State of Minnesota sues 3M over water contamination
January 3, 2011
Minnesota's attorney general has filed a lawsuit against 3M
, alleging that the company polluted groundwater and surface waters near the Twin Cities with perfluorochemicals (PFCs) used in the company's stain repellents. The attorney general claims that the pollution went on for 50 years
. 3M is a major employer in Minnesota, having started in 1902 as Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Co.
in Duluth. It's the 5th-largest company headquarted in the state
as measured by revenues and the tenth-biggest employer in the state
. The news is of particular interest to us because the state claims that the contaminated waterways included the Mississippi River
forms the eastern border of the state of Iowa.
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last revised January 2011