New York Sues 3M, Other Manufacturers Over Toxic Foam

By Rachel Graf (June 20, 2018, 7:04 PM EDT) -- The state of New York sued 3M Co., Tyco Fire Products LP and four other manufacturers Tuesday for the almost $39 million that the government has spent to protect residents from toxic firefighting foams made by the companies.

New York Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood alleges in state court that the manufacturers developed firefighting foams that have contaminated New Yorkers' drinking water with perfluorooctane sulfonic acid/perfluoroctane sulfonate, or PFOS, and perfluorooctanoic acid/perflurooctanoate, or PFOA. These chemicals can cause kidney and testicular cancer, ulcerative colitis and other health problems, the suit alleges.

"The conduct of these manufacturers caused widespread contamination of our...

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