Minn. Agency Seeks To Dive Into 3M Water Pollution Fray

Law360, New York (November 7, 2011, 7:34 PM EST) -- A Twin Cities-area agency sought Monday to join Minnesota's water pollution lawsuit against 3M Co., arguing the manufacturer — and not sewer fee ratepayers — should cover the massive costs of meeting new, stricter environmental standards for treated wastewater.

The Metropolitan Council hopes to intervene in a lawsuit that the Minnesota attorney general's office filed in December, demanding that 3M pay for the cleanup of perfluorochemicals, or PFCs from Minnesota waters. The city of Lake Elmo, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Minnesota Pollution...
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