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3M could face huge cleanup costs over substance in Scotchgard

 

Glen Stubbe – Star Tribune

3M could face billions of dollars in liabilities over its use of chemicals known as PFAS that were once used to make everything from clothing to cookware resistant to water, grease and heat.

WASHINGTON – New federal laws will soon address a national chemical pollution problem and could put 3M and other producers of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances - better known as PFAS - into a multibillion-dollar financial bind.

Once marketed as making items ranging from clothing to cookware resistant to water, grease and heat, PFAS are being recast legislatively and legally as part of a public health crisis that could rival lead in paint and asbestos.

http://www.startribune.com/new-federal-laws-on-pfas-could-generate-big-price-tag-for-3m/512708332/

 

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