The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) today released its proposed impaired waters list for 2022. 305 water bodies have been added with 417 new impairments. List coordinator Miranda Nichols says that means overall…

“This year’s list has over 6,000 impairments on nearly 3,000 water bodies.”

For the first time, the MPCA listed waters in Greater Minnesota with PFAS (P-fass) chemical contamination. The MPCA plans to remove 31 waters from Minnesota’s 2022 list because of improving water quality.