EEC Environmental (EEC) is routinely retained by attorneys to conduct scientific investigations to support compliance with environmental regulations and/or to support litigation and cost allocation. Often these investigations are high profile and involve media attention, and EEC is called upon to interact with media and community members. Our experienced senior management team will work with the legal team to identify existing data gaps and determine the advantages and potential pitfalls of data collection. Once an investigation strategy has been devised and agreed on by the legal and technical teams, EEC procures the necessary permits and access agreements and conducts field activities in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local protocols and procedures. Depending upon the complexity of the project, scientific investigations can range from the use of qualitative field screening methods to extremely precise collection and analysis of samples for the evaluation of isotopic properties.