Pepper Hamilton attorney William J. Walsh was quoted in the July 2, 2012 Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report article, “EPA's Children's Office Leading Discussions on Agency's Response to CDC's Lead Policy.” The article discusses EPA’s reaction to the CDC’s decision to lower the reference value for lead in children's blood.
“The problem the regulated community faces is that CDC's reference level ‘is not a risk-based number,’ William Walsh, an attorney with Pepper Hamilton LLP, told BNA June 29. ‘It's not a health based number. It's a statistical number. In my view, it can't be used as a cleanup number.’”
The full article is available at http://news.bna.com/deln/DELNWB/split_display.adp?fedfid=27211599&vname=dennotallissues&jd=a0d3j4u1e4&split=0.