PFAS Contamination Leading to Investigations and Litigation in Delaware

PFAS Contamination Leading to Investigations and Litigation in Delaware

Source: https://www.lexology.com/, January 16, 2020
By: Stephen D. Daly, Manko Gold Katcher & Fox

In December 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), with support from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), held a public meeting to address the proposed listing of the Blades Groundwater Site in Sussex County, Delaware to the federal Superfund National Priorities List primarily on account of discovery in the local groundwater of elevated concentrations of various contaminants, including PFOA and PFOS, two types of per- and poly-flouoralkyl substances (PFAS). PFAS chemicals have not yet been declared hazardous under the federal Superfund program, although DNREC has identified certain PFAS chemicals, including PFOA and PFOS, as hazardous substances subject to its state cleanup program. Read more.

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