DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Hibbing Taconite Co. has agreed to pay a more than $15,000 penalty for air-quality violations at its taconite-production facility. The company will also return the facility to compliance.
The Duluth News Tribune reports the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency announced the decision on Thursday.READ MORE: Man Hospitalized After Hit-And-Run In Brooklyn Park
According to the PCA, the company’s monitoring reports documented many air emissions violations in late 2010 of the plant’s operating permit.READ MORE: Aromatherapy Spray Linked To Deadly Tropical Disease; 1 Minnesotan Among Those Sickened In U.S.
Other data showed that the unit failed a performance test in January this year.
The PCA said the unit was retested in February and was in compliance.MORE NEWS: Child Hurt In St. Paul Shooting; Investigation Underway
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