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3M, Business Groups Can’t Halt New Jersey PFAS Limits (Correct)

Jan. 5, 2021, 10:09 PM; Updated: Jan. 6, 2021, 1:26 AM

3M Co. and a coalition of New Jersey businesses and utilities lost their bid to stop the state from implementing restrictions on PFAS chemicals in drinking water, after a state appeals court rejected their request to stay the rules pending full legal review.

The appellate division of the Superior Court of New Jersey denied the group’s motion to stay the regulation Monday. The rule sets enforceable limits on two chemicals in the wide family of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, known as PFOA and PFOS.

The regulation will inflict “irreparable harm” on thousands of New Jersey businesses and their customers, including...

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