In 2010, Minnesota’s attorney general sued 3M Company alleging that the company’s production of chemicals known as PFCs had damaged drinking water and natural resources in the southeast Twin Cities metro area, including Woodbury. On Feb. 20, 2018, the State of Minnesota and 3M reached a settlement agreement, with the state receiving a grant from 3M for $850 million.
The Minnesota Department of Health released new findings Feb. 7 related to the health impacts of PFCs found in some east metro communities’ water systems, including Woodbury’s.
View the press release from MDH
Water from Woodbury’s municipal water system remains safe to drink. The city will continue to operate the water system in the same manner as it does today.
PFCs in Woodbury Wells