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Source Identification and Chemical Fingerprinting

Source Identification

Our source identification and fingerprinting team integrates scientific data, historical research, and advanced modeling and statistical tools to develop defensible scientific and legal conclusions about the source, age, and history of chemical pollutants released into the environment.

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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, sourcing, co-mingling, and other litigation-related issues. Our scientists and engineers are leaders in using these methods, along with in-depth research, to produce scientifically defensible outputs to assist attorneys, insurance companies, and industrial and commercial clients in better understanding their potential liability at upland or in water facilities.


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headshot of Clifford Schmitt Clifford T. Schmitt Principal Hydrogeologist

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

smiling-farallon-employee-with-bright-blue-shirt 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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