Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
3M Company
Current Parent Company: 
3M Company
Penalty: 
$80,000
Year: 
2021
Date: 
April 19, 2021
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Hazardous Waste - 3M failed to properly store hazardous waste containers in permitted hazardous waste storage areas. The investigation found one container of hydrofluoric acid releasing toxic gas into the air. An additional 901 hazardous waste containers containing hydrofluoric acid, some with bulging barrel lids, were stored throughout the Cottage Grove facility. 3M failed to immediately notify the MPCA of an excessive and abnormal unpermitted emission that may cause air pollution that endangers human health.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Minnesota
Facility City: 
Cottage Grove
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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