A silica sand processing plant in eastern Minnesota has agreed to pay a fine for air quality and noise violations. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency levied a fine of $85,000 for Tiller Corp. which has been operating a processing and shipment center in Chisago County for nearly two years.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has expanded its air pollution advisory and has now put the eastern two-thirds of the state under an air pollution health alert.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued an air pollution health alert for western Minnesota effective through noon on Friday. The agency says a strong temperature inversion, snow melt and fog are trapping fine-particle pollution near the surface, causing unhealthy levels for sensitive groups. An air pollution health advisory has also been issued for the southern half of Minnesota — including the Twin Cities and Rochester — beginning Thursday evening and extending into Friday morning. Fine-particle concentrations are expected to increase and may reach unhealthy levels for sensitive groups for short periods.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency issued a health advisory Monday because of the air pollution caused by the heat. The MPCA says that the ozone concentration is at its highest point during the evening between 5 – 9 p.m. They advise that people should avoid too much outdoor activity during this time of day. Despite the advisory, people are still spending time outside, and many are taking precautions.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued an air pollution health advisory for the Twin Cities and Rochester. The alert is for Sunday and Monday. The agency says sunny skies, hot temperatures and light winds are leading to pollution concentrations that considered unhealthy for sensitive groups.
A report released Wednesday by the American Lung Association shows the Twin Cities is making progress in fighting air pollution.
The Pollution Control Agency has issued an air pollution health advisory for the southern two-thirds of Minnesota including the Twin Cities area.
An air pollution health alert has been issued for both the Twin Cities and the Rochester area on Tuesday until midnight.
Minnesota officials have issued an air-pollution health alert for the southern two-thirds of the state. They urge people who are sensitive to air pollution to take proper precautions.
It’s now one for the record books. The temperature in Minneapolis-St. Paul on Wednesday reached a record-breaking 101 degrees.
Minnesotans are dealing with stifling heat and high humidity as they try to celebrate the July Fourth holiday safely.
Minnesota health officials have extended an air pollution warning in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area through Tuesday due to expected high levels of ozone.
Hot temperatures forecast for the Minneapolis-St. Paul area and wildfires burning out west are creating a potentially unhealthy air situation in the Twin Cities.
Not only is it expected to be extra hot in Minnesota on Wednesday, the Twin Cities and Rochester have also been put under an air pollution health advisory.
Smog, car exhaust, greenhouse gasses, all are bad for the lungs. And now there’s a t-shirt to warn you when those levels get too high.