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3M PFAS Production Shut Down in Belgium By Environmental Regulators

By November 2, 2021November 12th, 2021PFAS in the news

3M has temporarily shut down some operations at a factory in Belgium after environmental regulators there banned emissions of PFAS.

It appears to be the first time any regulator globally has moved to stop production of PFAS, a controversial class of chemicals that 3M pioneered decades ago.

Amid a dispute over water and soil pollution, the Flemish environmental agency issued a new safety measure on Oct. 29 that prohibits emissions of all forms of PFAS from 3M’s factory in Zwijndrecht, a city in the northern part of the country in the province of Antwerp. Read more…