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Wood-Treating Facility

Wood-Treating Facility

Farallon provided Expert Opinion, including an Expert Report and Rebuttal Report, for litigation associated with cost recovery for investigation and cleanup of sediments adjacent to a former wood-treating facility located on port property. The former operator was in litigation with a former customer to recover costs for the investigation and cleanup of over 50 acres of marine sediments contaminated with polyaromatic hydrocarbons, polychlorinated biphenyls, pentachlorophenol, and mercury. The source of the contamination was attributed to permitted discharges of wastewater and stormwater from the wood-treating facility and from urban runoff associated with stormwater discharge from the area.

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Farallon evaluated the technical data to identify potential sources of the contamination, and costs associated with the investigation and cleanup to determine an allocation of costs attributable to the former customer as a Potentially Responsible Party under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act “arranger” liability. The case was settled out of court.

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Cost Audits

As part of our cost auditing services, we assess the reasonableness and necessity of investigation and cleanup expenses. We also support categorization of costs as indemnity versus defense, estimate future costs to support forecasting...

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Remedial Investigation

Our team has successfully completed Remedial Investigations at numerous commercial, industrial, Brownfield, and agricultural properties to characterize the extent and magnitude of contamination to various media. These include impacts to...

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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...

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