Legislators will hear report on 3M landfill cleanupby Stephanie Hemphill, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — A legislative committee will hear progress reports on health studies and cleanup efforts related to pollution from a 3M landfill.
The East Metro PFC Oversight Working Group is a special legislative committee set up to keep track of the results of contamination of water supplies from a landfill owned by 3M.
The company made perfluourochemicals or PFCs for more than 50 years at its plant along the Mississippi River.
The Health Department is tracking some area residents for possible health problems, and monitoring the effectiveness of water filters installed in homes.
The Pollution Control Agency is supervising the landfill's closing.
Both agencies will report their progress to the legislative committee.
The meeting is open to the public, today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Woodbury City Hall.