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Nitrate problem worsening in rural Minnesota's drinking water


Brian Peterson – Star Tribune

A buffer strip of grass and trees along the Rock River west of Edgerton is a good example of the protective strips that help filter runoff.

Nitrate pollution in public drinking water across rural Minnesota is not only widespread but getting worse, a new report shows.

While not a surprising finding, the analysis released Wednesday is a sobering reminder that fast action is needed to control the contamination.


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