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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:

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Complimentary Article: What You Should Know About PFAS for Environmental Claims

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.