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  • Federal PFAS hearing to focus on ‘widespread industrial contamination’


    22 Jul 2019 | MLive

    PFAS pollution across a 25-square mile swath of West Michigan traced to Wolverine World Wide’s manufacturing over decades raises questions of federal policy, state action and corporate responsibility… Sandy Wynn-Stelt’s home is just yards from a former Wolverine dump that is poisoning her water. Her blood tested at 750 times the…

  • North Carolina: Soil samples to be taken as part of GenX agreement


    20 Jul 2019 | The Fayetteville Observer

    Chemours, the company that makes GenX has agreed to take soil samples. The company is also to pay a $12 million penalty and $1 million in investigative costs to the state, submit monthly reports about its GenX emissions, and provide drinking water to homes near the plant that have elevated levels of GenX.

  • 3M could face huge cleanup costs over substance in Scotchgard


    15 Jul 2019 | Star Tribune

    New federal laws will soon address a national chemical pollution problem and could put 3M and other producers of PFAS into a multibillion-dollar financial bind.

  • Mediation proposed for Wolverine PFAS municipal water dispute


    11 Jul 2019 | MLive

    Wolverine World Wide will enter ‘structured, confidential’ mediation under proposed settlement discussions with the state of Michigan and two Kent County townships, which want the shoemaker to pay for extending municipal water to areas where its tannery waste has contaminated the groundwater.

  • A vote this week may help launch changes to federal PFAS oversight


    10 Jul 2019 | MLive

    Congress is looking at a wave of proposed PFAS legislation, including several amendments added to the military spending bill for 2020. If the U.S. House of Representatives votes as expected this week on its version of the National Defense Authorization Act for 2020, environmental proponents say, they’re likely to include measures that would strengthen PFAS requirements for the federal government and military...

  • 3M stock is the biggest loser in the Dow today. This is why


    5 Jul 2019 | Barron’s

    3M has hit a rough patch, facing new environmental liabilities at the same time that global economic growth is slowing. The concerns have led investors to sell 3M stock (ticker: MMM), driving down its price by more than 20% from its 52-week high. 

  • Chemours says DuPont lowballed environmental liabilities


    1 Jul 2019 | Washington Post

    Chemours, a spinoff of DuPont’s Performance Chemicals unit, filed a recently unsealed lawsuit against DuPont, claiming that the maximum liability exposure figures that DuPont certified prior to the spinoff have proven to be “systematically and spectacularly wrong.”

  • New Hampshire sues 3M, DuPont, 6 other companies over PFAS contamination


    29 May 2019 | Union Leader

    The state of New Hampshire is taking some of the biggest chemical companies in the world to court, seeking hundreds of millions of dollars to clean up groundwater and other forms of contamination from a group of highly toxic chemicals used in everything from firefighting foam to Teflon pans.

  • US House Committee holds hearing on PFAS risks


    28 May 2019 | Wisconsin Public Radio

    The U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing on the risk of contamination and exposure to PFAS. The class of chemicals are used in everyday products like cookware, carpets and firefighting foam. More than 4,700 PFAS chemicals are known to exist...

  • New Jersey sues companies over PFAS contamination


    15 May 2019 | StateImpact Pennsylvania

    New Jersey filed a lawsuit Tuesday against eight manufacturers and sellers of firefighting foam that included forms of Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, a class of unregulated toxic chemicals that has polluted soil and water nationwide. The lawsuit, filed in the state’s Superior Court, alleges consumer and environmental fraud.…

  • Michigan AG plans to sue 3M over PFAS crisis


    9 May 2019 | woodtv

    Michigan Attorney General announced Thursday she will pursue litigation against Minnesota-based 3M, the maker of PFAS that has contaminated wells and waterways across the state… 3M produced PFAS for decades for products like Scotchgard and firefighting foam…

  • Chemours reveals amount of toxic PFAS substitute it sent to plant in South Jersey


    6 May 2019 | WITF

    The chemical company Chemours shipped thousands of pounds of a toxic PFAS substitute to its Chambers Works site in South Jersey between 2015 and 2018, and generated specific quantities of chemical waste at the plant over a longer period. The company’s newly released report, which it sent to…

  • 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…

  • PFAS-related suits gain steam as litigants hit Wolverine Worldwide


    22 Apr 2019 | The Detroit News

    Read the full article by Leonard N. Fleming “Some of the nation’s high-profile environmental law firms, along with Michigan-based ones, are waging legal battles related to PFAS contamination in the state after decades of waste dumping by a popular shoe manufacturer that has seeped into private wells. The civil lawsuits over per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, the so-called forever…

  • Military challenging states on $2 billion chemical liability


    16 Apr 2019 | Bucks County Intelligencer

    The U.S. Department of Defense has quietly begun battling environmental regulators in several states, after the agencies attempted to force the military to clean toxic firefighting chemicals from polluted streams, marshes and aquifers. The efforts mark the opening acts of what could turn into a…

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