Environmental Forensics

ANSWERING QUESTIONS,  SOLVING PROBLEMS

“WHOSE PLUME IS THIS?”

The answer may determine the allocation of millions of dollars in litigation or insurance settlements. With that much money on the line, it is important to have a clear understanding of the existing data. Our Groundwater Plume Analytics® tools take simple or complex data sets and process them into meaningful and easy-to-understand graphical data outputs (i.e. analytics). These scientifically defensible outputs greatly assist attorneys, insurance companies, and industrial clients in better understanding their potential liability. 

EarthCon’s Environmental Forensics team is well-equipped to answer the difficult questions when it comes to plume behavior, sourcing, co-mingling, age of release determinations, and other litigation-related questions.  Our experts have access to innovative Environmental Forensics tools such as the Ricker Method® Plume stability Analysis, which evaluates whether a groundwater plume is growing, shrinking or moving offsite; the Ricker Method® Transect Analysis, which is a new way to assess how much contamination may be moving off site; the Ricker Method® Spatial-Change Indicator™ (Pat. Pend.) which is a powerful tool used to identify areas of potential sourcing, evaluate plume migration, evaluate remedial system performance, provide evidence of attenuation, and may other powerful interpretations of plume behavior; and the Ricker Method® Molar Ratio Analysis which helps determine age of releases, number of releases, evidence of co-mingling or multiple sourcing, contaminant flow, attenuation rates and much more. 

Our Environmental Forensics experts are available to assist you in your litigation or cost-recovery needs.

  • Litigation Support/Strategy

  • Mediation

  • Third Party Peer-Review

  • Cost Recovery

  • Conceptual Site Models

  • Presentations

  • Public Meeting Support

  • Cost-Recovery Assistance

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