Officials testing wells in Cottage Grove after discovering PFCs nearby

Officials are testing wells on private property after the chemicals turned up unexpectedly in a 3M company landfill in Woodbury.
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Officials are testing wells on private property after the chemicals turned up unexpectedly in a 3M company landfill in Woodbury.

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