PFC case goes to jury
The first case related to PFC water contamination by 3M went to the jury yesterday. If plaintiffs win their claim, based on damage to property values because of the PFCs, expect more cases to be filed. The Strib summarizes:
3M legally dumped perfluorochemicals, or PFCs, into landfills ending in the 1970s. The chemicals were later found in humans and animals around the world. Super-doses were shown to cause thyroid problems, cancer and birth defects in rats.
In 2004 and 2005, traces of PFCs were discovered in groundwater in a 15-mile swath of the county, from Oakdale to Hastings.
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