Four companies from the region have been fined for violations from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. In a news release the MPCA reported 34 enforcement cases in 26 counties throughout Minnesota during the second quarter of 2012.
In this region the violations included:
- the Altona Hutterian Brethren of Henderson $10,000 for solid waste violations
- the Starland Hutterian Brethren of Gibbon $10,000 for solid waste violations
- Belle Plaine Block & Tile, Inc. $4,300 for stormwater violations
- MAC Auto Works of Belle Plaine $575 for solid waste violations
Over the state more than $326,000 in penalties were issued in these cases. Nearly $115,000 will be spent toward the completion of supplemental environmental projects.