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Many of the trial participants and observers of the Woburn Toxic Trial felt that the U.S. Legal system worked below its best, as described by Pacelle (1986), Kennedy (1989), and Harr (1995)....
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The crux of the jury's decision centered on understanding the hydrogeologic setting, groundwater pathways, and contaminant travel times. Geologists from the plaintiffs, Beatrice, and W. R. Grace each constructed conceptual models of the groundwater system with very different aspects.
Bair (2001), based on the work of Metheny (1998, 2004) estimated the probability of constructing a realistic hydrologic model by W.R. Grace, the plaintiffs, and Beatrice, concluding that the W.R. Grace model was likely most accurate followed by the plaintiff's and then by Beatrice.(add figure 5.6) However, the jury's verdict was the opposite of that ranking. Today the methods of model calibration are much better established .