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June 22, 2009
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June 22, 2009 - 7:57am
June 17, 2009
County concerned about effect of faults on 3M cleanup
Washington County is giving its two cents to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on a proposed cleanup plan for the 3M Cottage Grove site. The Washington County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to approve a letter of feedback on the agency's proposed cleanup plan for the site...
June 17, 2009 - 2:08pm
May 21, 2009
3M suspends incinerator proposal for now, city will form environmental advisory group
May 21, 2009 - 12:23am
May 20, 2009
Pollution control agency chooses cleanup plan for 3M Cottage Grove site
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has chosen a plan to clean out contaminated soil and sediment at the 3M Cottage Grove site and prevent further spread of perfluorochemicals into the river. The agency is recommending 3M enhance its groundwater pump-out system, which prevents...
May 20, 2009 - 1:45pm
Current request recalls incinerator's inception
3M Co.'s push to begin burning third-party hazardous waste in its Cottage Grove incinerator has a familiar ring to Conway Olson -- the longtime resident was a member of the village council in early 1970 when the city's largest employer proposed construction of the waste burner. His...
May 20, 2009 - 1:01pm
Letter: Support 3M permit change
I disagree with the city of Cottage Grove's plan to approve a resolution opposing the change in the 3M incinerator permit. First, I will tell you that I am both a lifetime resident of Cottage Grove (50 years) and an employee of 3M Cottage Grove. I am proud to have grown up and lived...
May 20, 2009 - 10:00am
May 13, 2009
UPDATE: Pollution control official responds to 3M comments
A Minnesota Pollution Control Agency engineer on Wednesday responded to comments from the 3M Cottage Grove site director, saying his agency is not making a judgment on the appropriateness of a 3M proposal to begin burning non-3M produced hazardous waste in its Cottage Grove incinerator,...
May 13, 2009 - 4:45pm
May 6, 2009
Cottage Grove council decides formal stance on 3M proposal "premature"
Cottage Grove City Council members tabled a resolution Wednesday that could have publicly announced the city's formal position on 3M's proposal to burn third-party hazardous waste in its Cottage Grove incinerator. A majority of the council members have stated they have misgivings...
May 6, 2009 - 10:05pm
April 29, 2009
Local leaders air opposition to 3M incinerator plan
The 3M Co. proposal to burn non-3M wastes at its Cottage Grove incinerator is not likely to meet resistance from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency if the company moves forward with the plan, agency officials said Wednesday.
April 29, 2009 - 5:34pm
'Targeted picketing' banned in Woodbury
The city of Woodbury has put the kibosh on protesters who congregate in front of the homes of residents. The Woodbury City Council voted 4-1 Wednesday, April 22 to create an ordinance that bans "targeted picketing" in residential neighborhoods.
April 29, 2009 - 7:32am
April 15, 2009
Viewpoint: 3M incinerator proposal not in community's best interest
There is nothing positive in 3M Co.'s proposal to burn waste from other companies in its incinerator for Cottage Grove and surrounding communities. The current permit restricts bringing in waste from non-3M facilities. The incinerator was built after environmental issues were found...
April 15, 2009 - 7:31am
April 8, 2009
3M wants to burn outside waste in its incinerator
3M Co. officials on Thursday hosted an informational open house intended to bring the public up to speed on its plans to begin burning non-3M wastes in the company's large-scale industrial incinerator at its 3M-Cottage Grove site. The plan, currently under review by the Minnesota...
April 8, 2009 - 7:54am
March 26, 2009
3M to hold meeting on incinerator
3M will host an informal meeting for the public Thursday, April 2 regarding the operation of the incinerator at the company's manufacturing site in Cottage Grove. The meeting will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Cottage Grove Youth Service Bureau, 7064 W. Point Douglas Road. 3M staff will...
March 26, 2009 - 7:00am
February 25, 2009
Woodbury looks to ban protests in residential areas
The right to exercise free speech versus a right to privacy in one's own home. That's the discussion Woodbury city officials took up last week as the city plans to move forward with creation of a new ordinance that would restrict picketing in residential neighborhoods. The proposed...
February 25, 2009 - 1:43pm
December 26, 2008
MPCA approves 3M's plan to clean out Woodbury dump site
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency approved 3M's plan to clean up a former dump site on the Woodbury/Cottage Grove border between Woodbury Drive and Cottage Grove Drive. The company disposed of industrial waste at the site from 1960 to 1966, according to the agency's decision...
December 26, 2008 - 11:05am