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3M Settles Nonstick Chemical Suit with Alabama Water Utility (1)

April 26, 2019, 7:52 PMUpdated: April 26, 2019, 8:59 PM

3M Company struck a deal to settle water contamination claims by an Alabama municipal water utility, allowing the utility to install a multimillion-dollar filtration system without raising customer rates.

The company and utility April 26 jointly announced the settlement of a lawsuit pending in federal court.

The West Morgan-East Lawrence Water and Sewer Authority had blamed 3M and other companies for PFAS contamination in the Tennessee River about 13 miles downstream from their Decatur, Ala., manufacturing facilities.

The announcement didn’t provide a dollar amount for the settlement, and a 3M spokeswoman declined to comment beyond the information ...