News Releases: October 2020

MPCA a step closer on St. Louis River Area of Concern cleanup with Erie Pier Ponds Wednesday, October 21, 2020

The MPCA has completed another step towards the cleanup of the Ponds behind Erie Pier project, one of 11 MPCA remediation projects in the Duluth-Superior Harbor.

Northshore Mining seeks water quality certification from MPCA Monday, October 19, 2020

The MPCA today released a draft 401 water quality certification for Northshore Mining Company and is asking for public input on the draft certification.

Crown Cork & Seal pays $60,173 for air quality violations in Steele County Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Crown Cork & Seal, a company that makes packaging products, has agreed to pay a $60,173 civil penalty to the MPCA for air quality violations at its manufacturing facility in Owatonna.

River Country Cooperative pays $15,988 for petroleum storage tank violations in South St. Paul Wednesday, October 14, 2020

River Country Cooperative has paid a $15,988 civil penalty to the MPCA for petroleum storage tank violations at its facility in South St. Paul.

As nation marks Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, locals on guard to protect St. Croix River Wednesday, October 14, 2020

The St. Croix River, treasured for its natural features, cultural significance, and exceptional fishing and boating, is heralded by officials in Wisconsin and Minnesota as a shining example of successful water protection.

MPCA releases second draft permit for Prairie River Minerals Friday, October 9, 2020

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) today released its second of two draft permits for Prairie River Minerals.

New wood-stove emission standards in effect in Minnesota Thursday, October 8, 2020

As of May 2020, new stoves and outdoor boilers must be certified to new emission standards to be sold or installed in Minnesota.

MPCA announces new protective water and fish values for PFAS Thursday, October 1, 2020

Today the MPCA announced several metro water bodies now have new protective water and fish consumption values for perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), one of the most studied per - and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).