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.
MPCA: Disposable Wipes Should Have 'No Flush' WarningThe Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is calling for a "do not flush" warning on so-called "flushable" sanitary wipes. This comes after years of complaints that the wipes are clogging local sewer systems.
Dayton Appoints 8 To New Pollution Control CommitteeGov. Mark Dayton has appointed eight people to a new committee to advise the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Dayton created the panel by executive order last year after the Legislature abolished the MPCA Citizens' Board.
Air Advisory Issued For Central, Southern MinnesotaAn air pollution health advisory is in effect for central and southern Minnesota. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says a combination of low clouds, fog and light southeasterly to easterly winds are combining Thursday to cause fine particle pollution to approach a level considered unhealthy.