Hidden hazards

October 17, 2018

Charlotte Biblow, partner, is quoted in this article.

What you don’t know can hurt you. That’s one of the takeaways from a wide-ranging discussion with environmental industry leaders during a participant-sponsored roundtable event held at LIBN offices last month.

Contaminated soil that can impact water quality and potentially emit toxic gases is often discovered at many Long Island commercial sites, once the property
is being sold or redeveloped.

Attorney Charlotte Biblow, an environmental law specialist and partner at Uniondale-based Farrell Fritz, and Chuck Merritt, president of Hauppauge-based Merritt Environmental Consulting Corp., say site testing is usually required by lending institutions involved in a property sale, because they want to reduce any potential liability down the road.

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  • Related Practice Areas: Environmental, Land Use & Municipal
  • Publications: Long Island Business News