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  • We sampled tap water across the US – and found arsenic, lead and toxic chemicals


    31 Mar 2021 | Consumer Reports and the Guardian

    A nine-month investigation by the Guardian and Consumer Reports found alarming levels of forever chemicals, arsenic and lead in samples taken across the US. Almost every sample tested had measurable levels of PFAS.

  • PFAS product liability cases – are the floodgates now open?


    12 Jan 2021 | National Law Review

    Even companies without direct use or knowledge of PFAS use in products should consider a review of supplier materials, as those materials may have PFAS as a component, which could some day subject the company to legal liability issues.

  • The battle for Decatur: PFAS contamination divides an Alabama town


    23 Aug 2020 | The Intercept

    This is just one of a series of conflicts playing out throughout the United States. In countless communities where PFAS have been discovered, residents are now grappling with — and sometimes fighting over — how to force powerful companies to clean them up.

  • 3M strikes deal to clean Tennessee River


    19 Aug 2020 | AON

    The Alabama Department of Environmental Management has struck a deal with the 3M Company to clean up chemicals that it admitted to illegally releasing into the Tennessee River over a 10-year period. The agreement requires the company to clean up the chemicals and identify affected sites.

  • 3M-Decatur enters into consent order with state to clean up industrial pollutants


    26 Jul 2020 | Times Daily

    3M Co. has entered into a consent order with the Alabama Department of Environmental Management that requires the company to clean up "forever chemicals" from its Decatur plant and from numerous waste sites in Morgan and Lawrence counties, ADEM announced today.

  • High chemical levels in water near Decatur landfill concern environmental group, ADEM


    25 Jun 2020 | Alabama Political Reporter

    The most recent PFAS and PFOS tests showed 51,000 ppt levels.

  • Alabama school system prepares to sue over 3M contamination


    26 Dec 2019 | AP News

    News outlets reported that Decatur’s school system has filed notice saying it plans to sue over industrial toxins leaking from the one-time landfill beneath the former Brookhaven Middle School. Chemicals are leaking into a creek, groundwater and the Tennessee River, the system contends.

  • EPA: 3M discharged chemicals without required permit, took years to disclose reporting errors


    26 Sep 2019 | WHNT News 19

    A U.S. EPA inspection report found high levels of perfluorinated chemicals from discharge sites, noted 3M lacks a state discharge permit for a chemical that it's already been discharging and pointed out 3M waited three years to inform regulators about hundreds of instances of incorrect discharge information it had filed.

  • 3M to halt production of undisclosed chemicals at Decatur plant


    19 Sep 2019 | to WHNT News 19

    3M indicated in a statement to to WHNT News 19: "we have elected to temporarily idle certain manufacturing processes. We will resume these processes as soon as practicable.”

  • 3M to test for more chemicals leaking into river in Decatur


    8 Jul 2019 | Alabama Media Group

    3M has agreed to test three closed landfills near its Decatur plant on the Tennessee River to see whether they may still be releasing PFOA and PFOS into the river or groundwater.

  • 3M settlement with water authority totals $35 million


    29 Apr 2019 |

    3M will pay the West Morgan East Lawrence Water and Sewer Authority $35 million in a lawsuit settlement. According to filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission,the settlement amount was agreed upon this month. The company and water authority issued a joint statement Friday on the settlement of the federal…