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Jessica Merrigan Discusses PFAS at Missouri Water Seminar

July 27, 2022

Spencer Fane attorney Jessica Merrigan recently addressed a broad range of recent developments related to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), including health advisories and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) hazardous substances, at the 17th annual Missouri Water Seminar on July 19. The event was presented by the Regulatory Environmental Group for Missouri (REGFORM) and the Associated Industries of Missouri.

Her presentation, Parts per WHAT?! Grappling with EPA’s Reduced PFAS Health Advisory Levels, focused on changes to the EPA’s three-year PFAS Strategic Roadmap now that the agency has issued new health advisories, drastically reduced existing health advisories, and moved forward on the path to listing certain PFAS as CERCLA hazardous substances and issuing formal restriction under the Safe Drinking Water Act.

In her practice, Jessica counsels clients on a wide range of environmental matters and is well-recognized for her distinguished experience and high standards. She assists in evaluation and management of environmental risks and liabilities associated with corporate and real estate transactions, as well as the environmental regulatory requirements for development, operation, and expansion.