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NewFields is an environmental, engineering, and construction management consulting firm. We provide access to a global network of recognized experts and professionals who work together to resolve our clients’ complex business needs.


NewFields is proud to provide on-going support to an award-winning mine in Nevada. Newmont Mining Corporation received an award for the 2017 Best Energy / Industrial Project for the Long Canyon Project from Engineering News Record (ENR) for the Southwest Region.  Long Canyon is a new gold mine located in eastern Elko County, Nevada. NewFields has supported the civil design and permitting aspects of the project since early 2013 beginning with coordination with Newmont to determine the general site layout and assistance with the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) permitting process.  From 2013 through early 2016, NewFields prepared the permitting documents and obtained approval for the new Heap Leach Facility (HLF), and designed the civil layout of the mine complex area, including some of the associated municipal utilities. In addition to the HLF and mine complex, NewFields also provided design and construction support for the mine support facilities, Waste Rock Storage Facility, surface water management infrastructure, haul and access roads, and septic system. NewFields worked in close conjunction with the leading construction manager, Big-D, and numerous other sub-contractors and takes pride in the great work performed by all parties. CLICK HERE to read the full article. CLICK HERE to find out more about our mining services.


NewFields is determining an approach for the source attribution of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) materials. This initiative is focused on developing tools to complement standard analytical techniques currently used to measure PFAS analytes for regulatory purposes to more fully characterize the chemical composition of historical and modern commercial PFAS products. This optimized approach to PFAS analysis will allow NewFields scientists to evaluate the source of PFAS residues encountered in the environment and develop diagnostic techniques that will allow for source allocation to be determined in site investigations involving multiple sources. To learn more about our forensic chemistry services CLICK HERE, or contact Mark Benotti (781) 681 5040 x110 (office) or


The latest compilation of hydrocarbon characterization, source identification, and interpretation methods hit the bookstores in the first week of 2018. Oil Spill Environmental Forensics Case Studies (Stout and Wang, Eds.) features major updates in 34 chapters on a wide range of subjects related to chemical testing techniques and diagnostic strategies that evolved out of applied casework in many scientific fields over the past decade. NewFields authors contributed substantially to this publication with the following chapters:

  • “Critical review of an interlaboratory forensic dataset: effects on data interpretation in oil spill studies,” by Eric Litman, Stephen Emsbo-Mattingly, and Wendy Wong.
  • “Unraveling the complexities of upland spilled fuels,” by Kerylynn Krahforst and Ted Healey.
  • “Chemical fingerprinting assessment of the impact to river sediments following the Bakken crude oil train derailment and fire, Mount Carbon, WV,” by Scott Stout, Joseph Papineau, and Matthew Adkins.
  • “Use of passive samplers to determine source of dissolved PAHs in the Ottawa River, Toledo, OH,” by Mark Benotti, Lisa Lefkovitz, L., and Mark Mills.
  • “Red crabs as sentinel organisms in exposure of deep-sea benthos to Macondo Oil following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill,” Gregory Douglas, Bo Liu, Wendy Wong, Eric Litman, and Jeff Hardenstine.
  • “Novel biological exposures following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill revealed by chemical fingerprinting,” by Scott Stout, Eric Litman, Greg Baker, and James Franks.
  • “Forensic identification of historical and ongoing tar oil releases in nearshore environments,” by Stephen Emsbo-Mattingly and Eric Litman.

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We are pleased to announce that Alton P. Hobbs, Jr. has joined NewFields effective January 8, 2018 as our Global Practice Leader for Industrial Water. Alton is a senior environmental consultant with 25+ years of technically supported client development. Alton is passionate about client service and will be focusing on global industrial water markets, strategic environmental consulting, business strategy, businesses process optimization, and innovation. He provides solutions to complex environmental matters for industrial/manufacturing clients.   Alton is experienced in all environmental media and all phases of project management, engineering, regulatory negotiation, and stakeholder engagement. Alton holds a B.S. in Biology/Chemistry from East Carolina University. He also studied civil/environmental engineering at North Carolina State University and recently completed the Executive Education Program at Harvard Business School.

Alton will be located in our corporate office in Atlanta and may be reached at:

Alton P. Hobbs, Jr.
Global Practice Leader – Industrial Water
Two Midtown Plaza
1349 West Peachtree Street, Suite 1950
Atlanta, GA 30309
Direct: (404) 969-0743
Fax: (404) 347-9080
Cell: (770) 403-9012