Insurance Support

  • Portland Harbor Superfund Site

    Insurance Carrier; Oregon

    Roux Associates was retained as a technical expert regarding environmental damages resulting from historical and ongoing operations at over 70 properties within a Superfund site along the Lower Willamette River in Portland, Oregon. For this project, Roux has evaluated millions of dollars in technical defense costs in support of the claim analysis.

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  • Cost Evaluation & Apportionment

    National Insurance Carrier; Washington

    Roux Associates is assisting a national insurance carrier by conducting an evaluation of environmental costs and liabilities at the Port of Seattle's historic Terminal 91 and Smith Cove. Our efforts have included review of past environmental response costs, identification of Responsible Parties from the Terminal's 120 years of operation, and allocation of investigation and remediation costs amongst the responsible parties.

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  • Oil Pipeline Release

    International Carriers; Michigan

    The Enbridge Energy Pipeline release in 2010 discharged approximately 819,000 gallons of crude oil into a wetland and the Kalamazoo River. Roux personnel were on-site within days to investigate the cause of the release. This was the largest inland oil spill in US history with response costs exceeding $1 billion. Roux analyzed and categorized costs for insurance claim evaluations.

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  • Former Manufactured Gas Plants

    Insurance Carriers; Multiple Locations

    Roux Associates has evaluated incurred costs, future costs and planned activities for investigation and remediation at over 1,000 former manufactured gas plant (MGP) sites nationwide. We have assessed the timing and extent of contamination of soil, sediment, groundwater and DNAPL. Roux’s efforts helped resolve of billions of dollars of past and future liabilities.

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  • PCB Deposition in Rivers

    Electric Mutual Liability; Multiple Locations

    Roux Associates was retained as an expert witness regarding the timing of PCB deposition in the Hudson and Housatonic Rivers. Much of the timing analysis for the two rivers was based on Cesium-137 data collected by USEPA, historic aerial photos, sediment cores and recent dredging data. The case settled after submission of Roux’s expert reports.

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  • RCRA Wood Treating Plant

    Insurance Carrier; Alabama

    Roux Associates was retained as a technical expert to review a $76MM claim for environmental remediation of former lagoons, soil, groundwater and surface water at a wood treating facility in Alabama. Roux Associates reviewed the data for the site and concluded that approximately $70 MM of the claim was attributed to owned land and the cost of doing business (specifically, the lagoon closure and remediation). The client settled the claim for significantly less than the original $76 MM amount.

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