The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has released studies of two contaminated sites — the Scanlon and Thomson reservoirs — in the St. Louis River Area of Concern (AOC) that detail cleanup options for the sites.
News Releases: July 2020
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has concluded 118 enforcement cases in the first half of 2020.
The Metropolitan Council’s Metro Transit paid a civil penalty of $14,308 for air quality violations at its Franklin Avenue light-rail operations and maintenance facility in south Minneapolis.
Nutrient pollution needs to significantly decrease — by as much as 75 percent in some waters — for lakes and streams in the Shell Rock River Watershed to better support fish and recreation, according to two reports by the MPCA and its partners.
B&H Petroleum Equipment Company of Mankato, owned by Stargate Inc., has paid a $15,000 civil penalty to the MPCA for a series of underground storage tank violations.
The MPCA released its environmental assessment worksheet for a proposed 5.4 million gallon asphalt cement storage facility in southern Inver Grove Heights.
Kerry Inc., a maker of food ingredients and flavors, paid an $11,350 civil penalty to the MPCA for a series of air-quality violations at its facility in Rochester.
According to a newly released Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) environmental assessment worksheet (EAW), LJP Enterprises of North Mankato LLC is proposing to double its capacity to process source-separated industrial waste, including non-recyclable plastics and wood, using a new shredder at their existing solid-waste transfer station.
If you live in the Brainerd Lakes or Little Falls areas and hear explosions on Wednesday, don’t be alarmed. An Air Force Reserve Unit from the Twin Cities will be detonating some old munitions at Camp Ripley, located at 15000 Highway 115 in Little Falls.
The MPCA released its draft permit and an environmental assessment worksheet for Barrick Family Farms’ proposed swine facility in Norman County, about four miles east of Lockhart.
The MPCA is asking people to be on the lookout for harmful algae blooms on lakes and rivers around the state, which can be harmful to both people and animals.
The MPCA issued an air quality alert for east-central and southeast Minnesota, effective Friday, July 3, from 12 p.m. through 8 p.m.
Koda Energy, LLC, has agreed to pay a $20,000 civil penalty to the MPCA for a series of air-emission violations, dating back to 2017, at its biomass energy generation facility in Shakopee.
Cummins Power Generation, Inc., has paid a $10,278 civil penalty to the MPCA for a series of air quality violations at its facility in Fridley.