The proposed system would replace individual and community sewage treatment systems, many of which are failing to protect groundwater, do not meet setback requirements, and/or have exceeded their life expectancy.
News Releases: November 2019
The MPCA added 581 new waterbodies with 728 new impairments to the state’s impaired waters list — bodies of water that do not meet water quality standards.
Seven of the 22 stream segments studied showed low oxygen levels or excess sediment, which are conditions detrimental to fish and aquatic insects, and the west branch of the Warroad River exceeded water quality standards for E. coli bacteria.
The 160-acre facility includes disposal areas for construction and demolition waste, municipal solid waste, and ash produced from the Olmsted Waste-to-Energy Facility and Mayo Clinic medical waste incinerator.
The MPCA requests public comment on proposed modifications of the municipal stormwater general permit.
The new requirements were ordered after an MPCA investigation determined that Water Gremlin failed to comply with hazardous waste regulations that minimize the possibility of a release of hazardous waste at its White Bear Township facility.
After evaluating options and gathering public input, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has selected remedies for three contaminated sites on the Duluth waterfront. Engineers will now begin designing the projects.