Minnesota Pollution Officials Add 15 Bodies Of Water To Impaired Waters ListMinnesota pollution officials on Monday released a proposed impaired waters list for 2022, an update that included the addition of 15 northeastern and central Minnesota water bodies where fish have been contaminated with long-lasting chemicals.
Michigan Gov. To Sue 3M To Recoup Costs Of ContaminationIn a statement, 3M spokeswoman Donna Fleming Runyon said the company "cares deeply about the safety and health of Michigan's communities.
Pet Food Company Recalls Several Potentially Contaminated ProductsThe pet food company J.J. Fuds of Valparaiso, Ind. is recalling several of their products over fears of a potential listeria and/or salmonella outbreak.
Cabbage Likely Caused Minnesota E. Coli Outbreak State health officials say green whole head cabbage was the likely source of E. coli that sickened 15 people in Minnesota in July. The Minnesota Department of Health said Friday the cabbage likely was contaminated before it was distributed to restaurants.
Coon Rapids Company Recalls Products Due To Listeria ContaminationA Coon Rapids company is voluntarily recalling some of its products due to concerns of possible listeria contamination, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. Product sampling by the state agriculture department determined that some of the finished products produced by Parkers Farm Acquisition, LLC contained listeria monocytogenes bacteria, which could cause the disease listeriosis.
Minn. Sues BP For $25M For Cleanup Of Leaky TanksThe state of Minnesota is suing British Petroleum for $25 million, alleging the company double dipped when it sought state funds on top of insurance payments to clean up contamination from leaking petroleum storage tanks. The Department of Commerce and Minnesota's Petrofund Board filed the suit Monday. It alleges that from 1988 to 2012, BP received hundreds of millions of dollars in insurance claims to clean up polluted properties statewide.
Costco Recalls Ground Beef Due To Possible E. ColiA local Costco is recalling an undetermined amount of lean fresh ground beef due to the possibility that it could be contaminated with E. coli, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service.
Duluth Mayor Proposing Big Changes For Superior Waterfront Duluth Mayor Don Ness is proposing big changes for the city's Lake Superior waterfront. The goal's to fill in the slip where the William A. Irvin freighter museum is docked. The Environmental Protection Agency has identified the slip as a "hot spot" for contamination.
Health Officials Urge Flood Victims To Test WellsThe Minnesota Department of Health is urging private well owners affected by flooding in the northeastern region to have their water tested.
More Ground Turkey Recalled Because Of SalmonellaMinnesota-based Cargill Inc. is recalling more ground turkey products because of possible salmonella contamination.