Agendas for August work group meetings

3M East Metro Settlement Updates

Agendas for August work group meetings are posted on the 3M Settlement website

Agendas for the August 20 meeting of the Citizen–Business Work Group and the August 21 meeting of the Government and 3M Working Group are available on the homepage of the 3M Settlement website. The agendas for both these meetings are the same and will be held at the Cottage Grove City Hall at 12800 Ravine Parkway South.

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

3M Settlement biannual report

The August 2019 3M Settlement biannual report and spending plan is now available on 3M Settlement website. It includes brief descriptions of projects that have been funded using 2018 settlement funds, activities that are planned for fiscal year 2020, and expenditures that have been incurred thus far.

Rural drinking water options meeting

On August 12, the MPCA, DNR, Minn. Department of Health, and Washington County hosted a forum for communities that are currently served by private wells only. The presentation from this meeting is available on the Drinking Water Supply subgroup webpage. This meeting was also recorded by the South Washington County Telecommunication Commission and you can watch on their YouTube channel.

In February 2018, the state of Minnesota and the 3M Company settled their lawsuit regarding natural resource damages associated with a group of chemicals known as PFCs. 3M has made 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.