Preventing Hazardous Material Catastrophes In A Changing World


University of Pennsylvania Law School

Philadelphia, PA

Date & Time

Start Date: 06/17/2014
Start Time: 8:30 AM
End Time: 2:00 PM


Cozen O'Connor's Energy Environmental & Public Utility Group will convene a symposium of national experts in Philadelphia to discuss emerging issues surrounding catastrophic releases of hazardous materials including:

  • Increased enforcement of accidental release prevention and risk management planning under Clean Air Act § 112(r)
  • Lessons learned from the West Virginia chemical spill that contaminated the water supply
  • Emerging vulnerabilities of hazardous material storage resulting from climate change
  • Managing risk through planning, modeling and mitigation  

The program will be shared via live stream for guests outside the Philadelphia region. Guest speakers include: Catherine Smith, Senior Enforcement Counsel U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 1; William Arguto, Chief, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Drinking Water Program, Region 3, Jeffrey McIntyre, President, West Virginia-American Water Company; Nicholas Santella, Ph.D. and Tripp Fischer, PG, Brownfield Science & Technology; Dr. Kathleen Sullivan Sealey, Coastal Ecology Laboratory, University of Miami. The symposium will conclude with a panel discussion, Q&A, and lunch/networking. 

To register for the event, please click here.


Peter J. Fontaine

Michael Klein



Peter J. Fontaine

Chair, Environmental

(215) 665-2723

Michael D. Klein

Senior Counsel

(717) 703-5903

Ira G. Megdal

Senior Counsel

(856) 910-5007

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