Site Investigation & Characterization
- Industrial and Commercial Sites with Large Chemical Releases
- Superfund Sites
- State Lead Sites
Remediation Technology Performance Evaluations
- Dense and Light Non-Aqueous Phase Liquids (DNAPLs, LNAPLs)
- Chlorinated Solvent and Petroleum Hydrocarbon Plumes
- Chemical Fate and Transport
- Verification of numerical model results
- Conceptual Model Development
- Technical User Guide Development
Third-Party Technical Evaluations and Oversight
Environmental Research Support
- High Value Cases (Up to $5 Billion to Date)
- Natural Resource Damages
- Personal Injury
- Insurance Cost Recovery
- Cost Allocation
- Business Relationships (Created $250M in new opportunities)
- Field Operations
- Environmental Damage Settlements
- Surface Reclamation Plans
- Livestock and Crop Loss Settlements
Due Diligence for Acquisitions & Divestitures
- Real Estate Transactions
- Oil and Gas Production
Environmental Education & Seminar Development
Water Resource Protection & Management
- Wholistic Approach
- Multi-jurisdictional drainage basins, including Tribal land
Petroleum Land Management
- Dispute resolution for environmental, working & royalty interest, and field operation disputes
- Negotiation of Environmental and Asset Damage Settlements, Drilling Deals, and Leases
- Acquisitions & Divestitures of Producing Properties
Publications and Presentations
Lane, V.A. 2008. “Field evidence for abiotic degradation of trichloroethylene in a fractured, surficial aquitard.” American Academy of Forensic Sciences 60th Anniversary Meeting. Washington D.C. February.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 2007. Synthesis report on five dense, non-aqueous phase liquid (DNAPL) remediation projects. National Risk Management Research Laboratory. Cincinnati, Ohio. May. EPA/600/R-07/066. http://www.epa.gov/nrmrl/pubs/600r07066/600r07066.pdf
Lane, V.A. and J. S. Smith. 2007. Fact or fiction: the source of perchloroethylene contamination in groundwater is a manufacturing impurity in chlorinated solvents. The 23rd Annual International Conference On Soils, Sediments and Water. October 15 – 18. Amherst, Massachusetts.
Lane, V.A. 2007. Field evidence for abiotic degradation of trichloroethylene in a fractured, surficial aquitard. 5th Annual NGWA Ground Water and Environmental Law Conference. July 23-25. Dublin, Ohio.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 2006. Remediation System Evaluation (RSE), Ellis Property Superfund Site, Evesham And Medford Townships, New Jersey, Report Of The Remediation System Evaluation, Site Visit Conducted April 19, 2006, Final Report. Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation. Arlington, VA. September. EPA 542-R-06-015. http://www.epa.gov/tio/download/remed/rse/final_ellis_rse.pdf
Lane, V.A. and J. S. Smith. 2006. Fact or fiction: the source of perchloroethylene contamination in groundwater is a manufacturing impurity in chlorinated solvents. 4th Annual NGWA Ground Water and Environmental Law Conference. July 6-7. Chicago, Illinois.
Larson, S.P., J. Choi, V. Lane, E. Keyes, and A. Elhassan. 2005. Using an enhanced superposition model for water rights administration in the Roswell Underground Water Basin. New Mexico Water Research Symposium, August 16, Socorro, New Mexico.
Lane, V.A. 2001. Distribution of chlorinated solvent contamination in a surficial clayey aquitard: evidence for fractures and attenuation. MSc Thesis. The University of Waterloo. Ontario, Canada.
Lane, V.A., B.L. Parker, and J.A. Cherry. 1999. Distribution and fate of chlorinated organic chemicals in a surficial clay aquitard. Waterloo Solvents-in-Groundwater Research Program Progress Meeting, May 11?13, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Lane, V.A., B.L. Parker, and J.A. Cherry. 1998. Depth of the hydraulically active zone in a thick, surficially weathered glaciolacustrine aquitard contaminated with DNAPL. Geological Society of America 1998 Annual Meeting, October 26-29. In Abstracts with Programs, Geological Society of America. 30, no. 7. 173.