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MPCA: Investigation shows 3M mismanaged hazardous waste at Cottage Grove facility

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Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) says 3M's hazardous waste violations at its Cottage Grove facility date back to 1996. 3M inaccurately identified hazardous waste that it incinerated as non-hazardous waste in 1996, 2006, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2020 and 2021. The company also stored around 1,300 containers of hazardous waste in unapproved areas.
1 month ago·Cottage Grove, United States

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MPCA Investigation Finds 3M Mismanaged Hazardous Waste At Cottage Grove Facility

COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. (WCCO) — Pollution regulators in Minnesota say one of the state’s largest companies mismanaged hazardous waste in multiple instances over a span of more than two decades.The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency began investigating 3M’s Cottage Grove facility in June 2020 and released its findings Thursday.The MPCA found multiple violations, including that 3M inaccurately identified hazardous waste sent to its incinerators as n…

1 month ago·United States
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3M fine $2.8 million for hazardous waste violations

3M Co. will pay a penalty of $2.8 million after Minnesota regulators found a series of hazardous waste violations at its Cottage Grove incinerator which has since been shut down.

1 month ago·United States
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Pioneer Press

3M fined $2.8M for mismanaging waste at Cottage Grove facility

3M Co. must pay more than $2.8 million for numerous alleged hazardous waste violations at its now-closed Cottage Grove incinerator, according to an enforcement action the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency announced Thursday.The MPCA also has ordered the company to make 24 corrective actions to ensure the facility is following all requirements, MPCA Assistant Commissioner Kirk Koudelka said during a press conference Thursday morning.MPCA Assista…

1 month ago·St Paul, United States
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3M will pay $2.8 million fine for hazardous waste violations in Cottage Grove

The penalty stemmed from the handling of toxic waste at the company's incinerator.

1 month ago·Minneapolis, United States
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3M fined $2.8M for mismanaging waste at Cottage Grove facility

1 month ago·United States
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MPCA: Investigation shows 3M mismanaged hazardous waste at Cottage Grove facility

State officials say the investigation uncovered a series of violations dating back to 1996 relating to hazardous waste storage and disposal.

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