EPA: Landowners Must Pay $60M For Burnsville Landfill CleanupThe federal government has sent out 180 letters to businesses, cities and even school districts, saying they will have to pay the estimated $60-million cost of cleaning up a toxic landfill in Burnsville.
Minnesota PCA Issues Air Quality Alert For Twin CitiesThe Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued an air quality advisory, which affects the entire Twin Cities metro area.
Groups Drop Lawsuit Over Expired Minntac Mine Water PermitEnvironmental groups have dropped a lawsuit against Minnesota regulators for allowing U.S. Steel's Minntac iron mine to operate a waste pit on a long-expired permit, saying they reached a deal with the state that achieved their primary goal.
Environmental Groups Sue Minn. Over Minntac PollutionThree environmental groups have sued the state of Minnesota, accusing it of letting North America's largest taconite mining operation pollute lakes and streams for decades.
NE Mpls. Metal Recycling Plant Agrees To Help Curb Air PollutionState pollution officials say that a northeast Minneapolis metal recycling plant has agreed to voluntarily reduce dust generated at its business.
MPCA: Court Orders Northern Metals To Shut Down Part Of N. Mpls. OperationsA Ramsey Count District judge has ordered Northern Metals – a metal shredding and recovery company – to shut down a portion of its operations in north Minneapolis, according to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
Air Pollution Advisory Issued For Eastern, Southern Minn.The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued an air pollution health advisory for eastern and southern Minnesota.
MPCA Moves To Shut Down N. Mpls. Metal Shredder, Cites Air PollutionThe Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is accusing Northern Metal Recycling of providing misleading information and polluting the air in north Minneapolis -- with the facility's metal shredder being the main culprit.
Minnesota Beet Co-op To Pay $1.5M For Pollution ViolationsThe Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative has agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle air and water quality violations.
'Flushable' Wet Wipes Wreaking Havoc On Sewer SystemsWhat people flush down the toilet is causing trouble in our sewer systems. While it is common sense that items like clothing should not go down the drain, there are other household items you may be flushing and should not.
Smoke Prompts Air Pollution Advisory For Parts Of MinnesotaThe Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued an air pollution advisory for parts of Minnesota, including the Twin Cities metro area. The agency says the advisory was prompted by a narrow plume of smoke form fires in Kansas and Nebraska.
Groundwater Contamination Concerns Growing In Central MinnesotaGroundwater contamination is a rapidly growing concern among Minnesota scientists. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency said up to 60 percent of groundwater monitoring wells sampled in central Minnesota are contaminated with nitrate.