Type: News
Date: 09/08/2021

Bilott Quoted in Boston Globe Article on Firefighting Foams

Taft partner Rob Bilott was quoted in a Sept. 7 Boston Globe article, “Toxic firefighting foams present a challenge to quickly replace.” The article discusses the Massachusetts PFAS Interagency Task Force, which was formed to study PFAS contamination, exposure pathways, and mitigation strategies.

Bilott, who has represented clients affected by PFAS, made the case to the task force that the companies who developed the chemicals should be the ones responsible for the costs of addressing contamination. 

To read the article in its entirety, visit here (subscription required).

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 has represented a diverse array of clients, nationwide, who have been harmed by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), also known as “Forever Chemicals.” His work is the subject of a recent feature film, “Dark Waters,” and the documentary “The Devil We Know,” and is detailed in his book, “Exposure: Poisoned Water, Corporate Greed, and One Lawyer’s Twenty-year Battle Against DuPont.”

Bilott is a member of Taft’s Environmental, Litigation, and Product Liability and Personal Injury practices and is a board member of Less Cancer and Green Umbrella.

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