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Trial Testimony


This collection contains excerpts from the depositions and trial testimony given by many of the expert witnesses that testified for the plaintiffs' and the defendants' attorneys in the trial. The files can be downloaded to read exactly what the experts stated as their opinions and to feel the distinct difference between the cadence of direct examination and that of cross examination. The list below gives the names and affiliations of the experts whose testimony can be downloaded.

Plaintiffs' Experts

John Drobinski, M.S., expert geologist, Weston Geophysical
George Pinder, Ph.D., expert hydrogeologist, Princeton University

Beatrice's Expert

Ellis Koch, B.S., expert hydrogeologist, Geragthy & Miller

W.R. Grace's Experts

Steve Maslansky, M.S., expert geologist, Maslansky GeoEnvironmental, Inc.
John Guswa, Ph.D., expert hydrogeologist, GeoTrans

Depositions

  • John Drobinski: 26 December 1985 (Acrobat (PDF) 3.6MB Jun7 07)
  • George Pinder: 10 December 1985 (Acrobat (PDF) 1.1MB Jun7 07), 8 January 1986 (Acrobat (PDF) 1.1MB Jun7 07); 10 January 1986 (Acrobat (PDF) 652kB Jun7 07),13 February 1986 (Acrobat (PDF) 666kB Jun7 07), 14 February 1986 (Acrobat (PDF) 668kB Jun7 07)
  • Steve Maslansky: 22 January 1986 (Acrobat (PDF) 2MB Jun7 07)
  • John Guswa: 21 January 1986 (Acrobat (PDF) 2.2MB Jun7 07)

  • Trial Testimony

  • George Pinder: direct examination on trial days 39 (Acrobat (PDF) 597kB Jun7 07), 40 (Acrobat (PDF) 849kB Jun7 07), 41 (Acrobat (PDF) 615kB Jun7 07)
  • George Pinder: cross examinations on trial days 41 (Acrobat (PDF) 287kB Jun7 07), 43 (Acrobat (PDF) 721kB Jun7 07), 44 (Acrobat (PDF) 661kB Jun7 07), 47 (Acrobat (PDF) 1.1MB Jun7 07), 48 (Acrobat (PDF) 1.4MB Jun7 07), 49 (Acrobat (PDF) 1.4MB Jun7 07)
  • Ellis Koch: direct examination on trial days 58 (Acrobat (PDF) 264kB Jun7 07) and 59 (Acrobat (PDF) 480kB Jun7 07)
  • Ellis Koch: cross examinations on trial day 59 (Acrobat (PDF) 470kB Jul3 06)
  • John Guswa: direct examination on trial days 66 (Acrobat (PDF) 307kB Jun7 07), 67 (Acrobat (PDF) 333kB Jun7 07), and 68 (Acrobat (PDF) 976kB Apr12 07)
  • John Guswa: cross examination on trial days 68 (Acrobat (PDF) 875kB Apr12 07), 69 (Acrobat (PDF) 2.6MB Jun16 07), and 70 (Acrobat (PDF) 2.3MB Jun16 07)
  • John Guswa: redirect examination on trial days 70 (Acrobat (PDF) 534kB Jun16 07) and 71 (Acrobat (PDF) 138kB Apr12 07)
  • John Guswa: recross on trial day 71 (Acrobat (PDF) 1.4MB Apr12 07)

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