Metal Plating Forensic Investigation

steelJohnson Wright performed a remediation engineering evaluation and forensic investigation of a former metal plating operation in Southern California. The property owners had submitted a claim for over $3 million from their insurance company for past and future environmental costs associated with investigating and remediating the site. Johnson Wright reviewed the technical information concerning the site and interviewed regulatory personnel. Using this information, Johnson Wright developed a site-specific future cost model to evaluate the potential future costs associated with the site. Johnson Wright also designed and coordinated an investigation program to collect site-specific data to refute the owners’ claims that the release at the site was sudden and accidental. Using Johnson Wright’s work, the insurance company was able to negotiate a favorable settlement.