Lake Elmo meeting to be rescheduled, framework proposed for prioritizing projects to be funded by settlement dollars

3M East Metro Settlement Updates

In February 2018,  Minnesota and the 3M Company settled their lawsuit regarding natural resource damages associated with a group of chemicals known as PFCs. 3M is making a grant of $850 million as a condition of the settlement to address two priorities in the east metro area. Priority 1 is safe drinking water and groundwater sustainability. Priority 2 is restoring and enhancing natural resources. 

This is the first of periodic updates that the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will distribute as implementation of the settlement proceeds. These updates will include information regarding drinking water and natural resource projects funded under the settlement. You can also visit the 3M settlement webpage to keep up with recent developments.