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Matthew Thurlow Predicts Increased Litigation over PFAS in Drinking Water

News / February 18, 2019

Partner Matthew Thurlow is quoted in an article published Feb. 15, 2019, by Bloomberg. The article, “Fluorochemical Suits Could Continue Even if EPA Acts,” reports on Thurlow’s presentation on emerging contaminants at the Environmental Law 2019 Forum held in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 7.

“I suspect you’ll see more litigation around the country” as sampling to detect per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) substances increases,” Thurlow said. “You’re just seeing the tip of this litigation.” He noted that some states are pursuing regulations that would increase mandatory sampling of PFAS and lawsuits will continue to grow even if the federal EPA sets national limits for them.

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