A welcome story on an unwelcome problem, contaminated drinking water wells

Tony Kennedy of the StarTribune uses Governor Dayton’s visit to Worthington to raise the issue of drinking water contamination from farm chemicals citing the problem in a town just west of Worthington. Governor Dayton’s trip to Worthington centered on buffer strips to protect surface waters. Minnesotans are well aware of surface water problems. The media has covered the story well. But the same can’t be said about the wide spread contamination of both municipal and private wells by those same farm chemicals. The issue is just barely coming to light. I am hoping for more media coverage. We need a public discussion before we can get to problem solving.