Ms. Herndon has a Masters degree in Environmental Engineering and is a Certified Hazardous Material Manager (CHMM) and a Registered Environmental Manager (REM). She has managed remediation projects for surface spills, groundwater cleanup and bio-remediation projects as well as recycling and federal compliance for corporate, commercial nuclear, and Department of Energy nuclear and non-nuclear facilities. For five years, she represented the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) interests with Louisiana and Texas state regulators at the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (a terminal and six storage facilities for one billion barrels of crude oil). While there, she won the National DOE Pollution Prevention Award for Radioactive and Hazardous Waste Recycling as well as the Louisiana Governor’s Environmental Leadership Award and the DOE Certificate of Appreciation for Mentoring Suppliers & Small Companies to Prevent Pollution.
Additionally, she was the Environmental Operations Manager for cleanup and closure of the Yankee Rowe nuclear plant where she managed sampling, characterization and cleanup of PCBs, PAH, Dioxin, petroleum, lead and other heavy metals on the 12 acre industrial site. She also managed the characterization of PCB disposition within a 30,000 cu. ft. landfill on Yankee Row property and, introduced Thermal Desorption Technology, saving 1.8 million dollars in hazardous waste shipping costs.
Marynette has consulted at several Superfund sites around the country, training workers on environmental regulations and clean-up methodologies.
She is currently consulting with Idaho Cleanup Project at the Idaho National Lab near Idaho Falls, Idaho for radioactive materials and approximately three thousand chemicals.