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3M, Minnesota Settlement Funds $700 Million in PFAS Remedies (1)

Aug. 18, 2021, 9:01 PMUpdated: Aug. 18, 2021, 9:33 PM

An $850 million settlement between 3M Co. and Minnesota will fund a state effort to give residents exposed to “forever chemicals” safe drinking water.

The state plan unveiled Wednesday will spend about $700 million, which is the amount left for the plan after legal fees and other expenses are deducted.

The funds will in part build or expand six new water treatment plants, treat 33 municipal wells, connect 296 homes to municipal water systems, and provide nearly 1,000 homes using private wells with individual filtration systems, state officials said.

The settlement, reached in 2018, resolved a lawsuit the state’s attorney ...

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