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November 4, 2009
Mayor wants it guaranteed: no commercial incineration
Cottage Grove Mayor Myron Bailey said he will not vote to approve a list of recommendations issued last week by a task force that studied proposed amendments to 3M's hazardous waste incinerator permits without an agreement to insert language permanently prohibiting commercial incineration...
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November 4, 2009 - 7:51am
October 28, 2009
'A five-year guarantee'
3M would include a condition that prohibits the company from accepting compensation for burning non-3M waste in its 3M Cottage Grove hazardous waste incinerator if city council members -- and, then, pollution control agency officials -- approve of a Cottage Grove environmental task...
October 28, 2009 - 1:00am
October 27, 2009
Recommendation on 3M incinerator proposal could come Tuesday
The Cottage Grove task force that has scrutinized 3M's proposal to begin burning non company-produced chemical waste at its Cottage Grove incinerator will present its report on the plan Tuesday night and could deliver a recommendation on how the city should proceed, one city official...
October 27, 2009 - 2:00pm
September 24, 2009
'Enough is enough' group of CG residents tells task force
Just say no. Cottage Grove Environmental Task Force members heard that message often Wednesday during an emotional forum held to gather public input on the 3M Co.
September 24, 2009 - 12:01am
September 3, 2009
Cleanup plan approved for Cottage Grove 3M site
The commissioner of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has approved a final cleanup plan for the 3M Cottage Grove site. The site is contaminated with perfluorochemicals, chemicals that don't break down quickly in the environment, and have made their way into Cottage Grove's municipal...
September 3, 2009 - 2:28pm
3M begins soil removal in Woodbury
3M's cleanup of a chemical-contaminated former waste site in southeast Woodbury is under way. Crews were on site this week and the company next week will begin excavating soil contaminated with perfluorochemicals, or PFCs, from two areas within the 40 acres once used by the company...
September 3, 2009 - 8:49am
August 28, 2009
3M to begin waste site soil removal
Work begins next week to remove soil contaminated with perfluorochemicals from a former 3M waste site in southeast Woodbury. 3M officials said they will begin the excavation portion of a remediation project on the 40-acre landfill east of Woodbury Drive and south of Dale Road. Soil...
August 28, 2009 - 9:31am
July 29, 2009
3M cleanup coming up in Woodbury
Excavation of a former 3M disposal site in southeastern Woodbury will begin next month, 3M officials informed the Woodbury City Council last...
July 29, 2009 - 8:21am
June 22, 2009
MIT solar car rides 3M's track
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