The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) began testing wastewater treatment plants for the presence of PFCs last April. Turns out that water coming out of the Brainerd treatment plant is way above all the others tested for PFOS, coming in at 1.51 parts per billion – or almost 14 times higher than the Twin Cities. This is made all the more strange by the fact that they don’t know where the contamination is coming from. You can see the summary of test results from all the sites in this PDF.
Their news release doesn’t seem to be online as I write this. In the mean time, here is the MPCA’s PFC page.
Maybe it is just because there is seemingly a story in every newspaper in the state today about Harry Potter (considered perhaps the greenest book ever, btw), but do you think it is a coincidence that this news is released the same day as the last book? Does that mean Lord Voldemort wins out?