Toxic Tort and Environmental Research
Taylor Research Group are experts in researching historical environmental problems at industrial sites, wastewater treatment plants and Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTWs), manufactured gas plants (MGPs) and military facilities throughout the United States. Our work in this area includes identifying and completing historical environmental research on other potentially responsible parties (PRPs), determining the extent of government involvement at industrial sites, capturing and synthesizing volumetric information, researching and understanding operations and activities at a site, investigating what regulatory actions were taken by federal, state or local agencies at a specific property, and completing environmental site histories. Taylor Research Group assists law firms and corporations with research to identify the source(s) of contamination at former industrial sites, military bases or sites, public utilities or other properties, waterways, or otherwise that have been contaminated by polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) or other toxic chemicals.
POTENTIALLY RESPONSIBLE PARTIES (PRPS) / FEDERAL GOVERNMENT INVOLVEMENT
Our environmental researchers are experienced in unearthing federal records at the National Archives and other repositories around the country for environmental liability cases involving the military and other branches of the federal government. In addition, we have engaged in federal, state and local records reviews on behalf of clients who are interested in identifying other potentially responsible parties that may have contributed to environmental problems and can be brought into the clean-up effort. Taylor Research Group has also performed environmental research for clients who wish to determine whether or not the federal government has liability at a contaminated property as an “owner” of the site or the hazardous substances, as an “operator” having “substantial or actual control” over various aspects of the production process, or as an “arranger” for the disposal of hazardous substances either on- or off-site.
TOXIC TORT RESEARCH
Taylor Research Group research experience with toxic tort matters ranges in scope from small individual asbestos cases to mass toxic tort litigation. Our staff has handled issues arising under federal and state environmental laws, including CERCLA and administrative proceedings. In addition to completing research for toxic tort matters emanating from personal injury issues, our staff has experience in researching theories for trespass and nuisance claims. As a result, we have dealt in all types of toxic tort and environmental litigation research involving trichloroethylene (TCE), carbon tetrachloride, chlorinated solvents, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), volatile organic compounds (VOCs), perchlorates, hydrazine, metyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE), lead, beryllium, chromium, benzene, mercury, dioxin, nuclear materials, phenols, dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane (DDT) and other pesticides.
Please contact us with your questions regarding our toxic tort and environmental research services.