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Published: July 9, 2019


3M IS EXPANDING AN INVESTIGATION OF POSSIBLE CHEMICAL CONTAMINATION AROUND ITS NORTH ALABAMA PLANT IN DECATUR.  ACCORDING TO THE TIMES DAILY THE COMPANY IS LOOKING AT OLD LANDFILL SITES IN MORGAN AND LAWRENCE COUNTIES IN ALABAMA TO TEST FOR WASTE THAT MAY INCLUDE SUBSTANCES CALLED P-F-A-S. EARLIER THIS YEAR THE COMPANY WHICH HAS OPERATED THE PLANT IN DECATUR SINCE 1961, SETTLED A LAWSUIT FILED BY A NORTH ALABAMA WATER SYSTEM OVER CONTAMINATION BY CHEMICALS FROM THE SAME FAMILY. DECATUR'S WATER SYSTEM OFFICIALS ADVISE THEY KNOW ABOUT THE 3M REVIEW, AND THAT THE CITY'S WATER REMAINS SAFE TO DRINK.