Property Contamination


Davis Malm's environmental law attorneys are among the most qualified and experienced in the state as to issues raised by environmental contamination. We are well versed in all areas of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA); the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA); as well as the many other federal and state environmental statutes and regulations. We keep abreast of new policy and regulatory developments, and counsel our clients on such changes on an ongoing basis. We provide our clients not only compliance counseling on contamination issues, but also representation in enforcement claims and complex and sophisticated contamination and other liability litigation.

Representative Matters

  • Represented a Fortune 100 company in several Region I Superfund sites in Massachusetts, including Charles George, Palmer, and the Solvents Recovery Service of New England (SRSNE), in which the company was a potentially responsible party (PRP).
  • Represented a condominium association in connection with historic contamination discovered in the condominium's common area.
  • Represented several property owners in cost-recovery claims for remedial expenses incurred as a result of contamination by abutters.
  • Advised purchasers and lenders regarding the purchase of contaminated property.
  • Represented a homeowner in connection with the historic disposal of incinerator ash on the client's house lot by the municipality.