports and just spending time outdoors.

I played just about every sport but finally settled upon Track and Field. This carried me to Lehigh University where I studied Earth and Environmental Science and competed as a student athlete. Initially, I was a chemistry major; however, after taking an earth science course as an elective my freshman year, I was hooked and knew that pursuing a degree in Earth and Environmental Science was right for me.

After graduation, I spent the summer hiking a long section of the Appalachian Trail before joining BSTI. The two months I spent hiking (nearly 800 miles) solidified my passion for the outdoors and the environment, and made me sure that I wanted to work in the field of environmental consulting. At BSTI, I have the chance to continue to be involved with the environment through a variety of field activities, data analysis and report writing.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending my time camping, hiking and running or watching sports, particularly my favorite soccer team, Liverpool.

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  • The Impact of Extreme Weather on Hazardous Material Releases

    Extreme weather has an out-sized impact on petrochemical industries, in part because many are located along coastal and inland waterways. One aspect of this impact is an increased frequency of spills due to natural hazards in recent decades.  In the analysis of federally reported releases presented, natural hazards are the underlying cause of between 1… Read More

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