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3M Must Face New Jersey’s PFAS, PFOA Contamination Claims (1)

Jan. 3, 2022, 4:21 PMUpdated: Jan. 4, 2022, 9:27 PM

New Jersey’s lawsuit against the 3M Company over alleged PFAS and PFOA contamination can proceed, after a federal judge ruled that the state showed it didn’t have timely knowledge needed to protect its citizens, but the company did.

The state says in its lawsuit that E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. released hazardous substances at four locations while knowing for decades that the substances were dangerous. The company knew the per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, also known as PFAS, and perfluorooctanoic acid, known as PFOA, persist in the environment and accumulate in blood, the complaint says.

DuPont bought the substances ...