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Project Update: Arsenic in Minnesota Groundwater.

Erickson, Mindy and Melissa Metzler.

In response to research showing that long-term exposure to low levels of arsenic increases the risk of adverse health effects such as skin cancer and disorders of the circulatory, nervous, and digestive systems, the federal government recently tightened the maximum containment level (MCL) for arsenic to 10 micrograms per liter (ug/L). Communities will need to comply with the new MCL by January 1, 2006, and many small communities throughout Minnesota, Iowa, and the Dakotas have unique geology that contributes to concentrations of arsenic that exceed the new federal level. Building a new treatment plant is one option for affected communities, but for many small towns, this solution is prohibitively expensive. This update describes a CURA-supported research project that identifies lower cost compliance options for Minnesota communities.

CURA Reporter
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Minneapolis: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota.
Funded by a consortium of funding provided by CURA and various government and community agencies.
33 (3): 19
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Reporter 33 (3)