Bloomberg Law
March 30, 2023, 8:22 PM

3M, Wolverine to Pay $54 Million in PFAS Dumping Settlement

Samantha Hawkins
Samantha Hawkins
Legal Reporter

The 3M Co. and footwear maker Wolverine World Wide Inc. will pay $54 million as part of a proposed class action settlement over allegations they’re responsible for the release of PFAS chemicals into the environment in Kent County, Mich., according to a federal judge who granted final approval of the deal.

After nearly five years of litigation and negotiations, the plaintiffs, 3M, and Wolverine reached a deal that provides payments to 1,733 property owners in the affected areas.

  • Residents said that a 3M-manufactured PFAS-based water-repellent chemical called Scotchgard, which Wolverine, maker of Saucony, Sperry and Merrell and its own name-brand ...

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