• 11 minutes

Problems Associated With Impacted Soils


Impacted soil can cause severe human health risks.

Impacted soils occur when either solid materials, like metals, or liquid materials, like solvents or gasoline, are accidentally, or sometimes purposely, released into the soil or groundwater and are remaining there. These materials are impacting the redevelopment or reuse of the property from a use perspective, a finance perspective and a liability perspective. The primary reason these type of soils are of concern is that they are unsafe to human beings, causing cancer or organ disease, and create an unacceptably unsafe condition for business use or residential use. This video reviews the reasons they are unsafe when dealing with air/vapor media, solid media, and aqueous media.

Runtime: 11 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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