Expert Witness and Litigation
Expert Witness & Litigation
Peak’s expert staff includes geochemists, forensic scientists, geologists and hydrogeologists who collectively have over 75 years of experience assisting clients with environmental litigations. Clients include law firms, insurance carriers, industrial and commercial entities, as well as residential property owners of contaminated sites. Peak provides specialty services such as determining the origin and discharge period (“dating”) of a range of soil and groundwater contaminants that include free phase petroleum (heating oil, gasoline, and PCB-containing dielectric fluid), non-chlorinated dissolved phase compounds and chlorinated solvents (DNAPL) and contaminant source discrimination (e.g., DAP, select metals). Peak’s Expert Witness and Litigation Support services include:
- Determining whether a discharge occurred within the period of insurance coverage
- Assessing whether a contaminant was released prior to or after a property transaction
- Discerning source origins when two or more similar contaminants are present
- Evaluating whether a contaminant plume originates from off-site
- Confirming or refuting whether a historic petroleum delivery impacted the subsurface
- Providing alternate remedial approaches to previously remediated sites to support cost recovery
- Technical assessment of employed remedial strategies, and
- Establishing whether changes in land use (i.e., detention basin construction) have altered groundwater elevation or flow direction and impacted subsurface structures.
On Earth Day 2022, CIANJ selected Peak Environmental for an environmental leadership award. As an environmental company, our staff has consistently participated in community events that promote sustainability and environmental protection. Our commitment to these...
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Financial assistance to perform remediation of contaminated and/or underutilized properties is currently available to eligible municipalities, non-profits, and private companies through the Hazardous Discharge Site Remediation Fund (HDSRF). The grants and loans...