In all of 2016, the MPCA completed 146 cases, totaling $1,173,948 in penalties.
News Releases: January 2017
The upper Mississippi River is in great shape until pollutants flow in from farmland and cities — by the time it reaches Minneapolis, it no longer meets water quality standards for river life and recreation.
The amount of corn processed at the plant would increase from 25 million to 38.5 million bushels per year, and water use from 216 to 225 million gallons per year.
The company has made corrections and agreed to pay a $26,000 civil penalty.
The project includes the installation of eight aboveground storage tanks, a rail spur, and equipment to load, store, blend and unload asphalt cement.
The MPCA will hold a public information meeting on the Holden Farms proposal Thursday, Jan. 12, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the St. Charles Community Center in St. Charles.
The report identifies agricultural runoff as the main source of phosphorus loading to these lakes — other sources include failing septic systems and roadway runoff.