- Second-opinion in environmental legal cases;
- Use of environmental forensic tools to trace the origin of a contamination and to divide responsibilities as regards to cross-contaminations.
When a contaminant is discharged in the environment it goes through a series of transformations that involve dispersion and the evolution of its state (volatilisation, solubilisation and degradation…). Geo-statistics and computer modeling can help establish a backdrop that will help understand the causes and the nature of the contamination (relative age, cross-contaminations…).
Specialized chemical analyses can also be used to have a better understanding of the situation and answer the questions at the center of the legal dispute.
The goal is always to foster out-of-court settlements by using objective data which amounts to saving costly charges incurred by legal disputes.