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$54M Settlement Approved Involving 3M Co. to Resolve PFAS Chemicals Lawsuit

A judge has given tentative approval in a $54 million settlement involving Wolverine Worldwide and 3M Co. related to a class action lawsuit over PFAS chemicals that contaminated drinking water in western Michigan. The chemicals from a since-closed tannery were discovered five years ago.

The class-action suit involves approximately 1,700 properties north of Grand Rapids, according to the Associated Press.

Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals (PFAS) were long used in industrial applications, but do not easily break down and can migrate from the soil into the groundwater.

Read the source article at SGB Media Online

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