News Releases: May 2014

Early June meetings set to discuss results of water quality monitoring in the St. Louis River Thursday, May 29, 2014

Fish will certainly one of the important topics included in upcoming meetings about the St. Louis River’s water quality.

Hawkins expansion plan is open for public review Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Hawkins, Inc. has proposed an expansion to an existing chemical storage facility in Rosemount. The MPCA has prepared an Environmental Assessment Worksheet for the proposed expansion, and is making the document available for public comment through June 11, 2014.

Freeborn County case highlights risks of burning tires, garbage Thursday, May 8, 2014

Burning tires is a bad idea for human and environmental health. Using hazardous waste to start tires on fire is an even worse idea.

MPCA begins water quality monitoring field work throughout Minnesota Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Monitoring crews from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) are beginning the seventh of a ten-year effort to assess the condition of rivers, streams, and lakes in Minnesota.  This work is funded by the Clean Water Fund from the constitutional amendment passed by voters in 2008.

Let’s talk about compost Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Did you know that between 28 and 38 percent of all waste is compostable? And that composting isn’t limited to just fruit and veggie scraps? Tea bags, tissues and even lint can be added to the compost bin. Every Minnesotan can choose to compost at home by establishing a backyard compost bin or worm compost bin.