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Karma Hughes

Vice President, Senior Geologist

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Karma Hughes has more than 20 years of experience on projects assessing site geology and contaminant migration and evaluating and implementing remedial options for groundwater, surface water, sediment, and soil quality. Her project experience includes serving as principal in charge for multiple projects involving per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), such as the investigation and evaluation of remedial options associated with PFAS impacts to groundwater from air deposition and assistance to a refinery addressing PFAS impacts to its stormwater and surface water impoundments resulting from the use of aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF).

Karma's work also includes managing investigation and remediation activities at multiple crude-oil pipeline releases; serving in a multi-year, on-site environmental compliance role at a major crude oil pipeline; and performing site characterization and remediation at a former manufactured gas plant site. She has also assisted the airline industry at multiple major metropolitan airports with various projects involving investigation and remediation of fuel releases, environmental compliance audits, and fuel system inspections.


(952) 832-2886


Professional Geologist (MN, NY)

service area lead

site assessment and investigation


BS, Geology, University of Wisconsin - Madison


Barr Engineering Co.
4300 MarketPointe Drive
Minneapolis, MN 55435

Phone: 952-832-2600
Fax: 952-832-2601
Toll free: 800-632-2277