Reminder: 3M Settlement update meeting for local elected officials May 29

3M East Metro Settlement Updates

Rescheduled 3M Settlement meeting for local elected officials

Just a reminder that the Minn. Pollution Control Agency and Minn. Department of Natural Resources has rescheduled a 3M Settlement update meeting for local elected officials for Wednesday, May 29, at the Park High School in Cottage Grove from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The address of the school is 8040 80th St. South.

The primary purpose of this meeting is to update local elected officials on the creation of a Conceptual Drinking Water Supply Plan for the East Metropolitan Area. The plan will offer direction on how to provide safe, sustainable drinking water while addressing each affected community’s needs now and into the future. It will also take into account both public water systems and private well users, using an area-wide approach.

All 3M Settlement meetings are open to the public and time is set aside for questions from attendees.

Meeting notes for May work group meeting now available

Meeting summaries and presentations for the May 14 Citizen–Business Work Group meeting and the May 15 Government and 3M Working Group meeting are now available on the 3M Settlement website. 

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.