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.
The proposal would produce 250 tons per day of fuel for incineration off-site and install two systems in an existing building to recover materials and derive fuel from refuse.
The Aug. 22 meeting, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Gary New Duluth Community Center, offers the public a chance to review cleanup options, ranging from no action to full removal of contaminated sediments above cleanup levels.
The public is invited to weigh in on any environmental issues or concerns by Wednesday, Sept. 11.
Changes in water and land management are needed across the Minnesota River Basin to improve water quality in the state’s namesake river, as well as streams and lakes throughout the 10 million acres of the basin, according to four studies released today by the MPCA and local partners.
Many lakes and streams in the Lower Minnesota River Watershed are not meeting water quality standards, according to a new report from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA).
New reports from the MPCA detail causes of water pollution in the Watonwan River Watershed, ways to improve water quality, and how landowners are involved. The reports are open for public comment through September 20.
A new MPCA report on the Minnesota River-Mankato Watershed details the causes of water pollution in the watershed, ways to improve water quality, and how landowners are involved. The report is open for public comment until September 20.
The metal recycler had agreed in a Feb. 28, 2017, court settlement to cease shredding at the Minneapolis facility by Aug. 1, 2019.