Tudor Davies, 65; EPA Scientist Led Work on Chesapeake Bay

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Tudor Davies, 65, a senior Environmental Protection Agency scientist and executive whose work led to protections for Chesapeake Bay, died Nov. 27 at his home in Woodbridge, Va., of pancreatic cancer.

Davies joined the then-nascent environmental agency in 1972. For three decades he directed the water and science program and served as acting assistant administrator.

In 1982, he founded the agency’s Chesapeake Bay program in Annapolis, Md., and later that year, the agency published the definitive study on ways to reduce toxic chemicals threatening the estuary.

Davies led research at a laboratory he opened in Rhode Island in 1982 that included the effect of New York and New Jersey cities’ dumping of sewage sludge in coastal waters. He later took part in pacts to restrict such practices. He retired in 2001.