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New York Sues 3M, Five Others Over Firefighting Foam Residue

June 20, 2018, 8:58 PMUpdated: June 20, 2018, 10:26 PM

New York sued 3M Co. and five other manufacturers of firefighting foam tied to drinking water contamination near military and civilian airports, seeking at least $39 million for costs of cleaning up residues of toxic fluorochemicals.

The lawsuit follows other legal actions by counties and residents in areas where perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) have been implicated in drinking water contamination, but is the first filed by a state to recover cleanup costs from releases of the fluorochemicals from airports into the environment.

It seeks to hold the companies liable ...

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