The Free Press, Mankato, MN


May 20, 2013

Our View: Lakes reveal chemical abundance


And despite upgrades to wastewater systems throughout the state, it’s important that Minnesota continue to be a leader in pushing for the latest technology to keep on top of the most environmentally aggressive measures to keep our water sources as clean as possible. We are the land of more than 10,000 lakes, but if those lakes and other waterways are full of chemicals, it doesn’t offer us much for bragging rights.

Arguments can always be made that no one has proven that exposure to certain chemicals at certain levels definitely does damage. But how much exposure to how many chemicals do we want to inflict upon our children and grandchildren to find out?

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