A Tunnel Project Has Revealed 3M’s History of Dumping Toxic Chemicals in Antwerp


An investigative report published Friday by Bloomberg puts into the perspective the lengths 3M and local governments have gone to obscure the severity of global exposure to PFOS, or perfluorooctanesulfonic acid.

The controversy is the Oosterweel tunnel Link — the proposed subterranean tunnel that would connect ends of the R1, Antwerp’s. This tunnel would run in close proximity to a 3M plant, and directly under ground contaminated with PFOS, a “forever chemical” used in hydrophobic coatings that is almost impossible to eradicate from soil, water and the human body.


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