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State sues 3M over PFCs in Washington County

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Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson on Thursday sued 3M Company over past chemical contamination of ground water in the eastern Twin Cities. Swanson's office wants the company to pay for environmental damage caused by decades of pollution in the Washington County area.

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"3M polluted and damaged our waters with these chemicals," Swanson said in a statement. "The lawsuit asks the company to make right the problems caused by its contamination of our waters."

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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