Environmental is a major source of risk for the manufacturing industry given the financial materiality and diverse source of environmental risks that can result in losses. Manufacturing, in its different forms and by its very nature, is no stranger to environmental contamination. Despite excellent environmental compliance in recent years, the manufacturing industry is still subject to a frequent and often dramatic environmental losses that can negatively impact an organization’s’ capital position relative to its risk retention strategy.

What Are the Contaminants?

Many historical manufacturing operations with degreasing and metal finishing used chlorinated solvents and heavy metals like TCE and Chromium, which may have migrated into the soil and groundwater.

When Do You Need to Address Environmental Contamination?

The need to address environmental contamination may be associated with bank refinancing, a property transaction, a regulatory action or the desire to not burden the family with environmental liabilities.

Manufacturing Services

We specialize in not only fixing environmental problems, but in locating and leveraging the funding necessary to clean up contamination through our division, PolicyFind.

We have successfully used our client’s historical comprehensive general liability (CGL) insurance policies, to pay for site investigation and cleanups, and the legal fees at hundreds of sites.

EnviroForensics provides solutions that are tailored to a client’s individual facts and circumstances, and we pride ourselves in ensuring our clients are taken care of with the highest degree of science and professionalism by turning environmental liabilities into assets.®

Find out how we might be able to help you by calling 866-888-7911 for a confidential evaluation.

Learn more about Manufacturing Contaminants

What is Trichloroethylene (TCE)?

The good intentions of scientists who developed trichloroethylene (TCE) or perchloroethylene (PCE), also known as PERC,  in the early part of the 20th century to remove grease from textiles and metals led to one of the industry’s largest environmental remediation challenges. PCE and TCE are volatile man-made chlorinated solvents: popular in industries as diverse as dry cleaning, food processing, furniture making, engine manufacturing, auto and jet maintenance, printing, and electronics.

What is Chromium?

Chromium is all around us in useful products such as paint, cement, paper, rubber and stainless steel, so it’s unlikely we could get along without it. But chromium’s potential to cause serious damage to kidneys, lungs, the circulatory system and nerve tissue demands that manufacturers and utility companies — two common large-scale industrial sectors that use chromium — employ skilled environmental remediation engineers to assess risks and design effective contamination reduction  programs.



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R. Scott Powell, PE
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