Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

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MPCA Seeks To Cut Exposure To BPA In Receipt Paper

A new project at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is helping restaurants, hotels and other hospitality businesses switch to paperless receipt systems.

02/14/2013

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Bongards Cheese Plant In Perham Fined $79,000

Bongards’ Creameries has paid a $79,000 fine to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency for wastewater violations at its cheese plant in Perham.

12/19/2012

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Air-Pollution Alert Issued For Much Of Minnesota

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.

12/01/2012

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Report Mixed On Mississippi-St. Cloud Watershed

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is giving a mixed report on the Mississippi River watershed in the St. Cloud area.

11/29/2012

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MPCA Board To Hear Wild Rice Study Update

The Citizens Board of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency hears an update Tuesday on a major study on a water quality standard meant to protect wild rice.

11/26/2012

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MPCA: Minnesota River Becoming Healthier

The Minnesota River is getting healthier, and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says it shows efforts to reduce pollution from wastewater treatment systems are making the difference.

11/12/2012

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Turkey Litter Power Plant Hit With $14K Fine

A power plant that burns turkey litter has agreed to pay a $14,000 fine for burning treated wood in violation of its permit.

11/08/2012

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SE Minn. Hog Farmer To Pay $14,000 Manure Penalty

A southeastern Minnesota hog farmer has agreed to pay a $14,000 penalty for discharging manure into waters that flow into the Zumbro River.

10/24/2012

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Oberstar Marks 40th Anniversary Of Clean Water Act

Jim Oberstar spent 34 years representing northeastern Minnesota in Congress, but he says one of his proudest legislative accomplishments took place before he was elected.

10/10/2012

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Minnesota Adds 511 Bodies To Impaired Waters List

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has added 511 streams, lakes and other bodies to its updated impaired waters list.

09/25/2012

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Eco Experience At The State Fair

Besides being fun, the State Fair can be educational, and offer ways to save you money. And one thing people can learn about is how to lead more sustainable lives while improving the environment.

08/28/2012

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MPCA Sets Meeting On Minneapolis Metal Shredder

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency will hold a public meeting on a proposal by a Minneapolis scrap metal recycling company that wants looser rules.

08/08/2012

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Tests Find Big Sandy Lake Water Safe

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says tests find bacterial levels are safe at Big Sandy Lake near McGregor.

07/19/2012

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Air Pollution Advisory Extended In Twin Cities

Minnesota health officials have extended an air pollution warning in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area through Tuesday due to expected high levels of ozone.

07/02/2012

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MnSCU Penalized For Hazardous Waste Violations

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has penalized the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system for hazardous waste violations at two schools.

06/28/2012

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MPCA Warns Coal Tar Driveway Sealants Have Cancerous Chemicals

There’s a warning out Tuesday from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Officials say many people may be sealing their driveways with something that’s harmful to their health.

06/12/2012

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Pollution Control Agency Issues Health Advisory

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is issuing a health advisory to anyone who’s sensitive to elevated levels of ozone. The advisory is for the southern two-thirds of Minnesota and it will be in effect until midnight tonight.

06/09/2012

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Warm Weather Could Spawn Dangerous Blue-Green Algae

The warm weather is fueling a potential health risk on area lakes. Algae blooms are starting to grow and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has a warning about a particular type — blue-green algae.

06/09/2012

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Metal Recycling Co. Pleads Guilty To Failing To Report Emissions

A Minnesota company that recycles metal to make aluminum alloy pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to failing to report pollutant emissions to the EPA and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), the Department of Justice said. .

06/07/2012

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Minnesota’s New Pollution Watchdog Takes Control

The new head of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says he believes voluntary efforts by farmers can help the state move closer to cleaning up the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers.

05/23/2012

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64 Pounds Of Mercury Recovered West Of Duluth

A concerned citizen who saw an online ad for mercury helped authorities locate 64 pounds of the potentially toxic chemical, according to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

05/17/2012

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Dayton Appoints New Minn. Pollution Watchdog

There’s a new chief Minnesota pollution watchdog.

05/01/2012

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MPCA Board To Revisit Voyageurs, BWCA Haze Rules

The citizens board of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is taking another crack at approving rules meant to cut the haze that sometimes clouds the views at Voyageurs National Park and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.

04/24/2012

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Wild Rice And Sulfates Study Begins This Spring

Research begins this spring into the effects of sulfates in water on Minnesota’s wild rice stands.

04/16/2012

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Minn. Legislature OKs Permit Efficiency Bill

The Minnesota Legislature has sent Gov. Mark Dayton a measure aimed at speeding up the environmental permitting process for businesses.

03/29/2012

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