By Luke Brantley
GUIN — The Guin Water Works and Sewer Board met with Mark Smith, representing Krebs Engineering, to go over plans for a new, temporary addition to the water treatment plant which will allow the plant to filter out PFAS and other toxic chemicals from the city’s drinking water.
PFAS, short for per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances, is a toxic chemical known to cause various types of cancer and other illnesses. The water board sued 3M in 2020 after chemicals from their Guin plant were found in the city’s water source. The lawsuit was settled in late 2021. The water board and 3M are currently facing another lawsuit filed by citizens who claim to have suffered as a result.
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