Pollution Settlement

3M, Alabama Communities Reach $98M Pollution Settlement

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — 3M will pay $98.4 million to settle lawsuits over contamination from its chemical plant along the Tennessee River in north Alabama under a new settlement. The agreement announced Tuesday was reached through court-ordered mediation with local government agencies, 3M and other companies. It would fund both past and future cleanup work and pay for efforts to…