Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
3M
Current Parent Company: 
3M Company
Penalty: 
$12,500,000
Year: 
2021
Date: 
April 4, 2021
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

3M agreed to pay $12.5 million to the city of Bemidji, Minnesota to resolve allegations that damgerous chemicals known as PFAS iontained n fire-fighting foam produced by the company contaminated the city's water supply.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
private litigation
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
settlement
Facility State: 
Minnesota
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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