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Mass. City Says 3M Foam Contamination Suit Should Proceed

Law360, Boston (May 18, 2018, 3:57 PM EDT) -- A western Massachusetts city told a federal judge on Friday its lawsuit claiming that a fire suppression foam manufactured by chemical companies including 3M Co., Chemguard Inc. and Tyco Fire Products LP contaminated its water supply should go forward, saying the companies' claims that the suit is improper don't hold up.

The city of Westfield says 3M supplied a fire suppression foam with two chemicals for fire training — perfluorooctanesulfonic acid and perfluorooctanoic acid — that it knew for decades posed a significant health risk. On...
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