Perfluorinated alkylated substances (PFAS )are a group of man-made substances used in many industrial and consumer products such as carpeting, clothing, fire-fighting foams, metal plating in stain repellents, polishes, paints, and coatings because of their water, oil and heat resistance properties. There is evidence to indicate that soils and groundwater in certain locations within the UK have been impacted by these substances.
PFAS has caused many issues in other countries e.g. US and Australia both of which have developed guidance on how to manage and mitigate their use.
Awareness of PFAS is not high in the UK, it is however a regulated contaminant according to Environment Agency.
UK practitioners would benefit by ensuring they are aware and are prepared to deal with their risk. We look to learn from other countries on how to manage PFAS risk as at present there are very few places where they can access help.
This event will:
- raise awareness of the subject among practitioners for UK projects
- encourage practitioners to learn from other countries and become better in managing risk related to PFAS
- provide networking opportunities and sharing of good practice and experience
10:15 What is PFAS and how bad is it?
Ian Ross, Arcadis and Tony Fletcher, Public health England
10:45 PFAS – A regulatory perspective
Petroula Mantzou and Helen Pickering, Environment Agency
11:05 Coffee break
11:25 Brexit changes to chemical regulation and how this relates for PFAS,
Joanne Holbrook, Addleshaw Goddard LLP
11:45 Risk Assessment - sampling and analysis
Dr Claire Stone, i2
12:05 Discussion and questions
13:35 How clean is clean - Navigating PFAS Treatment in the Changing Regulatory Environment
Kristen Jenkins, GHD
13:55 PFAS Remediation in soil and groundwater: a case study on review of technologies
Andrew Dunn, CETCO
14:15 Questions and discussion
Who should attend
Contractors, consultants, local authorities and other regulators
Tuesday 15th October 2019
10:00 - 15:00 (Registration from 09:30)
15 Long Lane
LACL and BRMF members: Free
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