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Cottage Grove Mayor Myron Bailey, left, testified Wednesday before a Senate committee, urging lawmakers to help scuttle a 3M plan to burn outside hazardous waste at its incinerator in the city. State Sen. Katie Sieben, DFL-Cottage Grove, center, and Washington County Commissioner Myra Peterson are also pictured. (Bulletin photo by Jon Avise)

Local leaders urge lawmakers to halt incinerator plan

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Local elected officials on Wednesday took their fight to stop proposed changes at the 3M Cottage Grove hazardous waste incinerator to the State Capitol, telling a Senate environmental committee that the company's plan bears no benefit for Cottage Grove residents and would place the burden of additional pollution on a city already weary of chemical waste.

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