Mr. Mason founded the chlorine dioxide panel on the American Chemistry Council in 1988 to develop standards for the chlorine dioxide industry
for disinfection of drinking water and food, and for industrial applications.
This group developed the data required for chlorine dioxide use as a primary disinfectant for drinking water in the United States
and continues to support EPA in the development of regulations and standards for municipal water and wastewater disinfection.
He is regarded as a national leading expert in response solutions to complex emergencies related to environmental contamination
and human health risk. Further, he is recognized by the EPA, U.S. congressional committees, Department of Homeland Security,
and other major parties as a leading authority on chlorine dioxide. Mr. Mason has been the lead technical advisor to governmental
agencies and commercial businesses on numerous events, ranging from the US Capitol anthrax attack, to large biopharmaceutical and
agribusiness viral contaminations, to biosecurity protocols and on-site evaluation of former Soviet Union weapons facilities.
Mr. Mason also has extensive experience in the oil & gas industry, providing treatment services for almost twenty years.
Mr. Mason’s experience in the chemical industry is extensive, with duties including design and operation of chemical manufacturing
facilities, health and safety audits, chemical and industrial accident investigation, determination and remediation of gas, liquid,
and solid chemical releases, and the development of analytical methods.