Pollutant levels have been going down for 30 years even as the economy continues to grow, but air quality is not the same across the state -- in some places, it’s not so good.
The MPCA and local watershed partners are recommending stream and ditch restoration projects, and that landowners implement voluntary management practices to reduce water pollution in the watershed.
The Magellan Pipeline Corp. proposes to build a 5-million-gallon tank at its petroleum storage and loading facility outside Eyota.
During a public comment period, citizens raised concerns about the potential for groundwater contamination.
Public comment period extended to January 11 for the SKB Lansing Landfill, north of Austin in Mower County.
Recommendations include projects to restore streams, ditches and wetlands, and voluntary land management practices by landowners to restore and protect waters in the watershed.
During the time the draft permits were open for public comments, the MPCA received more than 700 comments.
The public information meeting will be on Jan. 2 at Lansing Township Hall
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Citing the need to address elevated levels of nitrate in drinking water in the karst region of southeast Minnesota, MPCA Commissioner John Linc Stine is announcing his decision to deny a general permit for the proposed Catalpa swine facility in Fillmore County near Mabel, Minn.
The affected area now includes the Twin Cities, Willmar, Hutchinson, Mankato, Albert Lea, Rochester, Winona, and the Tribal Nations of Prairie Island and Upper Sioux.
The affected area includes the Twin Cities metro, Willmar, and Hutchinson.
It only takes a teaspoon of salt to permanently pollute five gallons of water.
The meeting will be held on Dec. 4 at the Mabel Community Center, 201 Main St. South.
Snow-covered and frozen soils make land application of manure a challenge.
Penalties from all 39 cases totaled just over $203,000.
The agency extended the public comment period by two weeks due to requests from many citizens.
The proposal would increase the dairy herd from 1,728 cows and calves to 4,628 total.
The St. Louis River AOC will have seven remaining impairments to address before the entire St Louis River AOC can be delisted.
The company agreed to correct the violations and will pay a $32,485 civil penalty.
The proposer plans to build a new 2,500-head swine finishing facility about 2 miles southwest of Alden.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is postponing its decision on whether to order an Environmental Impact Statement for a proposed swine facility in Fillmore County.
Scotch Prairie Farms in Wabasha County, about seven miles southeast of Lake City, is proposing to triple its dairy operation, according to an Environmental Assessment Worksheet prepared by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA).
The affected area includes the Ely, Hibbing, Duluth, Brainerd, Alexandria, St. Cloud, Marshall, and Mankato, and the tribal nations of Grand Portage, Leech Lake, Fond du Lac, and Mille Lacs.
This is in addition to the air quality alert already in effect for the northern half of the state and the affected area now includes the Twin Cities metro area, Mankato, Rochester, and St. Cloud and the tribal nations of Upper Sioux and Prairie Island.