• 49 minutes

Impacted Soil Cleanup Rationale and Cleanup Methods


Why is soil contamination a bad thing? There are plenty of reasons.

Put simply, soil contamination is a bad thing. No one wants it is because it’s a negative condition that imposes health risks and those health risks will devalue the property once they are known. Also, these health risks will present potential health claims by the surface users and potential health claims and property damage claims by adjacent landowners. That diminishes the value of property, it imposes constraints on what can be done, and requires oversight by regulatory agencies. This video reviews drivers behind cleanup rationale, as well as various cleanup methods.

Runtime: 48 minutes



Thomas J. Bois, III

Thomas J. Bois, III

Thomas J. Bois, APC

  • Partner with Thomas J. Bois, APC
  • Practice emphasizes the representation and counseling of public and private businesses on a wide range of business, environmental, construction, real estate, and labor law issues
  • Focus on counseling clients involving geotechnical issues as well as the defense and prosecution of soils remediation and repair related cost recovery suits
  • Super Lawyer, environmental (2018-present); received the highest rating with Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory®
  • Wrote four legal reference books and has published articles
  • J.D. degree, St. Louis University School of Law; A.B. degree, magna cum laude, St. Michael’s College
  • Can be contacted at 949-660-0022 or [email protected]
Leo M. Rebele

Leo M. Rebele


  • Principal with Ramboll
  • Brings expertise in environmental site investigation, litigation, remediation, environmental permitting, and natural resource management
  • Managed hundreds of projects and delivered environmental and regulatory solutions in support of private industry clients involving real estate due diligence and redevelopment, waterfront and brownfield redevelopment, transit-oriented development, and ports/harbors and watershed-related services
  • Project experience encompasses managing property transfer/redevelopment and assisting private and port clients with aquatic-related environmental issues
  • Frequent author and speaker at the International Network of Environmental Forensics, the Urban Land Institute, and various national brownfield forums
  • Master’s degree in marine resource management, with a minor in environmental toxicology, Oregon State University; B.S. degree, with honors, University of British Columbia, Canada

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