United Kingdom: Guernsey and 3M in legal fight over fire extinguisher chemicals

Telegraph: A dispute over pollution from fire extinguishers has brought the island of Guernsey into a court battle with 3M, the conglomerate best known for making Post-it notes and Scotch tape. The States of Guernsey this week argued in the High Court in London that two decades of using 3M’s firefighting foam at its airports contaminated the groundwater. The island has spent millions of pounds treating soil and water after a fire in 2005 led to tests that showed signs of Perfluorooctane sulphonate (PFOS),......

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