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PFAS Superfund Listing Would Trigger Liability, But No National Standard

February 07, 2019
Legal experts say if EPA follows through on an expected plan to list two commonly found per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as “hazardous substances” under the Superfund law, it would trigger Superfund liability for releases of the chemicals and likely aid plaintiffs' PFAS tort cases, but it would also still leave communities without a national, uniform cleanup standard. Attorneys following PFAS issues vary on how significant a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation & Liability Act (CERCLA) listing would be in triggering...

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