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TCF Stadium Construction Site to Pay Fines

After an inspection by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency in April, University of Minnesota could face tens of thousands of dollars in fines for seven potential environmental violations. The source of the problem is the TCF Stadium construction site on the Twin Cities Campus, which was dumping pollutants into the Mississippi River.

The University of Minnesota was issued a warning by the agency and the amount of the citation will depend on the severity of the violations and the impact of the pollution. Possible violations included dirt in the streets surrounding the site, inadequate filters to stop water runoff and pollutants found in the Mississippi River.

They were ordered to stop discharging groundwater from the site into the storm sewer. University officials said that the problems were corrected immediately. They report that the site is no longer the source of any environmental violations.