Minnesota Mining Company Pays $17K for Wastewater Violations

Northstar Materials Inc., dba Knife River Materials, has paid a $17,525 civil penalty to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) for industrial wastewater violations at a nonmetallic aggregate mining facility near Mentor. The Bemidji-based company also submitted a plan for meeting its permit requirements, including instituting best management practices, installing floating silt curtains and earthen berms in its mine pit, and adding settling basins.

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EPA Releases Updated PFBS Toxicity Assessment After Scientific Review

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing an updated toxicity assessment for perfluorobutane sulfonic acid (PFBS), a member of a larger group of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The PFBS assessment is part of EPA’s commitment to restore scientific integrity to all of the agency’s actions and increase the amount of research and information available to the public on PFAS chemicals.

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EPA Proposes Settlement Over Produced Water Releases on North Dakota Reservation

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced a proposed Clean Water Act (CWA) settlement with Texas-based Arrow Midstream Holdings in which the company has agreed to pay $106,500 for alleged Clean Water Act violations associated with two releases of produced water from pipelines into tributaries of Lake Sakakawea near Mandaree, North Dakota on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation.

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