MPCA Looking Into Potential Contamination Of Water Wells In 2 Twin Cities CommunitiesThe Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has announced it's looking into findings of contamination in private wells in two Twin Cities communities, including one WCCO reported on earlier this week.
Andover Residents With Contaminated Drinking Water Are Frustrated, Want Answers“There's been no communication,” Betsy Berg said. “It's very frustrating because you don't know if you're even safe to bathe in it, to be honest.”
The Search For 'Forever Chemicals' In Minnesota Drinking WaterThe Minnesota Department of Health is looking for PFAS in our drinking water. PFAS, otherwise known as the "forever chemicals," are found in everything from carpets to clothing.
Appeals Court Affirms MPCA's Decision That Water, Wetlands Will Be Protected During Line 3 ConstructionThe Minnesota Court of Appeals has affirmed the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s approval of a key environmental permit in Enbridge Energy’s Line 3 pipeline replacement project.
Minnesota Weather: Air Quality Alert In Northern Minnesota CanceledThe alert was set to expire at 9 p.m. Wednesday, but the MPCA canceled it a few hours ahead of schedule as conditions have improved.
Companies Have Year To Find Safer Alternative After Minnesota Bans Toxic Chemical TCEThe state became the first in the nation to ban TCE in 2020. The move followed two years of investigative reports by WCCO on Water Gremlin. Its Twin Cities plant had released unsafe levels of the cancer-causing chemical into the air for more than 15 years, resulting in a multi-million dollar fine.
Canadian Wildfire Smoke Prompts Air Quality Alert For Most Of MinnesotaThe agency encourages people who are affected by unhealthy air quality, such as the elderly or those with respiratory or heart conditions, to limit their physical activity.
Doctor Warns Poor Air Quality Can Have Deadly Consequences For High-Risk PeopleFine particle levels in northern Minnesota are considered very unhealthy for everyone. Heavy smoke will remain in the area through Wednesday.
Smoke From Canadian Wildfires Prompts Air Quality Alerts Across MinnesotaThe Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued an air quality alert for northern, central, and southeast Minnesota, including the Twin Cities.
Minnesota Court Of Appeals Sends PolyMet Air Permit Case Back To AgencyThe court ruled that the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency hadn't sufficiently justified granting the permit after opponents raised allegations that PolyMet was planning a much larger mine.
Air Quality Alert Extended Until Saturday For Northern, Northwestern MNThe orange category indicates that the air is unhealthy for sensitive groups, such as older adults and those with chronic respiratory conditions.
Laura Bishop, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Head, Steps Down Ahead Of Likely Ouster By State SenateMPCA Commissioner Laura Bishop resigned, Gov. Tim Walz’s office announced Tuesday, after Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, R-East Gull Lake, notified him that the Senate is “refusing” to confirm her.
MPCA Commissioner Resigns As Senate GOP Takes Steps Toward Firing Walz Cabinet MembersThe Republican-controlled Minnesota Senate opened a fight Tuesday that could lead to the firing of one or more of Democratic Gov. Tim Walz's Cabinet members. Meanwhile, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Commissioner Laura Bishop has already announced her resignation.
Consistent Heat, Drought Leads To Algae Overgrowth & Low Water Levels In Minnesota LakesThe MPCA says lake temperatures were reaching 70 degrees in early June, when lakes still should be spring-melt temperatures.
Air Quality Alert Issued For Twin Cities Friday; Red Flag Warning In Northwestern MinnesotaThe Twin Cities' air quality is expected to worsen Friday, while "extreme fire risk conditions" are expected in northwestern Minnesota.