2.2 Overview of Analytical, Remediation, and Legal Challenges Related to Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)
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Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a broad class of fluorine-containing synthetic chemicals that are part of a growing list of "emerging contaminants," which have recently received increased regulatory and public attention, including in the southeastern United States.

Manufacturers and utilities in northeast Alabama and northwest Georgia, Air Force bases throughout Georgia, and manufacturers and utilities in North Carolina are all faced with a multitude of challenges related to PFAS compounds. This session will present an overview of these challenges, including a presentation about proper sampling techniques and laboratory analytical methods, an overview of applicable remediation/treatment technologies with a focus on water and wastewater treatment, and a discussion about legal challenges related to legislation, regulatory actions, litigation, permitting, and property transactions.

Publication Summary

  • Geosyntec Authors: Moderator: Shanna Thompson; Rich Murray
  • All Authors: Rich Murray, Geosyntec Consultants; Tim Fitzpatrick, SGS Axys; and Jonathan Wells, Kazmarek Mowrey Cloud Laseter LLP
  • Title: 2.2 Overview of Analytical, Remediation, and Legal Challenges Related to Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)
  • Event or Publication: Georgia Environmental Conference
  • Practice Areas: Contaminated Site Assessment and Cleanup
  • Date: August 21, 2019 at 3:00-4:15 p.m.
  • Location: Jekyll Island, Georgia