Companies are often in the situation of needing to resolve environmental insurance cost recovery claims.Gradient has expertise in evaluating the historical evolution of waste management practices, and an understanding of the environmental science, toxicology and regulations that are required to unravel the key issue of whether damages caused by historical activities or events were either expected or intended vs. accidental or sudden. We also have experience evaluating release timing in the context of insurance cost recovery claims.
What We Do
We have experience with the research and forensic reconstruction of historical operations and release events for a wide range of industry sectors, from rocket testing to power or manufacturing plants to mining sites.
Design chemical testing programs and oversee data collection to help assess potential liability
Assess release timing, continuity, and progression of chemical contamination
Model chemical transport in water, air, soil, or sediment
Interpret historical data using statistical methods and by evaluating against data quality standards
Evaluate standard of care pertaining to waste practices
Evaluate waste practices and toxicological state of knowledge