April 5- Health and Environment
Perfluorinated Chemicals (PFCs) in Drinking Water: What Municipalities Need to Know About Evolving Regulatory Requirements, Health Effects and Cost-Recovery/Affirmative Litigation Options for PFOA and PFOS Contamination.
Speaker: Kevin Madonna
In recent months, PFCs have been discovered in dozens of drinking waters supplies throughout the country resulting in EPA or state mandated multi-million dollar clean-up projects. The source of PFC contamination is typically a manufacturing facility that improperly stored, used or disposed PFC containing materials on-site or an airport or fire-fighting training facility that utilized fire-fighting foam containing PFCs.
In response to the discovery of this recent contamination and the public outcry over health effects associated with PFCs, EPA recently lowered its Health Guidelines for PFCs and states are also beginning to implement their own regulatory response to this growing problem.
This webinar will discuss the extent of the problem, legal and scientific issues relating to remediating drinking water supplies contaminated with PFCs, health effects from PFC exposure and cost-recovery/affirmative litigation options for municipalities whose drinking water supplies are contaminated with PFCs.
Speaker: Kevin Madonna
Kevin Madonna is a partner in the law firm of Kennedy & Madonna, LLP. The firm was formed in 2000 by founding partners Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Mr.. Madonna and currently numbers three attorneys engaged in complex environmental and consumer litigation matters in federal and state courts throughout the United States. Prior to private practice, he served as Executive Director for the Waterkeeper Alliance, the umbrella organization for the 125 Riverkeeper programs operating throughout North, Central and South America, Europe and Australia. He also has worked with the University of Chicago National Opinion Research Center, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, United Nations Environment Programme, United States Environmental Protection Agency, and the State of New Jersey Office of the Environmental Prosecutor. Among Mr. Madonna's published works are The Wolf in North America: Defining International Ecosystems vs. Defining International Boundaries, 10 Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law (1995) and A Chronicle of Federal Environmental Law, 13 Pace Environmental Law Review 1331 (1997). Mr. Madonna earned a Juris Doctorate and Environmental Law Certificate from Pace University School of Law in 1995 where he served as Research and Writing Editor for the Pace Environmental Law Review.