3M Co. News

3M Agrees to Pay $98M to Resolve Suits Over ‘Forever’ Chemicals

NEW YORK — Industrial conglomerate 3M Co. on Tuesday said it had agreed to pay about $98.4 million to settle claims that it contaminated the Tennessee River with toxic chemicals. 3M agreed to resolve a lawsuit by environmental group Tennessee …

Court Revives Litigation Over 3M Surgical Device Citing Excluded Testimony

A federal appeals court on Monday revived nearly 6,000 lawsuits alleging that a widely used device produced by 3M Co. to keep surgical patients warm caused them to develop infections. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the Minnesota …

Masks Are Coveted Items With Covid and Smoke Sweeping West Coast

Lindsey Major, wracked with asthma, crisscrossed Seattle in search of an N95 mask as wildfire smoke blanketed the West Coast. The 25-year-old from Mercer Island scoured stores. Pharmacies, big-box outlets, grocers — none had anything to offer. At work, a …

Alabama City’s Elections Hit By Fight Over Chemical Lawsuits

DECATUR, Ala. — Contamination from a chemical plant in north Alabama is tainting something else — elections in the city of Decatur. Three City Council members seeking reelection tell The Decatur Daily that Mayor Tab Bowling and a lawyer are …