John Gardella was recently interviewed for an article written by MPR News author Kirsti Marohn entitled “On Wisconsin’s French Island, Residents Live With Lingering ‘Forever Chemicals‘.” Ms. Marohn writes about PFAS issues that residents of French Island, Wisconsin are facing and a recent lawsuit in Wisconsin brought against PFAS manufacturers and suppliers for remediation costs in the state. John provides his insights regarding how PFAS lawsuits are increasingly targeting downstream companies in the PFAS chain of distribution:
An excerpt from the article:
“John Gardella is an environmental law attorney with the CMBG3 Law firm in Boston, who advises corporations on PFAS regulations. He said the number of state lawsuits and enforcement actions against companies related to PFAS is on the rise. And increasingly, the enforcement actions are targeting more than just the manufacturers of PFAS. ‘It’s a huge swath of companies — landfills, recycling facilities, even companies that just had fires on their property and the fire department utilized (PFAS-containing) foam,’ he said. ‘It’s really, really downstream.'”
CMBG3 Law is following judicial, legislative, administrative, and scientific developments relating to PFAS. More information about the services we can provide, including risk assessments, to ensure your business is ready for any intersection with these substances can be found on our PFAS Litigation page.
Our attorneys have been at the forefront of PFAS issues, including giving presentations as to the future waves of litigation stemming from PFAS issues. For more information, please contact the Chair of our PFAS – Toxic Torts Team: John Gardella.