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Napoli Shkolnik Applauds EPA's Designation of PFOA and PFOS as Hazardous Substances Under CERCLA
[April 22, 2024]

Napoli Shkolnik Applauds EPA's Designation of PFOA and PFOS as Hazardous Substances Under CERCLA

Napoli Shkolnik supports the Environmental Protection Agency's ("EPA") recent decision to classify Perfluorooctanoic Acid ("PFOA") and Perfluorooctane Sulfonate ("PFOS") as hazardous substances under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act ("CERCLA"). This landmark ruling marks a pivotal advancement for public health and environmental protection.

The EPA's determination is a significant validation of years of scientific research that has consistently linked exposure to these chemicals to severe health risks, including various cancers. By recognizing PFOA and PFOS as hazardous, the EPA has set a stage for more effective regulatory actions and remediation efforts, ensuring better protection for communities adversely affected by these persistent environmental pollutants.

Paul J. Napoli, Partner at Napoli Shkolnik remarked "This is a monumental step forward in our ongoing fight against these pollutants. The EPA's action not only unerscores the dangerous impacts of these chemicals but also empowers communities to hold manufacturers accountable. We are pleased to see our advocacy and the relentless work of the scientific community come to fruition in such a decisive way."

Napoli Shkolnik has been at the forefront of litigation related to PFAS contamination, representing numerous individuals and entities in cases against PFAS manufacturers, such as the Aqueous Film Forming Foam Multi-District Litigation, MDL No. 2873. As the EPA implements this new designation Napoli Shkolnik is prepared to assist and represent all those affected by exposure to these chemicals.

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About Napoli Shkolnik

Napoli Shkolnik is a national law firm providing representation in complex environmental litigation, including cases involving hazardous substances and their adverse impact on communities. With a dedicated team of attorneys and a proven track record of success, Napoli Shkolnik provides exceptional legal representation and fights for justice on behalf of those affected by environmental wrongdoing.

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