News Releases: September 2016

MPCA seeks comments on proposed projects at Flint Hills’ Rosemount facility Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Flint Hills Resources Pine Bend LLC in Rosemount is proposing a collection of projects designed to increase the facility’s energy efficiency, reduce its air emissions and improve its processing capabilities.

Wet weather challenging manure storage capacity Friday, September 23, 2016

Heavy rains over the last two months, and predictions for more on the way, have two State agencies working with livestock groups, farming organizations and counties to find options for farmers dealing with manure storage issues.

Crops, environment benefit from proper application of livestock manure on harvested fields Thursday, September 22, 2016

Fall is a busy time for farmers, and not only for the crop harvest. Livestock producers will be applying billions of gallons or pounds of stored manure to fertilize next year’s crop.

July flooding caused damage to city of Willow River wastewater ponds, repairs to be made Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The city is working with its consultant and the MPCA to repair the ponds as quickly as possible.

Hibbing taconite facility required to seek out innovative dust control technologies Thursday, September 15, 2016

In addition to correcting identified problems, the company has paid a $23,000 penalty.

North Minneapolis recycling company working with MPCA to improve air quality Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Alliance Recycling Group first company in the area to step forward to reduce and prevent air pollution

MPCA seeks comments from public on proposed hog feedlot in Goodhue County Tuesday, September 6, 2016

The public may submit written comments on the Circle K EAW until 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 5.

MPCA announces members of first Environmental Justice Advisory Group Tuesday, September 6, 2016

The group will provide input and recommendations about ways to incorporate the principles of environmental justice into the agency’s work.