MPCA Commissioner Laura Bishop looking forward to collaborating with fellow state agency leaders and citizen board members as the newly appointed chair of the state Environmental Quality Board (EQB).
There are two primary sources of concern for E. coli entering the Minnesota River: livestock from unpermitted animal feeding operations, and septic systems that represent public health threats.
The facility has pollution control equipment designed to limit TCE emissions, but the MPCA and MDH recently learned that the equipment was not functioning properly and may not have been for some time.
In all of 2018, the MPCA completed 194 cases, totaling $1,062,440 in penalties.
Pollutant levels have been going down for 30 years even as the economy continues to grow, but air quality is not the same across the state -- in some places, it’s not so good.
The MPCA and local watershed partners are recommending stream and ditch restoration projects, and that landowners implement voluntary management practices to reduce water pollution in the watershed.
The Magellan Pipeline Corp. proposes to build a 5-million-gallon tank at its petroleum storage and loading facility outside Eyota.
During a public comment period, citizens raised concerns about the potential for groundwater contamination.
Public comment period extended to January 11 for the SKB Lansing Landfill, north of Austin in Mower County.
Recommendations include projects to restore streams, ditches and wetlands, and voluntary land management practices by landowners to restore and protect waters in the watershed.
During the time the draft permits were open for public comments, the MPCA received more than 700 comments.
The public information meeting will be on Jan. 2 at Lansing Township Hall
Munitions include hand grenades, blasting caps, detonating cords and fuses.
Citing the need to address elevated levels of nitrate in drinking water in the karst region of southeast Minnesota, MPCA Commissioner John Linc Stine is announcing his decision to deny a general permit for the proposed Catalpa swine facility in Fillmore County near Mabel, Minn.
The affected area now includes the Twin Cities, Willmar, Hutchinson, Mankato, Albert Lea, Rochester, Winona, and the Tribal Nations of Prairie Island and Upper Sioux.
The affected area includes the Twin Cities metro, Willmar, and Hutchinson.
It only takes a teaspoon of salt to permanently pollute five gallons of water.
The meeting will be held on Dec. 4 at the Mabel Community Center, 201 Main St. South.
Snow-covered and frozen soils make land application of manure a challenge.
Penalties from all 39 cases totaled just over $203,000.
The agency extended the public comment period by two weeks due to requests from many citizens.
The proposal would increase the dairy herd from 1,728 cows and calves to 4,628 total.
The St. Louis River AOC will have seven remaining impairments to address before the entire St Louis River AOC can be delisted.
The company agreed to correct the violations and will pay a $32,485 civil penalty.
The proposer plans to build a new 2,500-head swine finishing facility about 2 miles southwest of Alden.