Environmental Threat
Site Characterization
Man. Gas Processes
Plant Wastes
Contamination Threat Modes
Residuals - Components
Sources of MGP Liquid Effluent
FMG Plants in the US
Parallel MG Technologies
Think you've found a gas works?
Locating and Confirming a Site
Locations of US Gas Plants
FMGP In The News
FMGP In The Arts
Coal-tar Site Litigation
Related sites on the Internet
Literature of Manufactured Gas
Hatheway Harangues
Publications by Dr. Hatheway
Slide Shows by Dr. Hatheway
Slide Shows by others
Hatheway Bio
Hatheway Resume
Legal Considerations


Allen W. Hatheway, Ph.D., P.E., P. Geologist

Allen W. Hatheway   Allen W. Hatheway is a Geological Engineer with over fifty-five years of professional experience. In Year 2000 he took early retirement from the School of Mines & Metallurgy of the University of Missouri-Rolla (now MS&T), in order to serve as the Year 2000 Richard H. Jahns Distinguished Lecturer on Excellence in Engineering Geology. In his role as Jahns Lecturer, of The Geological Society of America and the Association of Engineering Geologists, he delivered seventy lectures on his assigned topic of "Site Characterization." He also lectured extensively on the subject of former manufactured gas plants.

Allen came to Missouri in 1981, when he left a Boston partnership in consulting engineering. His teaching was at the senior and graduate level and specialized in hazardous waste site and waste characterization and remedial engineering design. In addition, he taught the Geological Engineering departmental Senior Design Experience, as a requirement of the Accreditation Board for Engineering & Technology (ABET), as well as courses in rock engineering, engineering seismology, weak rock engineering, and case histories as a technique of personal professional learning.

He presently provides sole-practice consulting on a worldwide basis specializing in site and waste characterization and remedial engineering of former manufactured gas plants and other coal-tar sites. Additionally, he works in the general field of hazardous waste cleanup, mitigation of natural hazards, geotechnical trouble-shooting and expert testimony in his fields of specialty.

He maintains a large professional technical library, estimated by a colleague to amount to 10,000 books and pamphlets, much of it related to manufactured gas and allied fields. He has devoted considerable energy over the past 15 years in learning and researching in manufactured gas and maintains huge computer files of bibliography, facts about manufactured gas, and a worldwide data base. His personal collection of color slides amounts to just over 24,000 items, both from his own field work and as copies from the historic gas industry literature. In the course of his personal research, he has studied and/or visited more than 1,000 sites of former manufactured gas plants.

Since 1995 he has published an "Annual Report on the International Status of Engineering Geology, Encompassing Hydrogeology, Environmental Geology and the Applied Geosciences.

His major technical book, Remediation of Former Manufactured Gas Plants & Other Coal-Tar Sites, under compilation for the past 12 years, is now (March, 2008) in press with the Taylor & Francis Group, of the UK.

Email:  allen@hatheway.net
Phone:  406-250-3376

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