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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is in line for nearly $42 million in federal funding to help with projects related to water.

An announcement from the Environmental Protection Agency says the state is eligible for about $18 million to help with projects like fixing old water infrastructure, fixing stormwater problems and recycling.

Another $23 million is available to improve drinking water systems. Those projects can include things like removing water lines that contain lead and protection from floods.

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — 3M says it is expanding an investigation of possible chemical contamination around its north Alabama plant in Decatur.

WAAY-TV reports the company issued a statement Monday saying it's looking at old landfill sites in Morgan and Lawrence counties to test for waste that may include substances called PFAS. The landfills date back to the 1950s.