As winter gives way to spring, rapid snow melt and the potential for flooding pose challenges for farmers who spread livestock manure on cropland. Farmers who spread solid manure during winter must ensure that it doesn’t run off the field, with snowmelt flowing to ditches, streams and other waters.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has upgraded the severity and geographic range of the air pollution health advisory issued yesterday.
Crow Wing County Landfill has paid a fine and taken corrective actions as a result of hazardous and solid waste violations at its facility east of Brainerd, Minn
In its ongoing efforts to promote environmental compliance, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency concluded 65 enforcement cases in 41 counties throughout Minnesota during the fourth quarter of 2013. Penalties from all 65 cases totaled just under $630,000.
Electronics distributor Digi-Key Corporation has paid a fine and taken corrective action to ensure that generators in its Thief River Falls facility are operated according to state requirements.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has penalized Dentim Inc., a photo-etching facility doing business as ETCHIT in Buffalo, Minnesota, for violations of the company’s state-issued water quality permit.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) published in the Dec. 23, 2014 “Minnesota State Register” their proposal to delete one Minneapolis site – the Bassett Creek/Irving Avenue Dump site ‒ from the State of Minnesota Permanent List of Priorities (PLP), Minnesota’s list of state Superfund sites.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) have announced the membership of a new joint advisory panel that will guide the agencies as they consider possible rulemaking for the regulation of silica sand operations in Minnesota.
The Minnesota State Legislature has directed the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to produce a report detailing recommendations for a statewide "recycling refund program" for beverage containers that would achieve an 80 percent recycling rate. This report is due to the Legislature in January 2014.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) met the 2013 goal for the Wild Rice Standards Study and has released experiment and monitoring summary reports and data.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has penalized Crow Wing County and Anderson Bros. Construction for stormwater violations resulting from a road realignment and roundabout project near Nisswa, Minn.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has penalized Cass County and Tri-City Paving for stormwater violations resulting from a culvert replacement project on County Highway 17, about four miles west of Pequot Lakes, Minn.
New water quality studies released by the MPCA focus on reducing nutrient levels in the Jefferson-German chain of lakes and Lake Volney in south-central Minnesota.
Just as frost can cause problems with underground pipes in cities, it can also impact pipes and other parts of septic systems that are used to treat and disperse sewage.
For years, doctors have told people to stick to a low-salt diet. According to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), our waters should follow the same advice.
As a result of complaints about wastewater treatment pond odors in the city of Perham, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) conducted an investigation and is requiring the city of Perham to work with local industries to reduce the potential for future odor problems.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has announced the draft 2014 Impaired Waters List, which will be open for public comment in January 2014.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is releasing a waste composition report today, which highlights trends of recycling in Minnesota.
Open house public meetings have been scheduled around the state to review and comment on a proposed statewide strategy for reducing nutrients – phosphorus and nitrogen – that escape into surface and groundwater.