PFAS bills clear first hurdle, opposition emerges from coalition of companies

March 2, 2023

Read the full article by Nathan O'Neal (Fox 9)

"A batch of bills that would limit or ban the use of PFAS chemicals in Minnesota cleared its first legislative hurdle Thursday.

PFAS chemicals have a long history in the East Metro after the groundwater for thousands of people was contaminated by the so-called "forever chemicals."

"While the attention has been on the East Metro wells and aquifers, water all over the state is impacted," said Avonna Stark of Minnesota Clean Water Action.

Man-made chemicals do not break down naturally in the environment and have been linked to serious health problems like cancer."