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Nitrates In Groundwater: A Persistent Nationwide Problem

Nitrates In Groundwater: A Persistent Nationwide Problem
By LEA Environmental, Inc. on May 20, 2013 at 08:46 AM in Environmental Issues

One of the great accomplishments of the environmental movement in the US has been to secure clean drinking water for the vast majority of Americans and to protect the waterways and aquifers that serve as sources of clean drinking water. In fact, The Clean Water Act of 1972 and The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) of 1974 are considered two of a handful of federal laws that ushered in the modern era of environmental protection. Considering all the progress that has been made, it is easy to forget that the work of the SDWA is not done. It is not just third-world problem: many folks right here in the U.S. still lack access to safe drinking water.


Dr. Everett to Speak on Vapor Intrusion at Environmental Law Seminar

By LEA Environmental, Inc. on May 14, 2013 at 02:41 PM in LEA Announcements

Lorne Everett will give a presentation on vapor intrusion and subsurface contamination from dry cleaners at the Spring conference of the County Counsel�s Association of California in San Diego on May 17, 2013.


Dr. Lorne Everett to Chair Panel on Pollution at the Planetary Emergencies Meetings of the World Federation of Scientists in Erice, Italy

By LEA Environmental, Inc. on May 07, 2013 at 09:56 AM in LEA Announcements

For the past 25 years, Dr. Lorne Everett has been invited by the President of the World Federation of Scientists at CERN Switzerland (home of the Large Hadron Collider) to participate in Planetary Emergency meetings held in Erice, Italy. Dr. Everett chairs the World Federation of Scientists Panel on Pollution.


Jim Wells on Faculty of Environmental Litigation Conference

By LEA Environmental, Inc. on Apr 30, 2013 at 09:47 AM in LEA Announcements, Environmental Litigation

Jim Wells, Phd, PG of L. Everett & Associates has been invited to serve on the faculty of the 38th Annual American Law Institute Environmental Litigation Seminar in Washington D.C. on June 12-14, 2013 and to speak on the topic of environmental forensics. This advanced CLE seminar is designed to assist attorneys in mastering litigation skills needed to handle CERCLA, NEPA, citizen suits, and other types of environmental litigation.


New Report on Environmental Decision Making under Uncertainty

By LEA Environmental, Inc. on Apr 19, 2013 at 06:02 PM in Environmental Issues

L. Everett & Associates recognizes the importance of understanding and assessing uncertainty associated with the various sources of information and data that has to be considered in each case or project.


U of California Study Highlights Environmental Risks from Fracking

By LEA Environmental, Inc. on Apr 12, 2013 at 10:17 AM in Environmental Issues

L. Everett & Associates is very active addressing the environmental aspects of hydraulic fracturing or "fracking".


Regulating Exposure to Toxic Chemicals

By LEA Environmental, Inc. on Apr 06, 2013 at 09:06 AM in Environmental Issues

One of the dilemmas of environmental regulation is that EPA stipulates permissible levels for inadvertent exposure to certain toxic chemicals (such as from vapor intrusion from subsurface contamination) but OSHA allows much higher levels of exposure of the same chemicals for purposeful exposure in an occupational setting.


Vapor Intrusion Paper Co-authored by Dr. Everett

By LEA Environmental, Inc. on Jan 30, 2013 at 09:06 AM in Environmental Issues

This paper coauthered by Lorne Everett, Mark Kram and Peter Morris is generating lots of conversation about temporal variability of the processes that cause vapor intrusion.


Soil Vapor/Vapor Intrusion Conference in Jacksonville chaired by Lorne Everett

By Everett & Associates on Dec 10, 2012 at 03:19 PM in LEA Announcements

We are looking forward to the Symposium on Continuous Soil Gas Measurements: Worst Case Risk Parameters sponsored by ASTM International in January 2013. This symposium, chaired by our own Lorne Everett, will focus on newly developed capabilities for continuous soil gas monitoring of volatile contaminants for vapor intrusion investigations.


Thoughts on Daubert and Expert Testimony

By Everett & Associates on Oct 24, 2012 at 12:27 PM in Environmental Issues

In the post-Daubert legal system, the need for reliable expert testimony in civil trials has taken great prominence. Couple this need to the increasing technical complexity of modern life (thus the parallel increase in complexity of issues tackled by the courts) and it is easy to appreciate the growing demand for experts who understand the legal framework, have impeccable credentials, and who can clearly communicate the significance of technical findings to attorneys, clients, and the trier of fact.


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