3M, Others PFAS Contamination of Tennessee River Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:

According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

This settlement resolves a pollution class action against 3M Company, Daikin America, Inc., Dyneon, LLC, Synagro WWT, Inc., Synagro South, LLC, Toray Fluorofibers (America), Inc., BFI Waste Systems of Alabama, LLC, BFI Waste Systems of North America, LLC, the City of Decatur, Alabama, and Morgan County, Alabama. The complaint alleges that the companies released certain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, polluting the Tennessee River and surrounding soil, groundwater, air, and fish.

Docket Number:


Company: 3M

Filing Deadline: May 5, 2022

Class Period: April 21, 2003 to December 17, 2021

Objection Deadline: March 17, 2022

Exclusion Deadline: March 17, 2022

Final Approval Hearing: April 21, 2022

Proof of Purchase:

Persons with an ownership interest in properties should attach to their claim forms any documentation that supports their ownership claims (such as a deed or tax statement).


You may be eligible if you are a person who has owned, occupied, had an ownership or possessory interest in, lived at, maintained a business at, worked at, or recreated on any real property, including the Tennessee River, its tributaries, and other bodies of water, located in Morgan, Lawrence, Franklin, Limestone, Colbert, or Lauderdale Counties, in Alabama, at any time between April 21, 2003 and December 17, 2021.

A Sludge Application Settlement Subclass has also been defined, to include all class members who, as of December 17, 2021, own, occupy or have a possessory interest in real property in Morgan, Lawrence, Franklin, or Limestone Counties, Alabama, on which biosolids containing PFAS compounds were applied at any time.

Typical Settlement Amount:

(1) Equitable relief requiring the Synagro defendants to provide investigation, remediation, and monitoring of sites, soils, basins, ponds, groundwater, and fish. (2) Monetary compensation for Sludge Application Settlement Subclass Members (but not for other class members) from some of the defendants. Portion of $5,000,000 minus administration costs.

Total Settlement Amount: Approximately $300,000,000 for PFAS-related investigations, monitoring programs, and remediation projects

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firms:
Alexander, Corder & Shelly, PC
Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, LLP

Claim Form: 3M, Others PFAS Contamination of Tennessee River Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: James St. John, Jr, v. 3M Company

Settlement Website: 3M, Others PFAS Contamination of Tennessee River Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
KCC Class Action Services, LLC

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

St. John v. 3M Company Settlement Administrator
P.O. Box 43502
Providence, RI 02940-3502

Tags: Contaminated Water/Groundwater, Environmental, Environmental Contamination, Environmental Damage, PFOA