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Lathrop GPM Attorney Quoted by Law360 on Latest PFAS Ruling
Lathrop GPM Attorney Quoted by Law360 on Latest PFAS Ruling

Following EPAs designation of two PFAS or so-called, "forever chemicals" as "hazardous substances" under CERCLA, Lathrop GPM Partner Rick Kubler spoke with Law360 about the immediate effects of the ruling and other important takeaways to be considered. Rick commented on EPA's enforcement discretion policy and how there is "no guarantee anyone will be immune from liability since CERCLA allows parties to sue each other for costs." He also talked about reopener provisions coming into play for parties who have already entered into consent agreements with EPA. In the article, Rick was quoted saying: "Regulators leave in some sort of a reopener in the event that there are emerging compounds or drastically changed conditions, because otherwise it would just be tax dollars available to address it. So that's very common"

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