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Minneapolis legislators respond to recent Northern Metals filing

Thursday, September 05, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS –Senators Kari Dziedzic and Bobby Joe Champion along with Representatives Ray Dehn, Fue Lee, Diane Loeffler, and Mohammed Noor responded to the recent Northern Metals filing with the following statement.

“We have serious concerns related to the most recent filing by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) alleging Northern Metals was engaged in the ‘…systemic falsification of its pollution control equipment records.’ The agency has gathered evidence suggesting that ‘Northern Metals alters any pollution control equipment reading that exceeds the limits put in place by its operating permit’.”

“The health and safety of our constituents and the people of Minnesota is paramount. Given these allegations, we urge the company to cease operations until these matters can be properly investigated.”