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Should you drink it?

This question has been plaguing residents of six east metro communities since chemicals from 3M were discovered in their tap water. John Linc Stine, environmental health division director at the Minnesota Department of Health, says that the answer is elusive. Saying "yes" would disregard possible long-term affects of the now "safe" levels of the chemicals. Saying "no" would declare the water dangerous, but that is not known for sure.

The Star Tribune story above was from Monday's paper. On Wednesday, the Pioneer Press ran a story that said 3M had declared the water safe to drink.

Both stories did a very good job informing the audience about what the concerns were and what the worrisome chemicals were, describing them in detail.