Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Brockovich.com says 'Fridley is one of the worst Superfund sites in the country.'
First the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency created a special web page for environmental concerns in Fridley, then the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency followed suit with its own Fridley web page—and established a Citizen Advisory Group (CAG) to boot. (The Fridley CAG's first meeting in March 26, 2013.) Now consumer advocate Erin Brockovich, whose 2012 visit to Fridley kicked interest in local effects of industrial pollution into a higher gear, has created a page for Fridley at her new website, Brockovich.com. Jason McCarty posted the link Tuesday at the page for the group he founded on Facebook, Fridley Cancer Cluster: "Erin's new website and Fridley is profiled." Here is what the Fridley page at Brockovich.com says: Erin Brockovich …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Fridley included in alert area for fine particle pollution through midnight Tuesday.
Watch yourself outside on Tuesday. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) says fine particle pollution in the Twin Cities at levels that are unhealthy for people who are especially sensitive. Here's the MPCA's statement about its alert: The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has issued an air pollution health alert for the Twin Cities metropolitan area and Rochester through midnight on Tuesday, February 26th. Overnight, fine particle pollution in the Twin Cities and Rochester reached levels considered unhealthy for sensitive groups. Fine particle concentrations are expected to remain elevated through Tuesday morning. As wind speeds increase this afternoon, air quality conditions are expected to improve. At Risk Populations…
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency urges at-risk groups to take it easy outside.
Fridley and much of Minnesota is under an air-pollution health alert until noon on Sunday. If you are especially sensitive to air pollution, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) advises you to avoid exerting yourself outside. Even people not in at-risk groups could feel the effects of the elevated levels of fine particles in the air. Here is the statement relased Saturday by the MPCA: The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has issued and air pollution health alert for the southern two-thirds of Minnesota effective at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 1st and expiring at noon on Sunday, December 2nd. Fine particle pollution is elevated at monitoring sites in Detroit Lakes, Brainerd, St. Cloud, Marshall, Rochester, and the Twin …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Visit with local, state and federal officials on topics such as Fridley's water and Superfund sites.
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Thursday, August 9, 2012
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Air-pollution health advisory in effect noon–midnight Tuesday; heat advisory through Thursday evening.
This information won't surprise you, but it could save you heat-related health trouble on Tuesday and through Thursday: Fridley and the Twin Cities are under renewed advisories for heat and bad air quality. On Monday the Twin Cities hit a record 99 degrees, and the rest of the week looks like more of the same or very similar. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on Monday extended its air-pollution health advisory to cover Tuesday from noon to midnight. As an earlier advisory did on Monday, that means people at risk for ill effects from air pollution should limit their outdoor activities in the afternoon. Try to make your trips outside in the morning instead. The National Weather Service on Monday evening extended its heat advisory to …
Monday, July 2, 2012
MN Pollution Control Agency expects ozone levels to peak Monday afternoon.
If the recent heat wave isn't enough to deter you from outdoor activity, the quality of the air expected Monday afternoon just might. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has issued another air pollution health advisory for Monday, July 2, 2012. Officials expect ozone pollution for the Twin Cities metro and southeastern Minnesota to increase. The health advisory runs until midnight Monday. The advisory indicates that ozone levels are expected to be near a level that is considered unhealthy for sensitive groups, including those with preexisting respiratory conditions, the elderly, children, and individuals who participate in outdoor activities requiring extended or heavy exertion. The MPCA issued two similar advisories last week. …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Alert about more serious conditions is set to expire at midnight Wednesday.
The air just got worse. Well, the air-pollution health advisory in effect until midnight Wednesday is now a more serious air-pollution health alert. Here's how the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency explains it. Take care. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has upgraded the air pollution health advisory issued for the Twin Cities to an air pollution health alert effective from 3 p.m. until midnight on Wednesday, June 27. An air pollution health advisory remains in effect for Rochester for the same period. Hourly ozone concentrations are expected to reach a level considered unhealthy for sensitive groups in the Twin Cities early this evening. At-risk Populations: Ozone is expected to reach a level that is considered unhealthy …
Panel included experts from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the Minnesota Department of Health.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency created a webpage for all its info on Fridley.
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Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Ozone will be at high levels through Wednesday night, according to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA).
If you have a sensitive respiratory system or plan to go big during that midweek run, take note that ozone levels in the Fridley area might be working against you through Wednesday night. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) issued an air pollution health advisory Tuesday afternoon due to expected increases in ozone pollution for the Twin Cities metro and Rochester. The health advisory runs until midnight Wednesday, June 27, 2012. The advisory indicates that ozone levels are expected to be near a level that is considered unhealthy for sensitive groups, including those with preexisting respiratory conditions, the elderly, children, and individuals who participate in outdoor activities requiring extended or heavy exertion. High …