We’ve done this before. Successfully.
Consensus has directed and executed dozens of communications programs related to groundwater, soil and air contamination. We have handled all phases of this work, from serving as the first response team on the ground when initial contaminants are discovered all the way through the issuance of a “No Further Action” letter. We have designed and implemented public outreach strategies in coordination with local, regional, state and federal environmental regulators. Additionally, we have managed the myriad of community and communications issues related to installing treatment systems, injection and extraction wells, monitoring systems and more. We represent clients involved with Superfund sites and we have extensive experience developing strategies to address emerging vapor intrusion issues. We represent some of the largest companies in the world, who trust us because of our directly relevant experience, and then retain us over many years because we get results. We understand their priorities to minimize liabilities, use resources efficiently, and to protect human health.
|Black & Decker/Price Pfister
|Former Price Pfister Site
|Cooper Drum Cooperating Parties Group
|Glendale Respondents Group
|Montrose Chemical Corporation
|Tetra Tech, Inc.
|Community Relations for Brownfield Redevelopment of Former Cal Compact Landfill
|Former Freeman Products Site
|City of Ripon
Community Relations, Public Relations
& Public Affairs for Western Region Sites
About the project
Since 2003, Honeywell International, the New Jersey-based diversified technology and manufacturing giant, has worked with Consensus for strategic communications and community relations programs for more than a dozen remediation sites throughout the West coast. Working closely with government regulators and Honeywell’s legal, environmental and corporate communications teams, Consensus handles outreach to community stakeholders, property owners, residents, commercial tenants, elected officials, city staff and local media. Consensus also works closely with oversight agencies including DTSC, CALEPA, AQMD, RWQCB, and OEHHA.
Strategic Communications &
Bilingual Community Relations
About the project
At the direction of the L.A. Regional Water Quality Control Board, Black & Decker led the environmental cleanup of the former Price Pfister site in Pacoima to allow its redevelopment into a retail/commercial center. At the outset, community stakeholders questioned Water Board officials about measures being taken to ensure public health. Among other issues, residents cited concerns regarding dust, noise and odor. Consequently, the Board halted work until community concerns were addressed. Consensus assisted the company in strategic communications and bilingual (English/Spanish) community relations as part of a program to expedite remediation efforts. Consensus implemented a community outreach program including door-to-door walks, bilingual information materials, a phone hotline and regular community meetings in coordination with the Water Board and local elected officials. Consensus mobilized supporters to urge the Water Board for the continuation of the site cleanup effort, resulting in a unanimous decision for the work to proceed.