McGlinchey in the News
Lack of Perchlorate Standard Paves Way for Superfund Slowdown
Environmental attorney Michael Blumenthal (Cleveland) was quoted in a Bloomberg Law article on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decision not to set an enforceable limit for perchlorate, a chemical commonly used in rocket fuel.
Since entities involved in Superfund cleanups often lean on federal drinking water limits to decide how much of a chemical to remove, a lack of federal authority on perchlorate could slow that decision-making process, said Michael Blumenthal, of counsel at McGlinchey Stafford PLLC in Cleveland.
“It’s going to have a profound impact on Superfund sites that are just in the beginning process of determining what’s driving the cleanup,” he said.