McGlinchey in the News
PFAS are everywhere—and the EPA has a new plan to fight backRead Time: 1 min
Michael Blumenthal (Cleveland) was quoted in a Popular Science article on PFAS, the ever-present ‘forever chemicals’ that linger in the environment. He provided commentary on the fact that the EPA has not announced stronger restrictions on PFAS and looked at the possibility of state restrictions and future litigation in the future.
“[It looks like the EPA is] waiting for 2022 and there’s going to be a lot of time between now and 2022 that is going to potentially expose people to cross contamination in drinking water,” he says.
Blumenthal also pointed out that the EPA’s announcement is similar to a 2019 announcement that also promised to research PFAS contaminations in hopes of implementing stricter regulations for public safety.
“You have to treat [PFAS] like asbestos… they’re not doing that,” he says. “It was like a lot of promises and ideas, and nothing concrete, and there’s nothing new. I don’t see this problem going away quickly.”