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Keith Earnshaw

Keith Earnshaw PHD

How I Might Be Able to Assist

For the past thirty years, I have worked in national laboratories, industry, state government, and environmental consulting firms.

In 1998, I founded Earnshaw Environmental, a consulting firm specializing in environmental regulatory compliance, radiation protection, and environmental assessment. In addition, the firm develops technical training seminars and courses in the areas of radiation safety and dose assessment, risk management, and environmental analysis.

Earnshaw Environmental currently supports the Department of Homeland Security's REP Program.

Years ago, I took some "play time" and built a tree house in our back woods (for my 14-year old daughter, of course!). What started out as a simple platform evolved into an enclosed, shingled, and furnished structure with electricity, modem, cable, and water. I look forward to working with y'all from my "branch office" in the treetops of North Carolina!!

Professional Projects or Initiatives of Interest

Dr. Keith Earnshaw is the Founder and President of Earnshaw Environmental, Inc., a company specializing in radiation protection, environmental compliance, and project management.

While working at the Knolls Atomic Power National Laboratory, Dr. Earnshaw was asked to serve as a radiation expert in an undersea mission to locate a sunken nuclear submarine, the Thresher, and to perform environmental monitoring and analysis in the wreckage area. Studies in the area were completed using the deep underwater submersible vehicle, Alvin, which allowed scientists to dive to a depth of 2 1/2 miles and collect soil, water, and fish samples on the ocean floor.

He also recently founded the nonprofit organization, Coastal Giving, which seeks to serve Wounded Warrior families and families with children who have life-threatening medical conditions. Its primary goals lie in organizing and aiding concerned coastal vacation homeowners in their donation of weeklong, restful getaways to these deserving families.

Dr. Earnshaw has served as a certified Black Belt and instructor for the World Tae Kwon Do Federation and has participated in numerous Triathlons and Marathons.

Background

Education

Ph.D. Engineering Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
M.S. Health Physics/Environmental Toxicology, Purdue University
B.S. Environmental Health, Purdue University
Registered Consultant No. S000436 - North Carolina Division of Radiation Protection

Courses Taught at NECB

Environmental Science and Lab
Anatomy and Physiology
Statistics

Professional Experience

1998-Present - Earnshaw Environmental, Inc.
2010-Present - Coastal Giving, Inc. (Registered Nonprofit Organization)
1996-1998 - Geophex, Ltd.
1989-1996 - Chem-Nuclear Systems, Inc.
1988-1989 - Illinois Department of Nuclear Safety, Springfield, Illinois
1982-1988 - Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, General Electric Co., Schenectady, New York
1980-1982 - Evaluation Research Corporation, Oak Ridge, Tennessee
1977-1980 - Purdue University, School of Pharmacy

Publications and Lectures

Jacobs, D.G., L.E. Boing, K.R. Earnshaw, J.S. Epler, 1980, An Environmental Assessment for the Decommissioning of the Space Radiation Effects Laboratory, Evaluation Research Corporation, Oak Ridge, TN

Earnshaw, K.R., et al., 1981, Lack of Effect of Vanadyl Trichloride on Hepatic Drug Metabolism in the Rat, in Pharmacological Research Communications, Vol. 13, No 4, pp. 323-330 (Masters Thesis)

Rose, R.R., K.R. Earnshaw, P.S. Dickens, D.G. Jacobs, 1981, Experience in Applying Remedial Actions at Shallow Land Burial Facilities, Final Draft, for the National Low-Level Waste Management Program, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN

Evaluation Research Corporation, Acted as Project Leader, 1982, History of Disposal of Radioactive Waste into the Ground at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Prepared for Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, ORNL/CF-82/202

Jacobs, D.G., K.R. Earnshaw, R.R.Rose, 1982, A Review of Remedial Actions Applied at Shallow Land Burial Facilities, presented at proceedings of the Third Annual Information Meeting, New Orleans, LA, DOE Low-Level Waste Management Program

Evaluation Research Corporation, Acted as Project Leader, 1982, Characterization of Contaminated Nuclear Sites, Facilities and Materials (Radiopharmaceutical and Radioisotope Manufacturers and Suppliers), Prepared for the Environmental Protection Agency

Earnshaw, K.R., 1983, Evaluation of State-Of-The-Art Detection Systems for In-Vivo Lung Monitoring of Uranium and Plutonium, Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory

Earnshaw, K.R., 1987, High Purity Germanium Detector Operation at Elevated Temperatures using a Solid Melting Cryogen, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute/ Canberra Industries

Chem-Nuclear Systems, Inc., 1993, Served as Project Director. Site Characterization Reports for Wake/Chatham and Richmond Potentially Suitable Sites

Chem- Nuclear Systems, Inc., 1993, Served as Project Director. Environmental Impact Analyses for North Carolina Low Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Project

Chem-Nuclear Systems, Inc., 1993, Served as Project Director. License Application for North Carolina Low Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Project

Geophex, Ltd., 1997, Acted as Project Manager. Project Work Plans for Assessing Contaminated Sites at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia

Geophex, Ltd., 1997, Acted as Project Manager. Risk Management Program Work Plan and Hazard Analysis for Robins Air Force Base, Georgia

Geophex, Ltd., 1998, Acted as Project Manager. RCRA Part B Hazardous Waste Permit Application for Robins Air Force Base, Georgia

Geophex, Ltd., 1998, Acted as Program Manager. Environmental Baseline Survey (EBS) and Environmental Assessment (EA) for Housing Privatization Project at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia