GSI’s Dr. Graham Ansell co-authored publication regarding Limiting PFAS exposure

GSI’s Dr. Graham Ansell, in collaboration with Jeffrey Karp and Edward Mahaffey of Sullivan & Worcester, published an article entitled Absence of Broad-Based Congressional or U.S. EPA Actions Limiting PFAS Exposure Likely to Engender Continued State Regulation. The article appeared on Sullivan & Worcester blog on “Environment and Energy Insights”, as well as two other legal news webpages in January 2020.  

The article reflects on the lack of Congressional activity that was expected to direct EPA in the National Defense Authorization Act to set MCLs for any PFAS or even designate any PFAS under CERCLA. Since Congress failed to address these actions, many states have stepped up to take matters into their own hands by setting their own remediation goals, reporting levels, and MCL’s for drinking water and setting requirements for testing and remediation. The article also includes a synopsis of recent regulatory activity in eight states, many of which are also seeing a rise in PFAS litigation: California, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, and Wisconsin.

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