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.