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Department to test for arsenic



Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health is seeking participants for an arsenic study.

They're looking for well owners in the county to help out.

The environmental health service section has received funding to test a certain number of residential wells for high levels of arsenic and study the results to learn more specifically about how and why arsenic is in private wells.

Approximately 125 well owners have received or will receive a letter of request to participate in this voluntary project, at no cost.

Those well owners were chosen because their well was determined to be a good candidate for the study due to its geographical location, depth and other known well information.

Being a good candidate for this study does not mean that the well contains water with arsenic.

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