Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) Commissioner Laura Bishop, along with state legislators, state agency leaders and community advocates, recently shared Minnesota’s PFAS Blueprint – a statewide strategy to prevent, manage and clean up PFAS contamination.

State agencies have developed a coordinated, strategic approach that protects Minnesota families and communities. The Blueprint identifies 10 priority areas that are centered on additional research, new health guidance, drinking water and food protection, and more tools for cleanup and prevention. This document does not include specific final policy or regulatory actions, but it provides the starting point for an ongoing discussion with partners and stakeholders.

With more than 5,000 structures and over 9,000 identified chemistries, PFAS are present in the environment and will remain so for generations. Less than one percent of PFAS have been tested for toxicity, but all PFAS are either extremely persistent in the environment or break down into extremely persistent PFAS.