Minnesota sues 3M over pollution claims

Reuters: The state of Minnesota sued 3M Co on Thursday, saying that the company contaminated the state's waters for decades with chemicals used in some of its best known products, including Scotchgard stain repellent. The lawsuit, filed by Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson, seeks unspecified damages from 3M. The company did not respond to a request for a comment. According to the complaint, filed in state court, St. Paul-based 3M polluted public and private wells in the state for years by pumping......

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