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State budget plan would idle PFC biomonitoring study in Washington County

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State health officials plan to idle a study of perfluorochemical (PFC) levels in Cottage Grove and other east-metro residents, but a legislative effort could reverse that decision.


The Minnesota Department of Health plans to wind down its monitoring of 3M-produced chemicals in a group of local citizens and divert funds to other public health research deemed "more pressing."

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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