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3M faces investigation over river contamination

Posted On: Dec. 19, 2022 9:26 AM CST

Environmental liability

The Dutch government is investigating its legal options against U.S.-based chemical firm 3M because of pollution in the Western Scheldt, The Bharat Express News reports. For years, the company’s Belgium-based plant allegedly seeped contaminated groundwater into the 217-mile river that begins in France and flows through Belgium and the Netherlands to the North Sea.