Burotica / Scotch 3M

Burotica / Scotch 3M

DISTRICT COURT/FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT/Court file No.27-CV-10-28862 of 20/2/2018 AGREEMENT AND ORDER between the State of Minnesota as Plaintiff and 3M Company as Defendant/


13. 3M will make a Grant in the amount of $ 850 million to the State which shall be held in the 3M Grant for Water Quality and Sustainability Fund, within fifteen (15) days from the Effective Date of this Agreement.

14. A. As the first and highest priority the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and/or the Department of Natural Resources shall utilise the Grant […] to enhance the quality, quantity and sustainability of the drinking water in the East Metropolitan Area, which shall include, but is not necessarily limited to, the cities of Woodbury, Oakdale, Lake Elmo, Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park, Afton, and Newport and the townships of West Lakeland and Grey Cloud Island. The goal of this highest priority work is to ensure clean drinking water in sufficient supply to residents and businesses in the East Metropolitan East to meet their current and future water needs. Examples of projects […] may include, but are not limited to, the development of alternative drinking water sources for municipalities and individual households […], the treatment of existing water supplies, water conservation and efficiency, open space acquisition, and groundwater recharge. […] the State shall prioritize water supplies where health based values, health risk limits, and/or health risk indices for per- and poly-fluoridated chemicals are exceeded.


18. In consideration of the stipulated relief, the sufficiency of which is acknowledged, including 3M’s payments specified herein, the State fully and completely releases and waives against 3M […] any and all claims […] alleged in the State’s Amended Complaint […] for natural resource damages […] arising out of or relating to 3M’s manufacture, distribution, disposal or other environmental management of per- and poly-fluoridated chemicals or the release of 3M PFCsinto the environment.


21. The Parties are executing this Agreement for the sole purpose of settling and fully resolving the State’s claims against 3M, which are disputed. Nothing about the Agreement […] does constitute evidence of liability or wrongful conduct on the part of either Party […] Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed as an admission that 3M has legal responsibility for any contamination or other inquiry associated with the Washington County Landfill. This Agreement shall not be admissible in any future administrative or judicial proceeding as evidence of fault or liability in any investigation, claim, action, suit, or proceeding or federal or state court or arbitration proceeding.