Ronald Brink, Groundwater Management Specialist, Broome County Health Department

Ronald Brink

  • 19 years of service

Ronald Brink has a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Geology and has served the Broome County Health Department in the Division of Environmental Health as a Groundwater Management Specialist for 19 years. As our local expert on inactive and active hazardous waste sites, Mr. Brinks's primary role has been to inform the public and public health partners on issues related to exposure to toxic chemicals, chemical releases near homes and indoor air quality concerns, provide technical assistance and answers questions on toxic site investigations, wastewater sites, aquifer zoning permit applications. For the past 5 years he has functioned as the health department liaison to the Western Broome Endicott Stakeholders Group formed in response to low-level Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) in public drinking water and VOC vapor intrusion project affecting 475 homes.

Mr. Brink has mentored over 20 students in environmental health helping to ensure a workforce interested in protecting the health of the public. He has advised them on water source protection strategies designed to prevent contamination, and assisted with interpreting EPA guidance. Mr. Brink is an outstanding Public Health professional dedicated to protecting the environment we live in and the natural resources we use.

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