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3M Slapped With Suit Alleging Dairy Milk Contamination (1)

Feb. 8, 2019, 5:37 PMUpdated: Feb. 8, 2019, 8:53 PM

3M Co. should be held liable for damage caused to a New Mexico dairy farm by cancer-causing chemicals that leached into groundwater, a new lawsuit alleges.

The owner of Highland Dairy in Clovis, N.M., a farm with 1,800 dairy cows, says the business was significantly damaged from perfluorooctanoic acid and other chemical runoff from fire suppression foam used at nearby Cannon Air Force Base.

3M, E.I. DuPont De Nemours & Co., Tyco Fire Products LP, and other companies manufactured and distributed the PFOA-containing products used to extinguish aviation, marine, and other flammable liquid fires, according to the Feb. ...

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