Agendas for September work group meetings now available

3M East Metro Settlement Updates

Agendas for September work group meetings available on 3M Settlement website

The agendas for the September Citizen–Business Work Group and Government and 3M Working Group meetings are posted on the 3M Settlement website. The agendas for each meeting are the same. 

The primary topic of discussion will be the list of drinking water projects that were submitted in August and early September. 

The Citizen–Business Work Group meets on Tuesday, September  17 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. The Government and 3M Working Group meets Wednesday, September 18, from 9:00 to noon.  Both meetings will be at the Cottage Grove City Hall located at 12800 Ravine Parkway South.

All 3M Settlement meetings are open to the public and time is reserved for questions and comments from attendees. Questions about these meetings can be emailed to

House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing on PFAS

On Tuesday, a congressional subcommittee heard testimony about PFAS as the U.S. House considers bills to limit the use of the chemical. You can watch the testimony here — PFAS Contamination and the Need for Corporate Accountability.

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.