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PFAS in MN’s East Metro

May 25, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


MNAEP is hosting a presentation by Rebecca A. Higgins, PG (Hydrogeologist, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency). This is an in-person event open to members and non-members, see below for full details.

“PFAS in MN’s East Metro – What We Know 70 Years Later and a Look Ahead for Safe, Sustainable Drinking Water Resources”

This presentation will provide a regional-scale overview of PFAS impacts in the East Metro area, including drinking water impacts effecting 14 communities. The on-going investigation to understand hydrogeologic complexities combine with emerging science and technologies to shed light into the overall understanding of existing and potential future risks.

Date: Thursday, May 25th

Time: 5:30 – 7:00pm (5:30-6:00 networking, 6:00 presentation followed Q&A)

Location: KLJ, 370 Osborn Building Unit 400 (4th Floor) St. Paul, MN

RSVP to minnesotaaep@gmail.com by Thursday, May 18th

For parking, please use surface lot located at intersection of Wabasha St. N. and 4th St., Treasure Island Center Parking located at 400 Wabsah St. N., St. Paul, MN 55102 (use the skyway to access Osborn 370 building).

Presenter bio:

Rebecca Higgins, PG

East Metro Unit, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Rebecca is a Senior Hydrogeologist at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and currently serves as a Co-Chair of the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council and President-Elect of the Minnesota Ground Water Association. As a state regulator, she is the technical lead for the PFAS Source Assessment and Feasibility in the East Metro under the 2018 3M Settlement and Hydrologist for Consent Order sites in the East Metro. Previously, she led contaminated site investigation and remediation projects including Brownfields redevelopment, petroleum, mercury, and asbestos contaminants. She is a licensed Professional Geologist and has a Bachelor of Science in Geology from North Dakota State University.


B.S. Geology, North Dakota State University, 1998


2007-Present – Hydrologist III, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

2004-2007 – Braun Intertec, MN

1998-2004 – Versar, Inc. and AG&W Environmental Engineering, CO


MN AELSLAGID, Professional Geologist, #44826

ITRC, Board of Advisors, Co-Chair

MGWA, Board, President-Elect



May 25, 2023
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm