Foley & Mansfield represents public and private sector companies nationwide in responding to major toxic releases and industrial accidents, many having potentially adverse environmental consequences. We have extensive experience with waste management, groundwater pollution, and chemical, refinery and industrial plant explosions.
In addition to legal experience, we have attorneys with environmental backgrounds and experience, and relationships with industry-leading engineers and scientists with significant expertise in environmental, pollution and hazardous materials. We also utilize professionals certified in the Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard (HAZWOPER), which allows them access to hazardous material loss scenes.
An immediate response is often the key to minimizing losses and exposure, and maximizing subrogation recovery. Our attorneys have managed numerous industrial and complex major losses and can be on the scene of an accident within hours. We will secure the loss scene from further destruction and cross-contamination to protect your interests.
At the scene, we immediately focus on the cause of the loss and who might be responsible–utilizing our relationships with federal and state agencies, such as: the Chemical Safety Board (CSB), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Coast Guard.
We also work closely with prequalified air monitoring and modeling consultants to determine the steps necessary to isolate the scene and minimize business interruption. Our rapid response facilitates scene integrity, evidence preservation and cost savings.
Our environmental and pollution attorneys assist clients in the following areas:
- Poisonous gases
- Chemical exposure
- Fracking solvents and proppants
- Fuel spills
- Storm water failure
- Septic system failure
- Vapor release
- Industrial fires and explosions
- Plume exposure