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3M Negligence Resulted in PFAS Contamination, Illinois AG Says

March 16, 2022, 9:54 PM

3M Co. violated Illinois statutes by negligently discharging, disposing, and abandoning PFAS at one of its facilities, state Attorney General Kwame Raoul said in a Wednesday court filing.

Raoul (D) asserted in a lawsuit filed in Illinois Circuit Court that St. Paul, Minn.-based 3M has illegally “discharged, emitted, placed, disposed of, leaked, spilled, and/or abandoned” perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at its Cordova, Ill. facility.

The Cordova plant, situated along the banks of the Mississippi River and operational since about 1970, manufactures adhesives, resins, and other specialty chemicals, according to the complaint.

“3M acted responsibly in connection with its manufacturing ...