Geoforensics - Providing experienced expert assistance to solve problems in: groundwater, surface water, soilGeoforensics - Providing experienced expert assistance to solve problems in: groundwater, surface water, soil
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Negotioation & Compliance
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Insurance Investigations
Studies, Strategies & Transactions
Technical Assistance & Oversight
Law Enforcement / Regulatory Agencies
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Studies, Strategies and Property Transactions

We prepare geologic and hydrogeologic study plans and studies as required by state or federal regulatory agencies. Our project plans and studies adhere to the client's time and financial constraints. At the same time, however, we recognize the importance of providing accurate, thorough, and concise information to the regulating authority in order to avoid bureaucratic delays, such as "red tape", changing requirements, and regulatory indecision. Our geologic and hydrogeologic knowledge coupled with our knowledge of the regulatory system saves you time and money.

Additionally, we will work with you and your lending institution to provide the required environmental evaluation for property transactions, or re-financing.

GeoForensics, Inc. provides the following types of regulatory plans and studies:

  • Risk-based strategies to evaluate environmental problems and minimize costs
  • Strategies to mitigate wetlands and move projects to completion
  • Remedial investigations to define the nature and extent of environmental problems
  • Feasibility studies to compare alternative solutions
  • Remedial action plans to solve the problem cost effectively
  • Hydrogeologic studies to determine the fate and transport of chemicals in the environment
  • Environmental assessments for property transactions (See Property Transaction Section)

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Property Transactions

Purchasing and selling property involves both a financial and a regulatory concern. Appropriate inquiry and evaluation help reduce each of these concerns through the following types of documentation:
  • Pre-Sale and Post-Sale Evaluation for liability protection
    Even when not required, it is wise to collect environmental data on a property, both when you purchase the property and when you sell it; this will document the property's condition for future environmental defense or environmental cost recovery.
  • Phase I, II and III Environmental Assessments for appropriate inquiry.  Lenders require an environmental evaluation of property before approving a loan to assure the integrity of their loan and the property.

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Cost Allocation Strategies
When projects involve multiple responsible parties with mixed wastes, determining how the cost of investigation and cleanup will be allocated is difficult and a source of intense disagreement. GeoForensics, Inc. has developed scientifically based, site-specific formulas to allocate costs among parties addressing an environmental problem.


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