On three occasions between May 2013 and April 2014, failures in the pipeline and a breach in the tailings basin perimeter dike caused the release of about 8,500 cubic yards of tailings slurry and aggregate from a washed-out dike road into 15.3 acres of adjacent wetlands and the pipeline ditch.
News Releases: June 2015
The MPCA completed an Environmental Assessment Worksheet on the proposed expansion and will accept comments on it until 4:30 p.m. on July 22, 2015.
In addition to correcting identified problems, the company paid a $30,000 penalty.
Those interested may comment on the proposed feedlot EAW until 4:30 p.m. on July 8, 2015.
Last year the Minnesota Legislature provided funding to help small businesses reduce pollutants and so far, 12 have received more than $400,000 in grants.
A new study released by the MPCA shows that lakes and streams, even in remote parts of Minnesota, are contaminated by pharmaceuticals, cosmetic ingredients and endocrine-disrupting compounds.
Reducing phosphorus that causes algae in lakes and rivers is the goal of innovative approaches proposed in wastewater permits for the city of Princeton and Metropolitan Council Environmental Services.