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The lawyers at Alston & Bird are on the front lines of PFAS litigation, enforcement, and regulation. For years, our attorneys have studied the increasing variety of legal claims in courts across the country alleging PFAS contamination and are respected as thought leaders for companies needing to protect their businesses from risk.

This section includes our team’s various articles, media placements, events, and speaking engagements.

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EPA Offers Few Answers in PFAS Disposal Guidance

On Dec. 18, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its interim guidance on the destruction and disposal of PFAS, as directed by the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2020, and as part of the PFAS Action Plan the EPA released in February 2019. The interim guidance is not binding, and does not set policy. Instead, it provides options for the destruction or disposal of PFAS substances.

February 8, 2021 | Law360 | Authors: Jeffrey Dintzer and Jeff Carlin

California Gets Even More Aggressive on PFAS

California is notorious for having the most stringent body of environmental law in the nation. Thus, it is unsurprising that the state has taken an aggressive approach on regulating per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)—the “forever chemicals” that have become the subject of hundreds of lawsuits throughout the nation.

September 23, 2020 | The Recorder | Authors: Jeffrey Dintzer and Greg Berlin

New Study Finds PFOA Is Carcinogenic: What Are the California Proposition 65 Implications?

State attorneys general are criticizing the EPA for not taking a stronger A report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services may result in the listing of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) – one of the most widely produced compounds of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) – as a carcinogen under California’s Proposition 65. This article explores what a Prop65 listing could mean for the explosion of PFAS-related litigation throughout the country.

July 24, 2020 | The Recorder | Authors: Jeffrey Dintzer and Greg Berlin