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Incinerator bill killed in committee

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A bill that would have stalled 3M's plan to begin burning outside hazardous waste at its Cottage Grove incinerator won't get to the Senate floor, a major setback to officials at the local and state level who have worked to prevent the changes from going forward.

The proposed legislation introduced by Sen. Katie Sieben, DFL-Cottage Grove was voted down in the Senate Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Committee, stalling after what Sieben called heavy lobbying on behalf of 3M.

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