Ken Gray on Faculty of MassDEP/LSP Association Continuing Education Seminar: PFAs: The Latest Information

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Ken’s speech focuses on the legal issues and latest developments in addressing potential claims by those exposed to PFAs compounds, contaminated property owners, and consultants who may be second-guessed or threatened with claims by clients for issues related to those compounds.

PFAS are a large group of man-made fluorine-containing chemicals with unique properties to make materials to which they are applied stain and stick-resistant and are used to repel oil and water from clothing, carpeting, and furniture, in food packaging, and on non-stick surfaces on cookware.  PFAS are very resistant to breakdown, migrate easily, and concentrate in the food chain.  As a result, they may be found throughout the environment in groundwater, surface water, soil, and air.

Ken Gray, a partner in Pierce Atwood’s Environmental Practice Group, focuses his practice on counseling and enforcement issues related to hazardous substance and hazardous waste management, cleanup, and liability.