McGlinchey in the News
3M to Assess Alabama PFAS Risks in ‘Precedent-Setting’ Deal
Environmental attorney Michael Blumenthal (Cleveland) was quoted in a Bloomberg Law article on an agreement 3M has made with the Alabama Dept. of Environmental Management, in which the company will assess contamination of “forever chemicals” PFAS in two Alabama counties, and will be held accountable for cleaning up the chemicals.
The agreement “sets the stage to establish regulatory standards that are something less than protective of human health and the environment,” said Michael Blumenthal, of counsel at McGlinchey Stafford PLLC in Cleveland.
“Any health risk assessments conducted by 3M should allow affected parties, citizen groups and ADEM ample time to review, comment and challenge,” he said.