Environment | Emerging Contaminants

Proven leaders and innovators in emerging contaminants for 25 years

Every year, there are new discoveries of man-made chemicals in the environment, leading to  government-led assessments of occurrence and risk to receptors. Many of these chemicals will become subject to regulations by U.S. EPA and state regulatory agencies. It is important for you to know when to address emerging contaminants on your project site as well as how to address them in the most efficient and cost-effective way. You don’t want to act too soon and spend unnecessarily, yet you need to be proactive to minimize future costs and liability. And sometimes – including for many of our clients responding to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) investigative orders – we know you need to act quickly. Over the years we’ve learned that each of our clients is at a different stage in addressing their emerging contaminants challenges – and we’re able to meet their needs regardless of the particular emerging contaminants that exist at their sites.

That’s because for nearly three decades Haley & Aldrich has been at the forefront of emerging contaminants – helping our clients manage them at the right time and in the right way for their business. We’re confident in our ability to do so not just because of our experience staying on top of – and even ahead of – regulatory changes, but also due to our knowledge of how similar chemicals behave in similar environmental conditions, as well as our expertise in risk assessments and deep involvement in technical research. This experience is the foundation of our ability to advise you on the best strategies to deal with emerging contaminants and also helps us find the right technical innovations so you can address emerging contaminants most efficiently. We are proud of the innovative solutions Haley & Aldrich staff have developed. For example, our engineers and chemists commercialized regenerative sorbent resins, which have become some of the most cost-effective water treatment technologies in the world for removing 1,4-dioxane and PFAS from water.

> Service Highlights

  • Due diligence and transactional services 
  • Risk assessment and risk communication 
  • Contaminated site investigation including high resolution site characterization (HRSC) 
  • Forensic evaluations and demonstrations of alternative sources of emerging contaminants 
  • Design and installation of ex situ water treatment systems 
  • In situ treatment systems 
  • Regulatory guidance on “re-emerging” contaminants 
  • Strategic consulting and litigation support