Eric A. Stern
Eric spent 24 years in US Government both with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). He served as the Regional Contaminated Sediment Program Manager for EPA, where he directed the New York/New Jersey Harbor Sediment Decontamination Program. The program was charged to demonstrate the environmental and economic feasibility of decontaminating dredged materials / contaminated sediments from the Port of New York/New Jersey with beneficial use end products on a commercial-scale level. The EPA’s partnerships with the New Jersey Department of Transportation Office of Maritime Resources (DOT), the Department of Energy - Brookhaven National Laboratory EPA funded $42 million regionally towards treatment technology development with beneficial use applications. Eric managed the Cement-Lock technology demonstration for USEPA Region 2.
Eric’s experience in sediment decontamination treatment has been connected closely with USEPA Superfund and other USEPA Regions nationally as well as USACE Districts on contaminated sediment projects. Projects of significance include the Passaic River, New Jersey, and Gowanus Canal, New York. He continues to work closely with the USEPA Great Lakes National Program Office (GLNPO). He was the Program Manager for the Cement-Lock® -- Ecomelt® beneficial use demonstration on the campus of Montclair State Univeristy. Sediment for this demonstration came from the EPA Passaic River, Superfund site that was decontaminated through the Cement-Lock® full-scale process.