First Environment addressed the use of TCE, PCE, and their sources and mechanisms of release to soil and groundwater at a former Sperry Gyroscope manufacturing facility in Great Neck/ Lake Success from the late 1940s through the 1980s. Sperry performed work at the Long Island, New York facility pursuant to government contracts through the mid-1980s.
We performed historical and technical research at the National Archives, the Hagley Museum and Library, and the Smithsonian Institution. We conducted internet-based research, discovery at corporate archives, and management of in-house and litigation-specific documents through proprietary Microsoft Access databases. The project team also managed, coded, and reviewed some 50,000 documents covering over 500,000 pages produced in various Concordance databases. The legal team used these databases to support fact and expert discovery as well as document production.