Allbet:US giant 3M agrees big payout in Belgium chemical scandal


In the out-of-court settlement deal, 3M will invest €571 million for the benefit of the local community and Flanders. – EPA pic, July 6, 2022.

US multinational 3M today agreed to pay out €571 million (RM2.6 billion) to resolve a row over years of toxic discharges around its Zwijndrecht plant near the Belgian port city of Antwerp. 




3M and the Dutch-speaking region of Flanders announced the out-of-court settlement in a joint statement, saying it resolved “ongoing disagreements” related to the production of widely used per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at the plant.


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