Smoke from Canadian wildfires is affecting air quality across Minnesota. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says monitors across the state are measuring elevated levels of fine particle pollution. Satellite imagery indicates the Canadian smoke is blanketing much of Minnesota.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is making it easier to keep tabs on changing air quality conditions. The MPCA has finished a major upgrade of its Air Quality Index website and it’s ready for the summer recreation season.
The American Lung Association is out with its “State of the Air” report for cities across the country, and the grade given to one Twin Cities county could take your breath away.
State pollution officials say the owners and operators of the St. Paul District Heating operation have paid a civil penalty of $55,000 to resolve allegations of air-quality violations.
The American Lung Association State of the Air report gives A,B, C, D, and F grades for air quality in 18 Minnesota counties.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has assessed a sugar beet plant a $50,400 civil penalty for air quality and storage tank violations.