Strobel Farms plans to build two new hog buildings in Alton Township in Waseca County. The new “finishing” barns will house up to 4,800 pigs.
News Releases: May 2016
The monitoring is designed to measure and evaluate the condition of rivers, streams, and ditches by studying the biology including fish and aquatic insects, as well as habitat, flow, and water chemistry.
While water enthusiasts and pets enjoy swimming and boating when the weather is calm and sunny, these conditions are also perfect for growing blue-green algae, which can be harmful to both people and animals.
The MPCA has released reports on protecting and restoring the Cannon River watershed, and is accepting comments on the reports through June 23.
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Commissioner John Linc Stine joined state environmental officials from Connecticut, New York, New Hampshire, Vermont and Washington in calling on Congress to reconsider the language in a proposed bill to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976.
The facility, which operates a metal shredder at the site, is believed to be a primary source of particulate emissions that have repeatedly violated state air quality standards near the site since 2014, when the MPCA began operating air monitors near the facility.
The Yellow Medicine River WRAPS report and TMDL report are available for public comment through June 15.
The Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative has agreed to correct the violations and will pay more than $1.5 million in penalties.
The public is invited to comment on the proposed sites’ additions and deletion by June 10, 2016.
The air pollution health alert and advisory will last until 10:00 p.m. Saturday night.
The EAW, which describes potential impacts on land use, water quality and air quality, is open for public review and comment through May 31, 2016.
Penalties from all 22 cases totaled just over $160,000.