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National Contingency Plan Consistency & Cost Analyses

Entities pursuing or defending cost recovery claims under CERCLA and many state statutes must evaluate whether cost expenditures and remedial actions were performed consistent with National Contingency Plan (NCP) and state statutes and regulations. Our experts have provided cost recovery analysis and testimony for nearly 20 years at well over 100 sites, including major National Priority List sites and many significant state hazardous waste sites. Our work includes analyzing past response costs to determine their necessity, assessing whether costs were incurred consistent with NCP, evaluating the reasonableness of past response costs and adequacy of supporting documentation, analyzing potential future response actions and estimating their potential costs, and performing focused analyses that assess compliance with particular provisions of the NCP and state statutes and regulations. Along with providing analyses and testimony about past work, our experts advise clients on ongoing site investigation and cleanup actions to ensure that work is performed consistent with NCP and state requirements.