News Releases: October 2015

Winona firm agrees to correct air quality violations Friday, October 30, 2015

In addition to correcting identified violations, the company has agreed to pay a $70,000 penalty.

MPCA to host public meeting on Freeway Landfill site in Burnsville Tuesday, October 27, 2015

At nearly 150 acres, the Freeway Landfill is one of the state’s largest closed landfills, and was in operation from the 1960s until 1990.

MPCA completes 29 enforcement cases in third quarter of 2015 Thursday, October 22, 2015

Penalties from 29 cases totaled $122,590.

MPCA issues air pollution advisory for parts of southern Minnesota Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Fine particle pollution is elevated in parts of southwest and south central Minnesota, and is expected to remain elevated through early Wednesday morning.

$270,000 in grants will help save fuel, cut pollution from diesel engines Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Big, older diesel engines put out a lot of pollution: so much that, in terms of reducing air pollution, changing even one of them to a newer, cleaner-burning model can be equivalent to taking thousands of cars off the road.

Open for comment: Environmental worksheet for aquatic habitat restoration in Duluth Friday, October 2, 2015

The proposal is to restore approximately 350 acres of aquatic habitat toward a shallow, sheltered bay in the 21st Avenue West channel in northeastern St Louis Bay in Duluth.

Mag Mining draft permit public meeting scheduled for Oct. 15 in Bovey Thursday, October 1, 2015

An open house is scheduled from 5 to 6 p.m. to be followed by the draft permit presentation and time for questions and comments.