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Air monitoring project at 3M-Cottage Grove winds down

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Cottage Grove is giving the all-clear to wrap up a 3M-related air monitoring project.

The city likely will discontinue monthly ambient air testing that was started two years ago, after 3M-Cottage Grove received regulatory approval to burn outside industrial waste at its incinerator.


Sampling has not found any concerning levels of pollutants related to the broadened incinerator use, according to the city.

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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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