Planning Commission Air Quality

With the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency set to begin monitoring emissions from trucks hauling frack sand near the Winona YMCA, the Winona City Planning Commission Tuesday will discuss whether monitors should also be placed near frack sand facilities in the city.
Winona is set to become the first city in the state to monitor emissions from the trucks coming off the interstate bridge, but a proposal from the M-P-C-A does not address air emissions around the frack sand loading and unloading facilities.

That issue will be discussed Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. at City Hall.

The Planning Commission may then make a recommendation to the City Council on monitoring the facilities.

Monitors will be placed atop the YMCA building for a year to get a readings on truck emissions there.

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