Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

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Name: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 1 reports

City of Biscay project will mitigate violations

The city of Biscay’s wastewater collection and treatment system, currently under construction, will help correct ongoing health concerns, that were documented back in 2009.Peter Miller of Wenck Associates, Inc., told the McLeod County Planning Advisory ... [Published Glencoe News - 7 hours ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

Winona to hold public discussion on frac sand monitoring results

City staff should get an idea next week from the results of more than nine months of monitoring downtown Winona air for ambient frac sand and emissions.The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency plans to meet Oct. 7 with city officials and staff during a ... [Published Winona Daily News - 10 hours ago]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

UMore contaminated soil not threatening drinking water, study shows

The contaminated soil at the site of the former Gopher Ordnance Works gun-power plant in Rosemount is not putting drinking water at risk, according to a report by the Minnesota Department of Health.A public health assessment found that no known exposures ... [Published TwinCities.com - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

Report finds hazards at U's Rosemount site

Contamination in the soil of a University of Minnesota-owned property in Rosemount doesn’t appear to be putting drinking water at risk — but plenty of other hazards on the site are in need of attention.Those are among the key findings of a report released ... [Published Minneapolis Star Tribune - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 28 2014 - Updated Sep 28 2014 - 1 reports

Steve Schild: Come to the meeting

The frac sand industry’s impact on Winona and the people who live here will be the topic of a public meeting at 4 p.m. Oct. 7 in the Winona Senior Friendship Center. At the meeting will be officials from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and ... [Published Winona Daily News - Sep 28 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Questions on CO2 Compliance Dates

By Posted at 11:51 a.m. Sept. 26, 2014SAUL LOEB/AFP/Industry, states and advocacy groups are asking how EPA’s Clean Power Plan will treat measures that will be taken between the reference year of 2012 and the compliance deadline of 2020.“It does a not ... [Published Roll Call Online - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 22 2014 - Updated Sep 22 2014 - 1 reports

Minn. Jobs Impacted as Fewer People Recycle

Updated: 09/22/2014 5:43 PMCreated: 09/17/2014 4:06 PM KSTP.comBy: Todd WilsonFewer Minnesotans are recycling. In fact, officials say recycling has been down for a decade.The more Minnesotans recycle it not only helps the environment, but it also keeps ... [Published KSTP - Sep 22 2014]
First reported Sep 21 2014 - Updated Sep 21 2014 - 2 reports

State officials asks Ford to examine dump site

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is asking Ford Motor Co. to examine a dump site at its former St. Paul plant this month to make sure it is free of troublesome contamination. If anything is found to be a risk at the site, ... [Published The Washington Times stories: News - Sep 21 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 2 reports

Environmental agencies discuss mercury levels in St. Louis River

at 10:30 PM CDTDuluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - As the City of Duluth begins plans to invest millions in the St. Louis River Corridor, a group of concerned neighbors continue their 16-year-long mission to solve pollution problems below the surface.On Thursday, ... [Published Northland's NewsCenter - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

PUBLIC NOTICE SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT

PUBLIC NOTICE This Notice to inform the public that there will be a public hearing on Sept 23, 2014 at 9:00 am in the Murray County Commissioners Room for residents to comment on the proposed updated Murray County Solid Waste Management Plan.The update ... [Published Murray County News - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

Court Set to Hear 'Toxic Vapor' Case Against General Mills

Created: 09/12/2014 8:39 AM KSTP.comBy: Jennie OlsonA class action lawsuit centered on a toxic vapor called trichloroethylene, or TCE, goes to court Friday against General Mills.Residents in the Como Neighborhood of south Minneapolis filed the suit after ... [Published KSTP - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 04 2014 - Updated Sep 04 2014 - 2 reports

BH : Blue-Green Algae (Cyanobacteria) / North-America / USA [0:0]

EDIS Number: BH-20140904-45141-USA Date / time: 04/09/2014 03:21:01 [UTC] Event: Biological Hazard Name of Hazard: Blue-Green Algae (Cyanobacteria) Area: North-America Country: USA State/County: State of Minnesota Description: Blue-green algae, ... [Published RSOE EDIS - EBHWM - Sep 04 2014]
Entities: Cyanobacteria, Toxin, Algae

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"Right now, MDU isn't being a good neighbor to the Bismarck-Mandan community," said Wayde Schafer, Dacotah Chapter of the Sierra Club Chair. "Some of the very reasons why North Dakotans choose to live here is so that we can fish in our rivers and breathe clean air. It makes it all the more important for MDU to respect our way of life and stop mercury pollution from Heskett coal plant."
The report says that tax revenue is "money that will help the City recover its investment in the site" going on to say $10.8 million in additional development on the two remaining plots is required for the city to "break-even financially."
Because frac-sand mining "changes the landscape indefinitely," and on a far larger scale than sand and gravel mines of the past, the report says, "To many, frac sand mining is the Upper Midwest’s version of mountaintop removal."
...But he underscored "some real concerns," including "potential long-term exposures and increases in cardiovascular disease, premature death and lung cancer" as well as threats to water availability and quality

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MPCA requests comments on water quality improve... [Published Sun Focus - 3 hours ago]
Groundbreaking: Home development at New Bright... [Published LillieNews.com - 4 hours ago]
City of Biscay project will mitigate violations [Published Glencoe News - 7 hours ago]
Winona to hold public discussion on frac sand m... [Published Winona Daily News - 10 hours ago]
UMore contaminated soil not threatening drinkin... [Published TwinCities.com - Sep 30 2014]
Frac-sand mining boom is accelerating and eludi... [Published MinnPost - Sep 30 2014]
Frac Sand Rush Threatens American Towns, Advoca... [Published Huffington Post - Sep 30 2014]
Report finds hazards at U's Rosemount site [Published Minneapolis Star Tribune - Sep 30 2014]
Steve Schild: Come to the meeting [Published Winona Daily News - Sep 28 2014]
City wrestles with recycling demolition, constr... [Published Minneapolis Star Tribune - Sep 27 2014]
Questions on CO2 Compliance Dates [Published Roll Call Online - Sep 26 2014]
EPA Open to Revising Power Plant Proposal, McCa... [Published Bureau of National Affairs - Sep 26 2014]
Rail safety regulations in place, safety top co... [Published Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch - Sep 25 2014]
Can pig farmers be good environmental stewards? [Published MinnPost - Sep 25 2014]
City has compost conundrum [Published Forest Lake Times - Sep 25 2014]
Activists at forum on mercury pollution put pre... [Published MinnPost - Sep 23 2014]
New: Taconite plants included in MPCA's amended... [Published Northland's NewsCenter - Sep 23 2014]
Minn. Jobs Impacted as Fewer People Recycle [Published KSTP - Sep 22 2014]
State officials asks Ford to examine dump site [Published The Washington Times stories: News - Sep 21 2014]
State officials asks Ford to examine dump site [Published South Carolina Enquirer-Herald - Sep 21 2014]
Ford dump site in St. Paul draws attention from... [Published BusinessWeek - Sep 21 2014]
Ford dump site in St. Paul draws attention from... [Published Minneapolis Star Tribune - Sep 21 2014]
Little Falls to hire new inspector for rental ... [Published Morrison County Record - Sep 20 2014]
SOUTHERN : The Bipartisan Policy Center's (BPC)... [Published 4 Traders - Sep 19 2014]
Environmental agencies discuss mercury levels i... [Published Northland's NewsCenter - Sep 19 2014]
Cleaner stormwater comes at a cost [Published Elk River Star News - Sep 18 2014]
Farmington fourth graders learn to recycle [Published Sun This Week - Sep 18 2014]
It takes all of us — farmers, residents and cit... [Published New Hampton Tribune - Sep 18 2014]
Environmentalists say river toxins need attention [Published KansasCity.com - Sep 18 2014]
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EDIS Number: BH-20140904-45141-USA Date / time: 04/09/2014 03:21:01 [UTC] Event: Biological Hazard Name of Hazard: Blue-Green Algae (Cyanobacteria) Area: North-America Country: USA State/County: State of Minnesota Description: Blue-green algae, ...
Biological Hazard - North-America - USA [Published RSOE EDIS - Emergency and Disaster Information - Sep 04 2014]
EDIS Number: BH-20140904-45141-USA Date / time: 04/09/2014 03:21:01 [UTC] Event: Biological Hazard Area: North-America Country: USA State/County: State of Minnesota Location: [Lac qui Parle Lake] Number of Deads: N/A Number of Injured: N/A ...
BH : Blue-Green Algae (Cyanobacteria) / North-A... [Published RSOE EDIS - EBHWM - Aug 19 2014]
EDIS Number: BH-20140819-44964-USA Date / time: 19/08/2014 03:09:16 [UTC] Event: Biological Hazard Name of Hazard: Blue-Green Algae (Cyanobacteria) Area: North-America Country: USA State/County: State of Minnesota City: Rice Description: Reports ...
Biological Hazard - North-America - USA [Published RSOE EDIS - Emergency and Disaster Information - Aug 19 2014]
EDIS Number: BH-20140819-44964-USA Date / time: 19/08/2014 03:09:16 [UTC] Event: Biological Hazard Area: North-America Country: USA State/County: State of Minnesota Location: Rice [Little Rock Lake] Number of Deads: N/A Number of Injured: N ...
Minnesota Power settles with the EPA over New S... [Published FierceEnergy - Jul 17 2014]
A settlement between Minnesota Power, a utility division of Allete, Inc., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has been reached that resolves alleged violations of the New Source Review provisions ...
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