PFAS Settlement Sees Political Backlash

PFAS Settlement Sees Political Backlash

Wisconsin’s governor says the 10-billion-dollar settlement from 3-M over PFAS contamination isn’t enough.

Both Governor Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul yesterday said the offer from 3-M may do more harm than good. The governor said in a statement that the deal is structured so water systems across the state could end-up paying 3-M once the settlement dollars run out. 3-M is one of the largest producers of PFAS chemicals, and has offered nearly two dozen states 10-billion-dollars to settle contamination claims. The governor also doesn’t like the provision in the settlement that requires local water systems to agree to the terms, without first knowing how much money they will receive.


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