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USA: Several co.s to face class action lawsuit over waste dumping practices allegedly harmful for health; co.s deny allegations

"Merrell, Saucony Parent Facing More Than 90 Lawsuits Stemming From Waste Dumping Practices", 28 Feb 2018

Wolverine World Wide Inc. is up against...more than 90 lawsuits related to its waste management practices and use of...ingredients that some have claimed are harmful and may have contaminated drinking water and damaged properties in parts of Michigan...A class action suit by property owners and residents...against Wolverine, 3M (the maker of the chemicals in question), Waste Management Inc. and Waste Management of Michigan Inc....alleges that...exposure has been associated with serious health problems..."...3M has no liability for any damages allegedly caused by Wolverine’s manufacturing and waste disposal practices," 3M said in a statement...[T]he company [Wolverine]said it continues to work with...regulators "...to address these issues..."  "The bottom line is that many of the allegations...are misleading and not supported by the facts," the company added.