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3M Fails to Overturn Regulators’ Shutdown of PFAS Production in Belgium

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

A Belgian court has rejected 3M’s plea to overturn a recent ban on PFAS chemical production at its plant near Antwerp.

Environmental regulators for the Flemish regional government in Belgium two weeks ago ordered 3M to halt production of PFAS. It appears to be the first time any regulator globally has taken such action over the controversial class of chemicals.

In response, 3M Belgium requested an ‘urgent’ suspension of the PFAS ban until a dispute with the Flemish government over the chemicals is resolved. On Friday, Belgium’s highest administrative court, the Council of State, rejected 3M’s plea. Read more…