Agendas for next week's work group meetings available

3M East Metro Settlement Updates

Agendas for next work group meetings available

Agendas for the Sept. 18 Citizen–Business Group meeting and Sept. 19 Government and 3M Work Group meeting are available on the 3M Settlement website. The agendas for both meetings are the same.

The Citizen–Business Group meets from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and the Government and 3M Work Group meets from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Both meetings will be in the Training Room of the Cottage Grove City Hall at 12800 Ravine Parkway South

All meetings of all 3M Settlement work groups are open to the public, and time will be reserved at the end of each meeting for questions from attendees.

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Work group charters now available

Charters for each of the 3M Settlement work groups are now posted on their respective pages on the 3M Settlement website.

Open house in Lakeland Sept. 18

Minn. Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and Minn. Department of Health (MDH) staff will be available to answer questions about groundwater contamination in the Lakeland and Lakeland Shores area at an open house from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18. The open house will be held at the Lakeland City Hall, located at 690 Quinnell Ave. N.

At 6:00 p.m., MPCA and MDH staff will make presentations before the Lakeland City Council. Drinking water wells in the Lakeland and Lakeland Shores areas are a priority for testing for PFC contamination. Some wells in this area are also contaminated with volatile organic compounds from another source.

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.