News Releases: June 2016

MPCA develops plan to restore and protect Long Prairie River watershed Thursday, June 30, 2016

The Long Prairie River watershed includes all or parts of Douglas, Otter Tail, Todd and Morrison counties.

MPCA seeks comments on proposed expansion of Kasson’s wastewater treatment plant Thursday, June 30, 2016

The city plans to improve and expand the capacity of its wastewater treatment plant to more effectively treat its wastewater, and accept and treat more wastewater.

MPCA seeks comments on proposed landfill expansion in Inver Grove Heights Monday, June 27, 2016

The footprint of the landfill will not increase, but the company that operates it is requesting clearance to develop cover slopes around the entire facility.

Fourteen dust emission events impacted Iron Range residents Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Area residents’ homes have been affected by dust from the United Taconite facility more than a dozen times during a 31-month period.

Winnebago ethanol plant again taking steps to correct environmental violations Tuesday, June 21, 2016

In addition to correcting all identified problems, the ethanol plant will also pay a $39,450 penalty.

Redeye River watershed report outlines plan for restoring water quality Monday, June 20, 2016

The TMDL report for the watershed is open for public review and comment through July 20, 2016.

MPCA issues air pollution advisory for ozone on Sunday, June 19 Saturday, June 18, 2016

The air pollution health advisory is in effect for Sunday, June 19 from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

MPCA announces resolution of investigation in PFOS in Lake Calhoun Tuesday, June 14, 2016

An agreement between the MPCA and a metal plating facility in St. Louis Park, Minn. resolves an effort to find the source of PFOS contamination in fish and water in Lake Calhoun.

MPCA issues air pollution advisory for Saturday, June 11 Friday, June 10, 2016

The advisory is in effect on Saturday, June 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

MPCA seeks comments on water quality reports for Sand Hill River Watershed Friday, June 10, 2016

Comments on the report are being accepted through June 29, 2016.

MPCA issues air pollution advisory for western, central, southern Minnesota Thursday, June 9, 2016

The AQI is forecast to reach into the low to mid-90s during the day on Friday, which approaches a level considered unhealthy for sensitive groups.