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3M Agrees to a $98.4 Million Settlement With Alabama Counties Over the Use of “Forever Chemicals”

A settlement of $98.4 million has been offered in a long-running lawsuit over chemical contamination in Morgan County.

Decatur, Morgan County and Decatur Utilities today announced settlement agreements have been reached through mediation with 3M and other companies in two lawsuits over the use of so-called “forever chemicals.”

Through a court-ordered mediation process, the city, county, and Decatur Utilities will receive a $98.4 million settlement from 3M, if the governing bodies of the three approve the agreements. The Decatur City Council and the Morgan County Commission will each hold a special meeting Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. at Ingalls Harbor Pavilion, 802-A Wilson Street N.W. to consider the settlement.

Read the source article at al.com

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