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3M cited for ‘low-level’ air quality violation

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3M-Cottage Grove was tagged for what state officials said was a minor environmental violation late last year.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency last week reported that 3M’s abrasive systems division was fined $500 for an air quality violation.


3M has to conduct routine tests on its emissions stacks at the Cottage Grove plant. The tests measure the level of particulates that are emitted.

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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