Taylor & Hammel LLC are experts in researching historical environmental problems at industrial sites, manufactured gas plants (MGPs) and military facilities throughout the United States. Our work in this area includes identifying and completing research on other potentially responsible parties (PRPs), determining the extent of government involvement at industrial sites, capturing and synthesizing volumetric information, and completing environmental site histories.
Potentially Responsible Parties (PRPs) / Federal Government Involvement:
Our researchers are experienced in unearthing federal records at the National Archives and other repositories around the country for environmental 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.
Toxic Tort Research:
Taylor & Hammel LLC's research experience with toxic tort matters ranges in scope from small individual asbestos cases (see “Asbestos Research”) to mass 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.