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Mediation and Litigation Support

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Our team of experts provides technical support to clients and their legal counsel for a wide range of environmental mediation and litigation matters, including groundwater fate and transport, cleanup cost appropriateness, Potentially Responsible Party allocation, and timing and release mechanisms. Our support services include analyzing historical sites, submitting declarations of facts, preparing depositions, and developing technical strategies for environmental litigation.

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We also prepare Technical Briefs, Expert Reports, and Rebuttal Reports, and provide expert opinion, rebuttal opinion, expert witness testimony, and testimony as a witness of fact for mediation and litigation. In addition, we recover costs for private parties for environmental investigation and cleanup, and develop allocation programs for sites with multiple Potentially Responsible Parties.

Expertise

Proficiencies

Contaminant Fate and Transport Evaluation and Modeling

Our team of experts reviews and evaluates spatial and temporal environmental data to understand the movement of contaminants in the environment. We evaluate complex data sets using two- and three-dimensional models and simple charts,...

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Cost Allocation and Recovery Support

With our team of experts drawn from scientific, engineering, and legal backgrounds, we integrate fact-finding with forensic science to unravel even the most complex operational histories and discharge histories at sites involving...

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Historical Reconstruction

We evaluate historical facts, events, and data to prepare a historical timeline of events to explain the here and now. Our team of experts routinely evaluates past events and data to understand trends and likely future events on complex...

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Source Identification and Chemical Fingerprinting

Our forensic methods include reconstruction of operational histories; chemical fingerprinting; and advanced statistical, hydrogeologic, and fate and transport modeling. These methods are invaluable when evaluating plume behavior,...

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Projects

Project Experience

Dry Cleaning Facility

Dry Cleaning Facility

Farallon provided technical services in support of litigation involving a site contaminated with PCE...

Aluminum Reduction Plant

Aluminum Reduction Plant

Farallon currently is providing Expert Opinion and technical support for litigation associated with...

Pipeline Closure Cost-Sharing Evaluation

Pipeline Closure Cost-Sharing Evaluation

The pipeline removal, closure, and rerouting activities were required by the Alaska Department of...

Mediation Support for Cleanup Litigation

Mediation Support for Cleanup Litigation

A beautiful California lake has been the subject of water quality complaints for more than a decade....

Former Service Station

Former Service Station

Farallon provided technical support for litigation against the remediation contractor for the initial...

Former Wood-Treating Facility

Former Wood-Treating Facility

Farallon provided Expert Opinion including an Expert Report and Rebuttal Report for litigation...

Wood Waste In Sediments

Wood Waste In Sediments

Farallon provided technical support for insurance company attorneys during settlement negotiations for...

Uranium Mine Litigation

Uranium Mine Litigation

Farallon provided technical support as a consulting expert and a testifying expert for litigation in...

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Meet Our Team

headshot of Matt Nusenow Matt Nusenow Principal Engineer, Irvine Office Manager

Matt has more than 30 years of experience in construction and remediation projects for industrial and government clients. He has expertise in the characterization, evaluation, selection, design, and...

headshot of Peter Jewett Peter D. Jewett Principal Engineering Geologist, Cofounder

Peter is one of the original founders of Farallon Consulting and a licensed Geologist and Engineering Geologist in Washington State. He is an industry leader with over 35 years of experience in: managing complex...

headshot of Clifford Schmitt Clifford T. Schmitt Principal Hydrogeologist, Cofounder

Cliff is a licensed geologist and hydrogeologist in Washington and California. He has 35 years of experience in investigation and cleanup project management

headshot of J. Riley Conkin J. Riley Conkin Principal Geologist

Riley is a licensed geologist and licensed hydrogeologist in Washington with more than 25 years of experience in contaminant hydrogeology and cleanup. His expertise includes investigation and delineation of...

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