SL Environmental Law Group PC
Ashley Campbell is an attorney at SL Environmental Law Group PC. She focuses her practice on complex environmental contamination litigation and is experienced in general civil litigation, including land use, energy siting, and general commercial matters. She presently represents water systems across the country impacted by manmade chemical contamination, such as PFAS. She has a B.S. in Conservation Science, Biology, and Political Science from Muskingum University and a J.D. from Vermont Law School and is admitted to practice in New Hampshire and Arizona.
Cost Recovery Options for Emerging Contaminants- Shifting Treatment Costs from Ratepayers to Polluters
PFOA and PFOS are fluorinated organic chemicals, part of a larger group of chemicals referred to as perfluoroalkly substances (PFASs), that have been detected in systems across the United States under UCMR3, has been recently found on military bases. The source of PFAS contamination in drinking water is typically the result of direct releases from manufacturing facilities into the ground or air or firefighting foams containing PFASs that were used at Air Force bases, airports and firefighting training facilities, as well as manufacturing facilities. In response to the discovery of this recent contamination and the public outcry over health effects associated with PFASs, the EPA has lowered its Health Guidelines for PFAS. This presentation will discuss the extent of the problem, legal and scientific issues relating to remediating drinking water supplies contaminated with PFASs, health effects from PFAS exposure and cost-recovery/affirmative litigation options for municipalities whose drinking water supplies are contaminated with PFASs