Early in 2022, the Department of Defense issued a memo halting the incineration of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as a method of destruction for its activities. The memo stirred conversations in the water and wastewater sector regarding disposal and destruction methods.
This course reviews the status of PFAS regulations throughout the U.S., particularly at the state levels, and explains what the DoD memo could mean for utilities. Also covered are disposal liabilities for PFAS, especially if the chemicals get added to CERCLA and how this will impact the industry.
Upon successful completion of this course, the learner should be able to:
- Describe the current status of PFAS regulations in the U.S.
- Explain the Impact of DoD PFAS incineration halt on water utilities
- Describe PFAS contamination liability for treatment professionals
- Illustrate how cost will drive PFAS treatment methods
Brad Devore is a partner for Womble Bond Dickinson with extensive expertise in toxic torts and high stakes environmental litigation involve complex legal and technical issues, and multimillion-dollar liability exposure. Brad has more than 30 years experience in developing a leading practice that includes extensive toxic tort and environmental litigation experience for many domestic and multinational clients in sectors such as energy, chemicals, electronics, construction and real estate development. Brad serves as the Team leader of the firm’s Environmental and Toxic Tort practice.
Bob Crossen is Senior Managing Editor for Water & Wastes Digest