Consumer products like these are among those generating contaminants of emerging concern in rivers, lakes and groundwater. Courtesy Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Chemicals spread into Minnesota groundwater
Dave Peters and Elizabeth Dunbar
MPR News 91.3 FM
ST. PAUL — In what may be the nation’s most extensive study of its kind, a survey of 118 test wells scattered around Minnesota has found that about a third of them contain measurable levels of antibiotics, detergents, and other consumer chemicals known as “contaminants of emerging concern.”
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