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Minnesota Sues 3M for Alleged PFC Contamination (Update)

9:23 AM MST | January 3, 2011 | Kara Sissell

Minnesota attorney general Lori Swanson says the state has filed a lawsuit against 3M for alleged damage it caused to Minnesota’s ground and surface water by decades of disposing perfluorochemicals (PFCs). 3M and state officials had been negotiating an out-of-court settlement since last May with the guarantee that the state would not file a lawsuit before December 30. The parties were unable to agree on settlement terms, however. 3M says settlement negotiations failed in part because "both sides had a vastly different view of what this case is...

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