Clarity and solutions for a dynamic landscape of modern environmental challenges
Woodard & Curran’s multidisciplinary Emerging Contaminants Practice provides insight, advocacy, and remedies to public and private clients affected by emerging contaminants. Our team amplifies technology and innovation as a critical component of those solutions by focusing on innovator relationships and early adoption of emerging technologies for the detection, destruction, sequestration, and insightful data analysis of emerging contaminants.
Our experts embody the technical depth and breadth of experience to help you navigate the myriad issues surrounding PFAS and other emerging contaminants. Woodard & Curran crafts endgame-oriented regulatory, remedial, and risk management solutions for stakeholders who are challenged with tackling them.
The clients we serve span diverse market sectors, including municipal water and wastewater, industrial and chemical manufacturing, aviation, food and beverage suppliers, property sellers or buyers, and waste management, among others. We partner with them through every step of the process in this pipeline from source assessment and treatment solutions to public relations, risk communication, and education.
Our team continues to develop and implement innovative approaches to address emerging contaminants. We determine source attribution through enhanced analytical techniques and build informed Conceptual Site Models, a key step of understanding your potential liabilities and options in the evolving emerging contaminants arena. A sound Conceptual Site Model is based on strategic collection of data and information, and an informed understanding of potential migration and exposure pathways to people or ecological receptors.
To advance our understanding of the processes contributing to background levels of PFAS, Woodard & Curran employees across Massachusetts collected rainwater samples and coordinated laboratory testing for PFAS concentrations. The results illuminate the processes of uptake and partitioning of PFAS into the atmosphere and subsequent return to the earth as rainfall.
We advanced the science of PFAS by conducting a self-funded study of background concentrations of PFAS in surface soils. We collected and tested 100 shallow soil samples from undeveloped areas across Massachusetts. The resulting data better informs the background occurrence of PFAS in soil, helping stakeholders identify and address direct sources of PFAS contamination.