Tag: MPCA

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency fines POET Biorefining for water quality violations

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency fines POET Biorefining for water quality violations

July 11, 2022 |

In Minnesota, according to a Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) enforcement investigation, POET Biorefining LLC, in Glenville, Minnesota, exceeded its permitted stormwater discharge limits, including total suspended solids and carbonaceous biochemical oxygen demand (CBOD), the measurement of dissolved oxygen depletion in wastewater released into a body of water.  Other violations included missing 10 percent of […]

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Minnesota Pollution Control Agency fines Chippewa Valley Ethanol for installing storage tank without permission

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency fines Chippewa Valley Ethanol for installing storage tank without permission

May 30, 2022 |

In Minnesota, according to a Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) enforcement investigation, Chippewa Valley Ethanol Co., LLLP, constructed and installed a 200,000 gallon ethanol storage tank in November 2021 without required MPCA review and approval. The permit violations occurred at the company’s ethanol production facility near Benson, Minn. The review and approval is required in […]

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MCPA fines 2 ethanol plants for air and water pollution violations

MCPA fines 2 ethanol plants for air and water pollution violations

October 3, 2021 |

In Minnesota, after a four-year investigation, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency found Al-Corn Clean Fuel LLC had uncontrolled emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), particulate matter, and nitrogen oxide emissions in 2018-19, and found that Denco II LLC consistently exceeded pollutant limits in its industrial wastewater and stormwater discharges at its ethanol production facility in […]

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Minnesota fines Morris ethanol plant $22,141 for water pollution

Minnesota fines Morris ethanol plant $22,141 for water pollution

March 7, 2018 |

In Minnesota, DENCO II LLC, an ethanol plant in Morris, has agreed to pay a fine and take steps to prevent discharges of polluted stormwater and wastewater into nearby surface waters, including wetlands that drain to the Pomme de Terre River. The company also agreed to correct several other problems following an investigation by the […]

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