Sustained Outrage

Minn. AG sues 3M over PFC pollution

This just in from the fine folks at Minnesota Public Radio:

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson has filed suit against Minnesota-based industrial giant 3M for contaminating groundwater with PFCs, formerly an ingredient in stain repellents, fire retardants and other chemical products.

In a press release this morning, the AG said that a six-month moratorium on legal action expires today. The company and the state had entered into a formal negotiation agreement in May and negotiated on a settlement for six months.

In her statement, Swanson said no settlement was reached during the talks, which expired today.

See previous Sustained Outrage coverage of PFC issues in Minnesota involving 3M here, here, and here.