Northern Metals media coverage
• WCCO — September 13, 2016
NE Mpls. Metal Recycling Plant Agrees To Help Curb Air Pollution
State pollution officials say that a northeast Minneapolis metal recycling plant has agreed to voluntarily reduce dust generated at its business, thereby helping to improve air quality in the industrial area of the city that’s been recently marked by quality violations.
• Star Tribune — August 31, 2016
Judge orders Minneapolis metal shredder to cease major part of operation
• City Pages — July 12, 2016
North Minneapolis neighborhoods around Lowry industrial plants see 20 percent higher cancer rate
by Susan Du
According to a recent study sponsored by the Bottineau Neighborhood Association, cancer in nearby neighborhoods occurs at a 300 percent higher rate than in the similarly sized city of Mound, MN, while asthma-related deaths are 844 percent higher.
• Minnesota Daily — June 15, 2016
Facility spurs community health concerns
The MPCA is trying to revoke Northern Metal Recycling’s permit following outcry.
By Ryan Faircloth
"When Roxxanne O’Brien and her family moved within a mile of Northern Metal Recycling two years ago, they began to notice new health problems. ... "
• Recycling Today — June 14, 2016
MPCA continues to battle with Northern Metals over shredder operation*
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency seeks to shut down Minneapolis facility over air emissions.
* Recommended overview
• MinnPost — June 14, 2016
Pollution Control Agency enlists north Minneapolis residents in effort to pull recycling facility's permit
By Kristoffer Tigue
"When Channy Leaneagh moved to north Minneapolis three years ago, she didn’t anticipate that the neighborhood’s air quality would be a problem. But last year, her 7-year-old daughter missed over a week of school. 'Every single one of those [days] she was home sick with asthma,' she said."
• KARE — June 10, 2016
Mpls. recycling plant accused of pollution can stay open
by Dylan Wohlenhaus
• Star Tribune — June 9, 2016
MPCA, scrap yard owners agree to reduce metal-shredder dust in north Minneapolis
MPCA still is seeking a temporary injunction to shut down the shredding operation.
by Steve Brandt
• KSTP — June 9, 2016
Recycling Plant Accused of Polluting Air in Minneapolis Can Continue to Operate
by Joe Augustine
"A metal recycling company accused of polluting the air at alarming levels can continue to operate in North Minneapolis – for now. ..."
• St. Cloud Times — June 2, 2016
Becker hopes to lure metal recycler
by Kristi Marohn
"The city of Becker is hoping to attract a metal recycler with a record of air quality problems at its current site on the Mississippi River in Minneapolis."