Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
The 3M Company
Current Parent Company: 
3M Company
Penalty: 
$5,950,000
Year: 
2021
Date: 
September 1, 2021
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

3M Company and Georgia-Pacific agreed to pay $11.9 million to settle a class action lawsuit alleging that polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from a former paper mill contaminated water supplies in Parchment, Michigan. The settlement did not specify how much each would pay. Here we assume the total was divided equally between them.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
private litigation
Court: 
Western District of Michigan
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Case ID: 
1:18-cv-01225
Case Name: 
Dykehouse et al v. The 3M Company et al
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
settlement
Facility State: 
Michigan
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Minnesota
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
miscellaneous manufacturing
Specific Industry of Parent: 
diversified
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Parent company note: 
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