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Many businesses and industries face the threat of environmental damage claims, particularly in Alberta’s energy and mining sectors.  Claims can arise from pollution generated in the course of regular operations, infrastructure and construction projects, sub-contractor operations, brownfield developments, transportation, tenant operations and field operations. By their nature, these claims are often substantial, emotive and high profile. We have experience with a wide variety of environmental claims and will work with you and your insured to determine coverage responsibility and create and effective defence strategy. Our experience includes:

  • Bodily injury
  • Business interruption
  • Chemical spills
  • Clean up costs
  • Contaminated sites
  • Waste disposal
  • Fires and explosions
  • Product defects
  • Storage tank liability
  • Water treatment & water quality
  • Mould and volatile organic compounds
  • Sick building syndrome
  • Environmental disease
  • Multiple chemical sensitivity

In recent years we have acted for a divers group of clients facing significant claims for environmental damage including municipalities, transportation companies, manufacturers, power companies, construction companies, mining, pulp and paper mills, oil & gas producers and recreational facilities.

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