Litigation of Groundwater Contamination
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Learn about the current issues and solutions surrounding groundwater contamination litigation.
Federal and state regulatory structures, strategies to prove liability for groundwater contamination, defending against groundwater contamination claims, legal trends and common law theories of liability will be the focus of this information. Learn about the latest court decisions in the country's largest groundwater contamination cases leading to the need for increased technical substantiation of the environmental claims. Groundwater contamination sites and groundwater water supply systems are complex and the manner in which they are managed are dependent on constantly changing technologies, regulations and water conditions. This material will navigate through groundwater transport issues and understanding the process required for incorporating groundwater migration/remediation concepts into your case/project.
Review cutting-edge legal issues and innovative solutions for those that may be responsible parties or looking to develop, defending a lawsuit/claim and complying with a regulatory directive. Learn methods required for analyzing the results of field investigations and how best to understand the regulatory implications of a site/chemical management strategy. Acquiring a better understanding of the proper concepts and latest technologies will have a direct impact on reaching your goals and negotiating based on the merits.
AuthorsJoe Odencrantz, Ph.D., P.E., Tri-S Environmental
Proving or Defending Against Groundwater Contamination Claims/Liability
• Source Determination and Vertical Migration Factors
• Evaluation of Plume Extent and Property Line Issues
• The Mass Flux Mixing Approach and Regulatory Considerations
Contaminant Transport Considerations
• Petroleum, Chlorinated Solvents, Fuel Additives and PFASs
• Unique Properties That Impact Migration/Remediation/Long-Term Impacts
• Remediation Technologies and Response Cost Estimation
Recent Groundwater Litigation and Trends
• Recent Developments in Decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court Against the EPA
• Increased Role of the Environmental Engineer in Litigation Support
• Advantages of Mediation/Arbitration/Cost Allocation (Sample Case)