Kate Helm co-founded Seacoast Radiation Monitoring.org in 2016 in response to emerging health concerns uncovered by Governor Hassan’s Task Force to investigate the possible causes for the Pediatric Cancer Cluster identified by the State of New Hampshire in 2016 (http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/gtfscc/index.htm). She lives in Portsmouth with her husband and three children.
Kate has a B.S. in Geosciences from the University of Arizona and has worked for over 15 years on EPA-regulated Superfund Sites, soil and groundwater investigation and remediation projects, and environmental site assessments for residential and commercial property developers and various stakeholders. While working as a Registered Professional Geologist, she earned a M.S. degree with graduate-level courses in regulatory framework, toxicology, soil and groundwater contamination, chemistry of hazardous materials, and occupational/industrial hygiene. These combine to give her an in-depth understanding of the environmental impacts of contaminants on human health and the environment and the evaluation, regulation, investigation, and remediation of various environmental media.