The 3M settlement: What you need to know

Atty. General Lori Swanson announces a settlement between the state and 3M
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson announces a $850 million settlement between the state and 3M at the Hennepin County Government Center on Feb. 20, 2018.
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The state of Minnesota accepted $850 million from manufacturing giant 3M over water contamination.

The state alleges that 3M knew decades ago about risks linked to its chemicals that wound up in the groundwater in the east metro. Those chemicals are called perfluorochemicals, or PFCs. 3M faces at least two dozen lawsuits related to PFCs around the country.

Lori Swanson, Minnesota's Attorney General, joined the program to discuss what the settlement means. Then, host Mike Mulcahy was joined by reporter Elizabeth Dunbar, who provided background about the company and lawsuit.

Use the audio player above to listen to their discussion.

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