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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

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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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