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San Luis Obispo County recently joined the steady stream of disgruntled groups across the nation attempting to hold major chemical companies responsible for allegedly contaminating their surroundings with toxic chemicals. Through a national, multi-district lawsuit filed in South Carolina federal court on Jan. 18, SLO County pointed its finger at a slew of big companies like 3M Company, Buckeye Fire Equipment Company, and Chemguard Inc. among others, accusing them of manufacturing and selling aqueous film-forming foam packed with a cocktail of acids…