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January 2018

Perfluoroalkyl Compounds: An Emerging Contaminant in Michigan

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FBMJ attorneys Richard Baron, Benjamin Fruchey and Nicholas Andrew co-authored “Perfluoroalkyl Compounds: An Emerging Contaminant in Michigan,” published in the Fall 2017 issue of the State Bar of Michigan Environmental Law JournalThe article focuses on the impact of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) as emerging contaminants in the State of Michigan, while also providing a general background on PFASs for those unfamiliar with the subject.

Perfluoroalkyl Compounds: An Emerging Contaminant in Michigan” focuses particularly on newly discovered contaminated sites that are being discovered and investigated in Michigan, including the Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda and the Wolverine World Wide Tannery in Belmont. The article also outlines the new, simple, and unenforceable regulatory guidelines issued by the State of Michigan and the US Environmental Protection Agency as they attempt to determine the risk threshold for this contaminant.    

The State Bar of Michigan Environmental Law Journal is a quarterly peer-reviewed publication that is published by the Environmental Law Section of the State Bar.

For more information on this or other environmental concerns contact Richard Baron, Ben Fruchey, or Nicholas Andrew at 734-742-1800.