News Releases: September 2021

Boise White Paper LLC penalized for releasing 1.4 million gallons of untreated wastewater to Rainy River Thursday, September 30, 2021

According to an MPCA enforcement investigation, Boise White Paper LLC in International Falls discharged approximately 1.4 million gallons of untreated wastewater to the Rainy River as a result of power outages in October 2020 and May 2021.

Al-Corn Clean Fuel LLC had uncontrolled air emissions at Claremont facility in 2018-19 Thursday, September 30, 2021

After a four-year investigation, the MPCA found Al-Corn Clean Fuel LLC had uncontrolled emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), particulate matter, and nitrogen oxide emissions in 2018-19.

Denco II LLC consistently exceeded industrial wastewater and stormwater limits at Morris ethanol facility Thursday, September 30, 2021

Denco II LLC consistently exceeded pollutant limits in its industrial wastewater and stormwater discharges at its ethanol production facility in Morris.

Hawkins, Inc., storage tank violations were potential threat to Mississippi River at facility in St. Paul Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Hawkins, Inc., has corrected multiple aboveground storage tank violations at one of its bulk chemical storage facilities in St. Paul.

MPCA offers grants to reduce harmful air pollution from off-road diesel equipment Tuesday, September 14, 2021

MPCA announces approximately $1 million in grant funds available to replace or improve heavy-duty off-road diesel equipment eligible under the federal Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA).