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MPCA to Update Residents on Landfill Project

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency will host a public information meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 to discuss its plan to upgrading the cover and gas-extraction system at the Hopkins Landfill.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is spreading the word about a landfill project scheduled to start late this summer.

The agency will host a at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 in Council Chambers. The MPCA will discuss its plan to upgrad the cover and gas-extraction system at the Hopkins Landfill, located at 1414 Seventh St. S. Construction is expected to begin in late summer 2012 and be completed by the following summer.

The Hopkins Landfill's cover system does not meet today’s standards, and the active gas-extraction system, which was installed in 1996, will be improved to better control the landfill’s methane gas.

Because of the methane gas and the proximity of a large number of homes, the Hopkins Landfill ranks first out of 112 on the MPCA Closed Landfill Program’s risk priority list for remedial response.

At the Feb. 13 meeting, MPCA staff will present the site improvement proposal and project schedule and be available for questions and comments.

Those with questions about the meeting can call Project Manager Patrick Hanson at 651-757-2409.

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