Reminder — deadline to apply for 3M Settlement Citizen–Business Work Group is June 13

3M East Metro Settlement Updates

Reminder — deadline to apply for 3M Settlement Citizen–Business Work Group is June 13

This work group is being formed to identify and recommend projects and priorities for funding with money from the 3M Settlement. Membership will include Minn. Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and Department of Natural Resource (DNR) representatives, and about 15 at‐large citizen, business, and representatives of nongovernmental organizations who live or are working in the east metropolitan area.

If you are interested in serving on this group, a link to an online application is available on the 3M Settlement website.

More information about the work group is available on the website referenced above. If you have other questions about the group or any of the others being formed, please contact the DNR’s Steve Colvin at 651-259-5709 or by email at

Public meeting on PFCs in St. Paul Park — June 13

The Minn. Department of Health (MDH) monitors the levels of PFCs in municipal drinking water wells. The city of St. Paul Park will host an open house at their city hall, located at 600 Portland Avenue, on June 13th from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. 

At the meeting, St. Paul Park residents can learn about PFC testing and MDH’s new health-based guidance values.

The meeting will include an open house, presentations, and a question and answer period. Representatives from the city, MDH, the Minn. Pollution Control Agency and the Minn. Department of Natural Resources will be at the meeting to provide information and answer questions.

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.