State Pollution Control Agency: 3M Failed To Manage Hazardous Waste In Cottage GroveThe Minnesota Pollution Control Agency announced an enforcement agreement with the 3M company regarding its failure to correctly record, store, inspect, and dispose of hazardous waste at its manufacturing and waste incineration facility in Cottage Grove.
'Adopt A Storm Drain': Tackling Tons Of Trash To Protect Minnesota WaterwaysAs the snow melts, trash left behind during the winter starts to make its way towards our waterways.
Mississippi River Cities Join Project To Map Plastic LitterCities along the Mississippi River will take part in a global system to determine where plastic pollution comes from and how it ends up in waterways as a first step toward solving the problem, officials said Wednesday.
Homeowner Brings Class Action Lawsuit Against Water Gremlin: 'They Need To Be Held Accountable'“It is one of the most egregious cases of pollution that I have ever seen,” attorney Laura Sheets said. “This is impacting these people’s ability to use and enjoy their homes. It’s impacting their ability to sell their house.”
Some Minnesota Farms Allowed To Bypass Environmental Rules During PandemicThousands of oil and gas operations, government facilities and other sites won permission to stop monitoring for hazardous emissions or otherwise bypass rules intended to protect health and the environment because of the coronavirus outbreak, The Associated Press has found.
Woodbury Takes Emergency Action To Clean Wells Contaminated By 3M ChemicalsThe city of Woodbury is speeding up the construction of a temporary water treatment facility to clean wells contaminated by chemicals from 3M.
455K People Sign Petition To Urge Target To Ditch Plastic BagsThe petition calls for Target to commit to eliminating plastic bags that Carter says are "choking the earth."
MPCA: St. Croix River, Hundreds Of Minnesota Waterways Added To Impaired Waters ListMore than half of Minnesota's lakes, rivers and streams don't meet state pollution standards.
12 Kids Of Parents Who Worked At Water Gremlin Have High Lead LevelsWater Gremlin employees are now faced with decisions about their families' health, and how to de-contaminate their homes.
New Concerns Over Twin Cities Plant After Toxic Chemicals Found In Soil, WaterThere are renewed concerns about a manufacturing plant that illegally released a toxic chemical into the air for years.
Twin Cities Plant Completes Testing On New Pollution Control EquipmentA Twin Cities plant that released a toxic chemical into the air for years has completed testing of its new pollution control equipment.
Environmentalists Warm Of Balloon Dangers To WildlifeVolunteers for the Alliance for the Great Lakes picked up more than 18,000 balloons, balloon pieces or balloon strings along Great Lakes shorelines from 2016 to 2018.
Air Quality Alert Issued In Parts Of Minnesota, Including Twin CitiesThe Minnesota Pollution Control Agency issued an "Air Quality Alert" that is expected to worsen Friday to unhealthy levels for central and south central Minneapolis.
Minnesota Lakes Show Too-High Chloride Levels, With Road Salt The Big CulpritIt's estimated that about 350,000 tons of road salt are used each year in the Twin Cities. It also doesn't help when winter weather lingers into spring.
7 Minnesota Cities Sue Over Sealants Polluting PondsSeven Minnesota cities are suing a group of companies that refine coal-tar sealants to help pay for cleanup after the product's harmful chemicals ended up in stormwater ponds across the state.