*NEWS*3M TP PAY $1.5M FOR EPA VIOLATIONS

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*NEWS*3M TP PAY $1.5M FOR EPA VIOLATIONS

 user 2006-05-09 at 10:55:00 am Views: 47
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    3M to pay $1.5 million for EPA violations
    Maplewood-based
    3M Co. has agreed to pay a $1.5 million penalty to the U.S.
    Environmental Protection Agency for 244 violations of the Toxic
    Substances Control Act. The diversified manufacturer neither admitted
    nor denied that it had violated the act. It also had performed a
    systems review of 28 business units and facilities to determine the
    compliance status of all chemicals and processes related to the act.
    Several of the violations concerned reporting on perfluorinated
    compounds – including perfluorooctyl sulfonate, or PFOS – which were
    the active ingredients used for decades in the original formulation of
    3M’s Scotchgard stain and water repellents. The company stopped
    manufacturing PFOS in the United States in 2000, and phased out all of
    the chemistries globally by the end of 2002.