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Tue Aug 13, 2019, 05:57 AM

Here's who's asking for money from 3M's $850 million settlement

The first proposals for spending a portion of $720 million from an environmental lawsuit mostly ask for the same thing: Plumbing.

Officials have released the applications for a $25-million piece of the 2018 settlement against the 3M Co. Most of the 18 applications are seeking connections to city water systems, so they can shut down privately-owned wells.

The applications include a $5 million water system for a building and a request from an Indian community for a well feasibility study in West Lakeland Township.

The applications are being collected by the state Pollution Control Agency and the Department of Natural Resources.

The two agencies are distributing the settlement money from the environmental damage lawsuit. In February 2018, 3M paid $850 million after the Attorney General sued for environmental damage caused by chemicals manufactured by 3M.

Read more: https://www.twincities.com/2019/08/09/3ms-850-million-settlement-could-support-city-water-connections/

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TexasTowelie Aug 2019 OP
democratisphere Aug 2019 #1
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 06:25 AM

1. THIS will send Post-it Note prices even higher.

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Response to democratisphere (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 06:33 AM

2. That isn't the only extra expense for me.

The price of scouring pads for the dishes also will increase. I might not be able to get the copper-bottom pots and pans as shiny as my elevated household cleanliness standards demand. I tried a less expensive brand from the store and there is a noticeable difference in quality so I have to stick with 3M.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 06:51 AM

3. Scotch Tape too.

The cost of existing goes even higher.

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Response to democratisphere (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 06:55 AM

4. I swear that I'm going to jump,

but the tallest building in this town is only four floors--that may not be high enough to do me in.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 07:10 AM

5. Damn low rise buildings.



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