Minnesota Seeks Public Input on Proposed Ash-Landfill ExpansionMinnesota Seeks Public Input on Proposed Ash-Landfill Expansion
July 14, 2015
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) recently said that it is accepting public comments until Aug. 5 on a proposed expansion of Xcel Energy’s ash landfill near Mankato that would grow by 4.1 acres and allow the landfill to operate for 13 more years.
Xcel’s Wilmarth Station, located in Mankato, generates energy by burning solid waste. The ash byproduct is sent to the Blue Earth County Ponderosa landfill, which the energy company is seeking to expand.