Monday, March 22 – Thursday, March 25 This year marks 30th annual gathering of environmental professionals for the Conference on Soil, Water, Energy, and Air hosted by the Association for Environmental Health and Sciences Foundation (AEHS). This annual conference has helped bring the environmental science community closer together by providing a forum to facilitate the exchange of information of technological advances, new scientific achievements, and the effectiveness of standing environmental regulation programs. This year, it will be held in a virtual setting.
On Thursday, March 25 at 10am PST, Roux’s Bjorn Wespestad, P.E. and Adam Love, Ph.D. will present on Dry Cleaner Releases and Forensic Considerations as part of a session on Environmental Forensics. Dry cleaner cleanups continue to be a significant source of environmental liability resulting from decades of operations. Given the number of historical dry-cleaning operations throughout the United States that have not yet been investigated, it is reasonable to expect environmental cleanups to continue and to be required for a long time into the future.
While assessing the extent and magnitude of solvent contamination is a normal part of any remedial investigation, there are other forensic information and data collection considerations for ensuring the cleanup liability is equitably divided. While each site is different and requires site-specific evaluation, consideration of the information needed to support an overall framework for forensic evaluations during the site investigation phase may be advantageous, as some possible forensic efforts are above what a typical remedial investigation would include.
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