Coronavirus Slowing PFAS Testing, Cleanup Efforts Across U.S.
Farella environmental law partner Sarah Bell spoke to Bloomberg Law about PFAS pollution testing delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
In the article, Sarah commented that multiple months of delays are likely to affect federal efforts to curb PFAS pollution, such as an enforceable limit for the chemicals in drinking water. She added, “My expectation is that the pandemic is going to delay that action."
As for data collection efforts, like sampling and health studies, Sarah said, “It’s too early, I think, for states or even the federal government to weigh in on when these programs will resume.”