Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Compliance
Environmental Studies & Permitting
Natural & Cultural Resources
Uncertainty challenges your daily operations. Emerging contaminants can create a range of unsettling situations. We help address these uncertainties with insight into your operations. We develop a regulatory compliance strategy and apply proven and innovative remediation technologies.
Emerging contaminants, which have recently been identified as toxic and/or are the subject of new or increasingly stringent regulations, pose challenges to the industries that used them and the communities where they are identified. They can affect drinking water resources, cause environmental sites to be reopened and require operational modifications to reduce their future use.
Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a leading emerging contaminant of concern, along with 1,4-dioxane, microplastics and nanomaterials. While other emerging contaminants such as pharmaceuticals, endocrine disruptors and perchlorate are not receiving the same regulatory attention as PFAS, public concern or legal proceedings surrounding these substances may be just as concerning.
As new regulations are established, you need a partner who understands the regulatory and risk assessment framework affecting your industry, as well as the remediation technologies and strategies available to cost-effectively address your liability. Our professionals have decades of experience navigating previous emerging contaminants such as methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) and 1,4-dioxane. We have supported the U.S. Department of Defense, aircraft manufacturers, airports, refineries, chemical and industrial manufacturers, and municipalities. This has equipped us to support you in developing the appropriate strategy to address the emerging contaminant issues impacting your business. Our team also has extensive experience in site investigation, toxicology and risk assessment, remediation, water treatment and water supply systems.
We can help you navigate changes in a way that limits the impact to your mission or business. We bring you the right knowledge to help evaluate your operations and make informed decisions regarding how to respond to potential issues resulting from emerging contaminants. Our team is also helping shape the nation’s response to emerging contaminants through participation in industry trade organizations, regulatory coalitions and the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council.