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Responding to PFAS contamination

If your airport has learned about PFAS contamination in its soil or local groundwater supplies, we can help guide you.

Get guidance on questions like:

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Did the contamination come from the airport personnel’s use of AFFF?
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Who is responsible for cleaning up the soil or the water?
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What are current federal and state PFAS regulations, and where are they heading?
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What kind of treatment systems are effective at removing PFAS?
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How much will it cost and who should pay?
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“The Airport Authority felt it was important to have a major law firm experienced in environmental law representing the Airport. PFAS is a vast environmental concern to all airports, and we feel SL Environmental will be great representation for the Authority working in collaboration with our engineering firm to cover all the issues when the time comes.”

Gabe Monzo

Executive Director, Westmoreland County Airport Authority

How we help airports

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Here are some ways we help airports who retain us on an investigatory basis to provide PFAS litigation advice with no upfront costs or commitment to future litigation:

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Keep airports up to date on state and federal regulations
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Provide statutes of limitations analysis
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Determine potential offsite liability for both property owners and natural resources
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Help develop an effective communication strategy
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Monitor and provide updates as to the AFFF Multi-District Litigation (MDL 2873)
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No upfront costs

Your airport can retain our legal team on an investigatory basis at no upfront cost or commitment to future litigation. If you choose to move forward with litigation, we will provide our services on a contingency fee basis, meaning that a fee is only paid if a favorable outcome is achieved.

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Keep your options open

Retaining our team does not jeopardize your airport’s ability to seek and secure other funding sources and provides you with specialized legal and technical advice pertaining to PFAS, all under attorney-client protection.

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Unmatched experience evaluating potential PFAS damages

This includes determining potential offsite liability for both property owners and natural resources.

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Extensive water litigation experience

We have 20+ years exclusively representing water suppliers in contamination cases. The polluters we aim to hold accountable know that we are very experienced in our field and that we are not afraid to go to trial.

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The combined experience & resources of five firms

Those responsible for the contamination are some of the largest chemical companies in the country, and we have the resources and the commitment to see this through and our clients the best possible outcome.

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Recover costs while protecting your community

We go after the big corporations that manufactured the contaminants, helping you secure funds to cover clean up costs while protecting your local community.

Our PFAS legal team consists of 5 firms

Collectively, we represent about 200 clients — including states, municipalities, water suppliers, and airports in a PFAS multidistrict litigation (MDL).

SL Environmental Law Group, P.C.

SL Environmental focuses exclusively on complex water contamination litigation and has over 20 years of experience working with public and private water utilities, cities and state governments. Since 2003, SL Environmental has represented over 150 clients in contamination cases that involve PFAS, 1,2,3-TCP, Perchlorate and MTBE, resulting in over $1.2 billion recovered in settlements and trials. Members of the firm hold positions on the Sovereign Committee, the Water Provider Committee, and Discovery Committee in the AFFF multidistrict litigation in the District of South Carolina (“AFFF MDL”), giving SL an upper hand in the MDL proceeding.

Law Office of Kevin Madonna, PLLC

The Law Office of Kevin Madonna, PLLC was formed in 2000 by founding partners Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., and Kevin Madonna, who specialize in complex environmental and consumer litigation matters in federal and state courts throughout the United States.  Both Mr. Kennedy and Mr. Madonna have served in leadership roles for Waterkeeper Alliance, which operates a network of over 300 water protection programs around the world.  Together they successfully recovered millions for the treatment of environmental contamination in communities in Florida and Michigan, and received a jury verdict of $396 million against DuPont for poisoning a West Virginia community. Mr. Madonna is a founding member of our team of legal specialists and works diligently on our ongoing litigation in the MDL.

Douglas & London, P.C.

Douglas & London has over two decades of litigation experience. In prosecuting cases, the firm’s co-founding partners have served in leadership roles and as trial counsel in some of the largest national MDLs in the country. In the C-8 MDL, Gary Douglas served as co-lead trial counsel in the first two trial cases and lead counsel in the third case, securing a total combined award of more than $20 million for the three plaintiffs. Michael London served as the lead negotiator for settlement in the C-8 litigation, successfully negotiating a $670.7 million settlement with DuPont. Mr. Douglas and Mr.London currently serve on thePlaintiffs Executive Committee in the AFFF MDL.

Taft Stettinius & Hollister, LLP

Robert Bilott, partner at from Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP filed the first case in the country that resulted in the discovery and public disclosure of PFOA in drinking water supplies for approximately 70,000 people in West Virginia and Ohio attributable to DuPont. Mr. Bilott helped negotiate and obtain a class settlement in 2004 that secured benefits for the class valued in excess of $300 million, including water filtration systems for impacted private and public water supplies in West Virginia and Ohio, blood testing of 69,000 people, and eventual medical monitoring and establishment of general causation findings for personal injury claims. With nearly 25 years’ experience fighting against some of the biggest chemical companies, Mr. Bilott plays a vital role in our litigation team.

Levin, Papantonio, Rafferty, Proctor, Buchanan, O’Brien & Mougey, P.A.

Levin Papantonio Rafferty is recognized as one of the top litigation firms in the country. Its team of over thirty attorneys have been litigating personal injury and products liability cases since its inception in 1955. Members of the firm have served on Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees and/or Plaintiffs’ Executive Committees in over 20 MDLs across the nation. The firm focuses on all aspects of trial preparation for our PFAS cases, including working up expert reports, organizing discovery, taking depositions, organizing trial exhibits, and drafting and defending motions in limine and Daubert motions.