[NEWS] Minnesota Ethanol Refinery Fined Again for Pollution Violations

– June 22, 2016, Lakeland Broadcasting Company

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Photo: Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune

A Faribault County ethanol plant is fined again for environmental violations.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says the Corn Plus plant in Winnebago has agreed to take a series of corrective actions and pay a penalty of over 39-thousand dollars after regulators found several violations of the plant’s stormwater permit. The permit sets conditions to ensure that the facility’s runoff doesn’t pollute lakes, streams or groundwater.

The M-P-A said Tuesday that some of the violations involve management of water in the plant’s stormwater ponds. Since 2009, state and federal regulators have fined Corn Plus more than one-point-one million dollars for air and water quality violations.

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