News Releases: June 2015

Pipeline, storage basin failures send ore tailings and road aggregate into wetlands; 2 enforcement actions result Wednesday, June 24, 2015

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.

MPCA seeks comments from public on proposed chicken farm expansion in Renville County Monday, June 22, 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.

Crow Wing Feeders is penalized for feedlot violations Wednesday, June 10, 2015

In addition to correcting identified problems, the company paid a $30,000 penalty.

MPCA seeks comments from public on proposed hog feedlot in Nicollet County Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Those interested may comment on the proposed feedlot EAW until 4:30 p.m. on July 8, 2015.

State helps Minnesota's small businesses clean up the air Thursday, June 4, 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.

Medications, cosmetic ingredients and endocrine disruptors found in Minnesota lakes and streams Tuesday, June 2, 2015

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.

Agencies, cities get creative to protect lakes and streams Monday, June 1, 2015

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.