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With PFAS everywhere, Minnesota calls for big new crackdown on the ‘forever chemicals

By February 10, 2021February 12th, 2021PFAS in the news

Minnesota is rolling out an ambitious statewide strategy to tackle the toxic cancer-linked “forever chemicals” polluting the state’s rivers, lakes and drinking water.

Minnesota’s PFAS Blueprint would move the state well beyond its environmental damages settlement with 3M Co. to nail the sources of ongoing contamination, prevent it and clean it up. The plan calls for clearly designating the entire class of man-made chemicals called PFAS as a “hazardous substance” in state law, for example, and would require companies to disclose any PFAS they use to regulators. Read more…