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Cottage Grove pleased with results from air monitoring near 3M incinerator

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A year's worth of independent air monitoring in Cottage Grove conducted near a controversial 3M hazardous waste incinerator showed levels of air pollutants in the city are on par with other areas of the metro, according to a report delivered recently to the City Council.

Particulates, heavy metals and volatile organic compounds(VOCs) were detected at levels far below health standards set by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, according to a report delivered to the council.

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