AquAeTer is often retained to provide environmental forensics, litigation support, and expert witness testimony.
Typically these cases involve a dispute concerning an industry’s environmental permit, the technology the industry is using (Standard of Care issues), and the source(s) of environmental contamination and the periods during which releases to the environment occurred (contaminant release dating). AquAeTerperforms site visits, document reviews, data analysis and interpretation (e.g., aerial photographs, chemical fingerprinting), data collection including air, soils, surface water, groundwater and sediments, and utilizes mathematical models to evaluate the fate and transport of key chemical constituents in the environment. We also utilize forensic chemistry to determine the transformations that chemicals have undergone in the environment over time. AquAeTer professionals also provide expert and/or factual testimony in jury trials, before hearing judges, and in arbitrations.