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Emerging Contaminants

October 24
October 24, 2019
1:30 - 2:30 PM

You know that expression “there’s nothing new under the sun”?

A new class of man-made contaminants, including most notably Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOSs), are catching headlines as newly discovered threats to human health and the environment.  This has been most evident in a discussion of municipal drinking water supplies. Some of the compounds have been determined by EPA and State regulatory agencies to be harmful in the part per trillion range. The regulatory and consulting sectors are working hard to fully understand the threat posed by these ubiquitous chemicals, which will have a direct effect on landowners and businesses, alike.

During this webinar we will discuss and explore the following topics:

  • What are “PFAS,” and why are they on the radar?
  • What is being done about PFAS by regulatory agencies?
  • Why are PFAS a concern for your business?
  • How can PFAS be considered and analyzed by your business from a risk perspective?
  • What are the next steps in investigating and/or assessing your business’s risk?


  •  Michael J. Hecker, Partner, Hodgson Russ LLP
  • Mark E. Wright, PG, CSP, CHMM - HRP Associates, Inc.