Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is proposing to add four sites and remove all or part of three sites from Minnesota’s Permanent List of Priorities (PLP), the official roll of state Superfund sites.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) today released its draft permit and estimated greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for the proposed Daley Farms expansion in Winona County.
MPCA continues to hold Water Gremlin accountable to permit and administrative order requirements
We scatter an estimated 445,000 tons of chloride-laden salt in Minnesota each year. More than 70 percent of that mixes with stormwater and ends up in our lakes, rivers, and streams, where it is toxic to fish and other aquatic life.
MPCA is requesting public comments on the environmental review for the proposed Azcon/DSPA and AGP/Northland Slips cleanup.
The majority of streams in the Minnesota portions of the Upper Iowa River and Mississippi River-Reno watersheds meet water quality standards, according to new studies by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA).
The MPCA is recommending strategies for improving water quality in the Upper Wapsipinicon River Watershed.
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.
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.
Como Lube & Supplies, Inc., has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $50,000 to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) for violations related to operating and maintaining storage tanks at its Duluth facility.
Heartland Corn Products, an ethanol producer in Winthrop, has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $53,000 to the MPCA for a variety of environmental violations at its facility in Winthrop.
Two new reports from the MPCA and the Board of Water and Soil Resources highlight agricultural conservation practices that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Minnesota, while also protecting water quality and soil health.
After crops are harvested, Minnesota livestock producers will be applying billions of gallons or pounds of stored manure to cropland. Wet weather is complicating the harvest, but it also plays a role in proper manure management
The company has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $61,680 to the MPCA for violations related to operating and maintaining storage tanks and piping at its Roseville facility.
The Burnsville Sanitary Landfill is currently permitted to hold 25.4 million cubic yards of mixed municipal solid waste, construction and demolition debris, and industrial waste.
Proposed standards would address Minnesota’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases
The MPCA informed the company that it is unable to issue a 401 Certification in light of a recent Court of Appeals decision and because additional information is needed to ensure compliance with water quality standards.
Under the settlement, Northern Metal Recycling admitted it submitted inaccurate emissions records to the MPCA and will permanently shut down its Minneapolis shredder operations by 6:00 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019.
The MPCA is offering up to $1.5 million to help businesses, communities, and organizations purchase new all-electric vehicles or equipment to replace diesel models.
Legislators will see how the Legacy Amendment is making a difference to water quality in southeast Minnesota when they come to Rochester and the surrounding area Sept. 15-16 for a tour.