News Releases: October 2017

Twin Cities scrap metal recycler penalized for polluting Hennepin County creek Tuesday, October 31, 2017

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.

MPCA completes 31 enforcement cases in third quarter of 2017 Friday, October 27, 2017

Penalties from all 31 cases totaled just over $170,000.

Three industrial slips in Duluth harbor are now closer to completion Thursday, October 26, 2017

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.

Le Sueur egg-washing facility fined for wastewater violations Thursday, October 19, 2017

The facility, which is used to wash freshly laid eggs, generates about 6,000 gallons of wastewater a day.

2018 Impaired waters list: Success stories surfacing for Minnesota lakes, streams Wednesday, October 11, 2017

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.

Most waters in Missouri River basin fail to support fishing and swimming; restoration needed Tuesday, October 3, 2017

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.

Minnesota River continues to suffer in water quality despite some improvements Monday, October 2, 2017

There is more to do if Minnesota’s namesake river is to meet water quality standards designed to protect river life and recreation.