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Guam files PFAS lawsuit against 3M

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By Marian Johns | Jan 13, 2020

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HAGATNA, Guam (Legal Newsline) – The Government of Guam alleges chemical agents produced by 3M and others that were used at former military installations have polluted the U.S. territory's environment. 

The Government of Guam filed a complaint in the Superior Court of Guam against The 3M Co., Tyco Fire Products and others alleging strict products liability, negligence, public nuisance and violation of the Consumer Protection Act. 

The Government of Guam alleges that 3M and the other defendants designed, manufactured and sold firefighting chemical agents known as aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) to the U.S. military that contained perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and/or perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). The plaintiff alleges the AFFF products, which were used at former military sites in Guam, have polluted the drinking water and natural resources and created a public health issue.

The Government of Guam seeks restitution, a trial by jury and all other proper relief. It is represented by Deputy Attorney General Kenneth Orcutt and  Assistant Attorneys General Joseph Perez and Janice Camacho in Tamuning, Guam. 

3M transferred the case to the U.S. District Court of Guam on Nov. 14.

U.S. District Court of Guam case number 2:19-CV-03602-RMG

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