MPCA has completed a project to consolidate and analyze groundwater monitoring data reported by operators of C&D landfills to better understand groundwater impacts. The results are summarized in a final report and and supplemental tool for visualizing the data.
Site investigations and permitting
MPCA's Solid Waste Permitting Program has developed a method for prioritizing investigation of construction and demolition debris landfills based on environmental risk. The score will be the basis on which the agency will prioritize its work on permitting and site investigations, addressing those with the highest scores first. The prioritization list is under revision and will be available here when updates are complete.
MPCA plans to amend existing Minnesota Rules governing permits and solid waste landfills (chapters 7001 and 7035).
Research on the impacts to groundwater from unlined construction and demolition debris landfilling for permitted solid waste facilities across Minnesota.