City of St. Paul Park 

on the Mississippi

Community Meeting-Feburary 15, 2007

Low levels of PFBA found in six cities’ wells in southeast metropolitan area
Levels pose no immediate health risk to residents; source of contamination under investigation

The Minnesota Department of Health has detected low levels of the chemical perfluorobutanoic acid (PFBA) in municipal wells in Woodbury, Cottage Grove, Newport, St. Paul Park, South St. Paul and Hastings. The contamination in all of these cities, except Woodbury, appears to be occurring in an area of groundwater that is separate from the one in Lake Elmo and Oakdale. The source of this new area of contamination is under investigation.

On February 15, 2007, St. Paul Park, Newport, and Grey Cloud Island residents had the opportunity to talk with Minnesota Department of Health staff regarding the contamination discovered in community wells. 

City of St. Paul Park, 600 Portland Avenue, St. Paul Park MN 55071