News Releases: April 2015

New report shines light on water quality concerns in Minnesota Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Urban and agricultural runoff are impairing the quality of Minnesota’s lakes, rivers, and streams.

St. Francis wastewater treatment facility modification is open for public review Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The MPCA has prepared an Environmental Assessment Worksheet for the proposed project, and is making the document available for public comment through May 27, 2015.

MPCA to host news conferences announcing midpoint results of 10-year watershed review Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The MPCA has reached the midpoint of their first-ever comprehensive look at water quality throughout Minnesota.

MPCA releases environmental assessment on wastewater treatment facility in Burnsville Monday, April 27, 2015

Interested parties are invited to review and comment on the environmental review document for the sewer rehabilitation and replacement project in Burnsville until 4:30 p.m. on May 27, 2015.

Minnesota GreenCorps seeks host sites and members for 2015-2016 Thursday, April 23, 2015

Minnesota GreenCorps is an environmentally focused AmeriCorps program that places members with organizations around the state to spend 11 months of service addressing critical environmental issues while gaining experience and learning valuable job skills.

Innovating to improve wastewater treatment Thursday, April 23, 2015

In St. Cloud, Mankato and Windom, pilot projects are underway to try out new methods that may help other cities discharge fewer contaminants and treat wastewater in a more cost-effective way.

MPCA solicits comments on report for Eagan lakes Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Public comments will be accepted through May 19, 2015.

Minnesota is adapting to climate change Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Minnesota communities are struggling with the impacts of climate change, including extreme storms and flooding and increased temperatures intensified by higher humidity.

MPCA completes 58 enforcement cases in first quarter of 2015 Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Penalties from all 58 cases totaled $346,736.

MPCA celebrates citizen work to preserve Minnesota lakes Monday, April 20, 2015

This Earth Day, the MPCA honors the work of citizens around the state who are responding to water quality threats to their beloved lakes.

How healthy is the Vermilion watershed? Find out at April 29 public meeting Monday, April 20, 2015

The MPCA and other state, federal and county water quality experts will begin a ten-year process of monitoring, assessing and protecting good water quality or restoring impaired waters in the Vermilion River Watershed.

Materials Processing LLC is cited for hazardous waste violations Tuesday, April 14, 2015

In addition to correcting the violations, the company has paid a $125,000 civil penalty.

For the love of water, become a volunteer monitor today Monday, April 13, 2015

Volunteer monitoring programs give Minnesotans the opportunity to participate in the long-term protection of lakes and streams by collecting valuable information the state will use to make decisions to maintain and improve the health of our waters.

MNDOT cited for stormwater violations on Highway 53 improvement project Friday, April 10, 2015

In addition to correcting the identified problems, MnDOT paid a $31,380 civil penalty.

The #24EvChallenge is going for Guinness world record with new network of charging stations Friday, April 10, 2015

The addition of these new charging stations has put the Twin Cities in the top 10 in the nation for fast-charging stations.

MPCA seeks comments on revised water quality standard for Spring Lake in Scott County Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The proposed water quality target is specific to this lake, and is meant to address problematic levels of nutrients — specifically phosphorus.

MPCA seeks comments on water quality report for Buffalo River Watershed Monday, April 6, 2015

Comments on the report are being accepted through April 29, 2015.

Comments invited on strategies for restoring waters in Le Sueur River area Monday, April 6, 2015

The reports are open for comment through April 29.

Pioneer Metal Finishing LLC cited for violations of hazardous waste rules Thursday, April 2, 2015

In addition to correcting the identified problems, the company has agreed to pay a $45,000 civil penalty.