Complimentary Article: Approaches to Reduce Conflict When Insuring the Environmental Cleanup of Closed Military Bases Intended for Redevelopment
By Jack Baumann, Dale H. Oliver, Lydia Dorrance, Ph.D., and Adam Love, Ph.D.
Base Realignment and Closure (“BRAC”) of military bases has occurred in waves over the last few decades. Many of these properties were operational through World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam conflict, and into the modern Cold War. As part of the United States military’s transfer of these properties to the local municipalities, which includes significant funds to clean up remaining chemicals of concern, contract terms of the transfer typically require insurance policies that have the intention of mitigating the risk of additional future cleanup costs.
This paper discusses some of the recent lessons learned regarding (1) the terms of the initial cleanup transfer agreement, (2) efforts for project scoping/set-up, and (3) subsequent implementation dynamics of the relationships between the US Military, local municipality, redeveloper, and environmental contractor.
We have a limited number of complimentary copies of this article, published in the Environmental Claims Journal and coauthored by Roux’s Lydia Dorrance, Ph.D. and Adam Love, Ph.D. To request a complimentary copy, please click on the button below:
What You Should Know About Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) for Environmental Claims
Lydia R. Dorrance, Ph.D. and Adam Love, Ph.D.
Roux’s Lydia Dorrance, Ph.D., Senior Scientist and Adam Love, Ph.D., Vice President coauthored an article published in the Environmental Claims Journal regarding the latest developments on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). PFAS are a broad class of surfactant-like chemicals that are characterized by their many carbon-fluorine bonds.
Since the 1950s, PFAS have been widely used in numerous and varied products with industrial and commercial applications. However, concerns regarding potentially adverse human health and ecological impacts from exposure to PFAS chemicals have resulted in increased regulatory attention and lawsuits alleging bodily injury and/or property damage.
This article outlines what you should know about PFAS for environmental claims, including PFAS characteristics and uses, sampling and analysis, forensics, and more. Please click on the button below to request a complimentary copy.
Defending Lead Cases: Strategies and Tactics for a Trending Toxic Tort
Wednesday, October 25th • 1:00pm – 2:30pm (Central) • Hosted by DRI
Please join DRI’s Toxic Tort & Environmental Law Committee for an informative webinar featuring Susan E. Smith, Partner at Goldberg Segalla; James B. Slaughter of Beveridge & Diamond; Patrick T. Connor, Technical Director at CONNOR; and Marc Scarcella and Adam Love, Ph.D. of Roux Associates. Personal injury claims from lead exposure involve very serious allegations of permanent brain injuries to children with huge damage claims. Fueled by the Flint, Michigan crisis, lead lawsuits are rapidly expanding from lead paint claims to alleged lead exposure from drinking water, groundwater, soil, and airborne media. This presentation will highlight the leading cases, and current exposure and causation theories. The panel of experienced lead defense trial lawyers and experts will explain the legal and scientific defenses to lead claims and damages. They will also review the complex web of statutes and regulations governing lead and how clients can limit their risk of lead claims.
Take an inside look at our upcoming events, webinars, and new employees.
Roux ICSC Exhibits
New England Conference & Deal Making
Tuesday, July 18th – Boston, MA
PA/NJ/DE Conference & Deal Making
Monday, September 11th – Atlantic City, NJ
Chicago Deal Making
Wednesday, September 27th – Chicago, IL
Western Conference & Deal Making
Monday, October 2nd – Los Angeles, CA
Be Prepared! What you need to know about the current status of PFAS
Tuesday, July 18th – 2:30pm (EST)
Presented by Roux’s Seth Kellogg and Adam Love, Ph.D. and Greenberg Traurig LLP’s Steve Russo and Frank Citera
Environmental Cost Recovery Actions – Keys to Success and Pitfalls to Avoid
Wednesday, August 2nd – 2:00pm
Presented by Roux’s Daniel Sullivan and Goldberg Segalla LLP’s John Parker and George Buermann
Approaches for Assessing Nitrate Impacts to Groundwater
Thursday, August 31st – 2:00pm
Presented by Roux’s Walt McNab – Registration link to follow
Who’s New at Roux?
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Aaron Sappenfield as a Senior Geologist in Roux’s Long Beach, California office. Dr. Sappenfield is a California-licensed Professional Geologist with extensive research and consulting experience. As a research scientist, Dr. Sappenfield has applied advanced field- and lab-based methods for geological characterization shown to be instrumental in developing high-resolution, cost-effective conceptual models describing subsurface conditions. As a consultant, Dr. Sappenfield has gained extensive project management experience, having coordinated, managed, and provided strategic advisement for hydrogeological, compliance monitoring, remedial design, and geotechnical projects nationwide.
We are extremely pleased to have Dr. Sappenfield and are looking forward to applying his diverse technical background in several of our core practice areas. Please join us in welcoming him to Roux!
Be Prepared! What you need to know about the current status of PFAS
Tuesday, July 18th • 2:30pm (EST) • Presented by Roux Associates and Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Please join Roux Associates and Greenberg Traurig, LLP for a complimentary webinar. Frank Citera and Steve Russo, members of Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s environmental practice group, will join Seth Kellogg and Adam Love, Ph.D. from Roux Associates, to discuss the current status of PFAS regulation and litigation. Utilizing the alleged PFOA contamination in drinking water in Hoosick Falls, New York as a case study, Messrs. Citera and Russo will explore PFOA and PFOS state regulatory action, formal rulemaking, and the current status of pending litigation, including claims for medical monitoring. Ms. Kellogg and Dr. Love will provide insight into some of the most important technical elements to be aware of related to investigation, remediation, and forensics.
Please join Roux Associates and Douglas J. Swanson, President, CEO, and Conference Co-Chair on June 20th at Perrin Conferences’ 2017 Environmental Risk & Litigation Conference at The Westin New York at Times Square.
This one-day conference hosts speakers and panel discussions featuring leading industry experts, in-house counsel, insurance company executives, and plaintiff and defense attorneys. Roux Associates’ Adam Love, Ph.D., Vice President, will present on Perfluorinated Chemicals – The Science and Law Behind PFOA, containing an examination of the science behind the alleged personal-injury claims and environmental risk, emerging issues, and more. In addition, Sin Senh, Vice President, will be on a panel entitled Update on Coverage Rulings and Risks, covering CERCLA and RCRA case updates, NRD and Brownfield claims and risks, and legacy risks.
For event information and registration, click here. We look forward to seeing you!
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Perrin Conferences sets the standard in the professional education industry as the place to learn, network, and conduct business. These conferences provide acclaimed, neutral forums showcasing thought leaders from all perspectives in U.S. litigation including lawyers, experts, in-house counsel, insurance professionals, consultants, and jurists to educate, advocate, debate and advance discourse, collegiality, communication