News Releases: August 2021

MPCA reports: Protection rather than restoration is priority for two Boundary Waters watersheds Monday, August 30, 2021

Protection strategies are crucial to protect water quality of lakes and streams in the watersheds bordering the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in northern Minnesota according to four draft reports by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA).

State announces comprehensive drinking water plan for 14 East Metro communities impacted by PFAS Wednesday, August 18, 2021

The MPCA and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today released a drinking water supply plan for the 14 communities impacted by 3M’s PFAS contamination in the East Metro.

3M, American Crystal Sugar, Archer Daniel Midland among 90 compliance and enforcement cases at MPCA in first half of 2021 Friday, August 6, 2021

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) closed 90 enforcement cases for air quality, waste, stormwater, and wastewater violations in the first half of 2021.

Kerry Biofunctional Ingredients facility in Rochester illegally discharges wastewater into area ponds and wetlands Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Kerry Biofunctional Ingredients, Inc., a maker of food ingredients and flavors, violated several state environmental regulations, including illegal discharges into area wetlands and failing to obtain or renew required permits.

As temps rise, so does potential for harmful algae and need to reduce pollution Monday, August 2, 2021

This year’s persistent hot, dry conditions are increasing the potential for algal blooms, including the kind that can be harmful to people and pets.