3M Settles PFAS Groundwater Contamination Case in Minnesota

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The Minnesota Attorney General’s $5 billion water pollution lawsuit against 3M Company for PFAS groundwater contamination has been settled out of court for $850 million. The 3M Company agreed to pay the settlement that will provide grant funding to help remediate the contamination of private wells in Washington County, where 3M made and disposed of PFAS compounds used for nonstick cookware, fire extinguishers, and stain repellent. For more information about the case and how the settlement money will be used, visit the Minnesota Pollution Control website.