Metro Metals Corporation agreed to pay a $20,000 penalty and complete eight compliance actions as part of an industrial stormwater and hazardous waste enforcement agreement.
News Releases: October 2017
Penalties from all 31 cases totaled just over $170,000.
At a combined estimated $9.9 million cost to complete the process from design through construction, the selected remedies now move into the design phase.
The facility, which is used to wash freshly laid eggs, generates about 6,000 gallons of wastewater a day.
As Minnesota continues its statewide checkup of waters and lists those failing to meet standards, some good examples of protective and restorative work are starting to surface.
Stream bank erosion and stormwater runoff degrade water quality with sediment that clouds the water, excess nutrients that grow algae, and bacteria that can make the water unsafe for swimming.
There is more to do if Minnesota’s namesake river is to meet water quality standards designed to protect river life and recreation.