Type: News
Date: 09/11/2019

Bilott Quoted in Article About PFAS Contamination Sites

Taft partner Robert A. Bilott was recently quoted in an MLive.com article, “Michigan has more PFAS sites than other states. There’s a reason.” The article discusses national data about PFAS in the U.S., why there are more identified PFAS contamination sites in Michigan than any other state and the expansion of PFAS research into media such as air emissions. 

“There’s been discussion about, well, it’s not being found in enough water supplies to make it a national issue,” stated Bilott. “I think that’s inaccurate. I think a lot of that has to do with detection levels, whether we’re even using the right detection reporting levels, but this is a national issue.”

Bilott serves as co-lead counsel for the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee (PSC) in Multi-District Litigation (MDL) against DuPont involving PFOA personal injury claims. He also serves as advisory counsel to the PSC in the MDL involving PFAS in firefighting foam. He has been dubbed by The New York Times Magazine as “The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare” in an article published on Jan. 6, 2016.

Bilott is a member of Taft’s Environmental, Litigation and Product Liability and Personal Injury practices. He represents a diverse range of clients on a wide variety of matters involving federal, state and local environmental laws and related litigation.

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