ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — 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 Minnesota Pollution Control Agency announced the agreement Friday.READ MORE: Kim Potter Trial, Dec. 3 Live Updates: 13th Juror Selected, 1 More Needed
Three companies are Ever-Green Energy LLC and two affiliates: St. Paul Cogeneration LLC and District Energy St. Paul Inc. The fourth is Environmental Wood Supply LLC.READ MORE: St. Paul Police: 1 Arrested In Fatal Stabbing, City’s 35th Homicide Of The Year
The companies’ air-quality permit allows for a certain level of carbon-monoxide and nitrogen-oxide emissions. The agency says the companies exceeded those limits between 2008 and 2010.
Ever-Green spokeswoman Nina Axelson says the company and its affiliates have corrected the problems and are cooperating with MPCA. A message left with Environmental Wood Supply was not immediately returned.MORE NEWS: Anoka-Hennepin Extending Winter Break For Mental Health Needs, Staff Shortage
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