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PFAS: Integral Principal Avram Frankel to Present at Environmental Law Conference

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have emerged as a potentially serious liability in light of their mobility in groundwater, persistence in the environment, impacts to water supplies, and regulatory inconsistency. Avram Frankel, P.E., Principal at Integral Consulting Inc. (Integral), will serve on a panel of leading experts and provide an up-to-date PFAS discussion, including regulatory, toxicological, and compliance issues with emphasis on technical myths versus realities, risk communication challenges, and the state of the practice in water treatment.

Held on October 18–21, 2018 at Tenaya Lodge in Fish Camp, California, near Yosemite National Park, the environmental law conference is the largest gathering in California of leaders in environmental, land use, and natural resources law. Mr. Frankel will speak on Sunday, October 21, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in a panel session titled “PFAS: From Fire Fighting to Smoldering Liability, a Fall from Grace.” Other panelists include attorney Adam Bass of DLA Piper, and representatives from the California Department of Toxic Substances Control and the U.S. Air Force.

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Mr. Frankel has spent a large portion of his career addressing emerging contaminants of the past and present, including hexavalent chromium, perchlorate, 1,4-dioxane, and soil fumigants such as 1,2,3-trichloropropane. He leads technical studies, advises clients on liability management strategies, and oversees the design, construction, and operation of soil and groundwater remediation and potable water treatment systems. Both a practitioner and testifying expert, he has overseen the successful commissioning of a PFAS potable water treatment system and currently serves as a technical expert in many groundwater contamination and treatment matters.

Integral is on the forefront of technical and regulatory developments for PFAS and other contaminants of emerging concern. The firm delivers a full range of services, including toxicity evaluations and risk assessment, fate and transport evaluation, remediation engineering and treatment system design, cost estimating and litigation support, multimedia environmental monitoring, stakeholder communication, and regulatory support.

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