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Twenty years ago, there were more than 100 closed, state-permitted landfills across the state that had accepted garbage, and many of them were contaminating drinking water and generating explosive methane gas.
It is estimated that we toss more than 350,000 tons of salt on the metro area roads, parking lots and sidewalks annually.
AQI levels will be in the upper moderate range, with hourly AQI readings reaching levels considered unhealthy for sensitive groups at times.
In addition to correcting the identified violations, the company has paid a $25,000 penalty.
The violation was detected by an air monitoring station near the Lowry Avenue bridge on the west bank of the Mississippi River.
The MPCA will be accepting comments on the report through Dec. 26.
The MPCA is accepting comments on the Crow Wing River report until Dec. 11.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has penalized the Tiller Corporation, which operates a processing and shipment center for silica sand in North Branch, Minn. for multiple violations of the facility’s air quality permit.

As a result of an investigation by the MPCA, a Perham snack producer, Barrel O’ Fun Snack Foods, is more effectively treating its wastewater before sending it to the city wastewater treatment facility.

In its ongoing efforts to promote environmental compliance, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency concluded 65 enforcement cases in 37 counties throughout Minnesota during the third quarter of 2014.  Penalties from all 65 cases totaled $281,960.

Jason Miller of Minneapolis has paid a fine and taken corrective actions as a result of construction stormwater violations at The Bluffs of Candy Cove, a two-acre residential development near Prior Lake, Minn.

On Nov. 18, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) staff will provide information and take comments about Northshore Mining’s draft air permit proposal to modify two boilers and greatly reduce the facility’s permitted nitrogen oxide emissions.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has released a draft of the wastewater permit for the Western Lake Sanitary Sewer District. 

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Citizens’ Board will consider the adequacy of the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a proposal to construct a new disposal area at the Advanced Disposal Rolling Hills landfill in Wright County. 

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) invites the public to review and comment on an environmental review document for a combined heat and power facility at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus. Comments are being accepted through November 26.

A new report by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and local groups in the Sunrise River watershed recommends action to restore several water bodies in the watershed and protect those in good health.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) will host two meetings on Oct. 23 to share information about a water quality study and plans for reducing phosphorous levels in St. Clair Lake.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) invites the public to review and comment on an Environmental Assessment Worksheet for wastewater infrastructure improvements at a Metropolitan Council site in Eagan. 

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is seeking comments on a watershed restoration and protection report and a water quality report for the Mississippi River-St. Cloud Watershed.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is seeking comments on a watershed restoration and protection report for the North Fork Crow River Watershed.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has penalized Jordan Transformer, which repairs and refurbishes industrial electrical transformers in Jordan, Minn. for operating without a required air quality permit that regulates emissions of air pollutants.  

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) invites the public to an informational meeting Oct. 9, 2014 on the draft state wastewater discharge permit for a proposal by the Jordan Sands Company to mine silica sand at an existing quarry near Mankato.

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has declared Sept. 22-28 SepticSmart week. According to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), now is a good time for families to make sure their septic systems are ready for winter.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is seeking feedback on a draft water quality improvement report for seven lakes in the Rice Creek watershed. Public comments will be accepted through October 21, 2014.

A newly-re-issued industrial stormwater permit may affect municipally-owned industrial facilities that need to apply or re-apply for permit coverage on or before October 5, 2014.

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