Alabama Environmental Regulator, 3M Reach Agreement on Contamination Cleanup

Source:, July 31, 2020

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management announced Friday that it has reached an agreement with chemical giant 3M regarding cleanup of “forever chemicals” at its plant in Decatur and at multiple sites in northwest part of the state.

The state environmental agency said under the interim consent order that the company must assess waste sites in Morgan and Lawrence counties and cleanup sites contaminated with a class of chemical compounds commonly known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. The substances are in a family known as “forever chemicals” because they do not degrade in the environment. Read more.

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