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Lindquist-Holan - Letter to the editor


Fri, Jul 18th, 2003
Posted in Letter to the Editor

Baseline For Your WellFillmore County has a special water quality concern because of the Karst geology of this area. The fractured limstone bedrock and the thin overlying soils offer little protection in keeping contaminants out of ground water. Runoff can enter streams or sinkholes and become part of the ground water within hours or even minutes. To better understand how fast polluted ground water flows, one only has to view the geological Karst formation at the corner of St. Paul & Preston streets, in Preston, MN.The Heartland Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) on page eight (8) states: The bedrock geology consists of limestone, DOMOMITE, sandstone and shale. According to the Minnesota Geological Survey educational series 10, by John H. Mossler, there is Dolostone, a carbonated sedimentary rock, consisting chiefly of the mineral dolomite. My reason for making the reader aware of this fact is as follows: When diluted Hydrochloric Acid (HCI) comes in contact with dolomite, the rock fizzes. The fizzing process abrades the dolostone, thus forming more interstices and widening existing crevices. This can only make the ground water flow faster.The Heartland Energy and Recycling, L.L.C. air emissions permit states on the front page, that the plant has the potential to emit 9.43 tons/yr. of Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) of which9.0 tons/yr. consist of HCI. I dont think I have to draw a picture of what can take place when the rain mixes with the Hydrochloric Acid fall-out and percolates into the ground. Some of the other pollutants that will be spewed into the air are heavy metals. Unfortunately, the metals will come down in tiny particles, possibly micro particles, and have the characteristics of accumulating, in the ground as well as in humans. Considering the aforementioned geology in Fillmore County, the metal and other pollutant could contaminate our wells -- our drinking water.In addition to the usual routine testing for Coliform and E. Coli Bacteria, Nitrate, Nitrite, Chloride and Sulfate, I will also test my well for lead, mercury, cadmium, chromium, copper, zinc, and for Arsenic at a certified laboratory. By testing for the metals and the arsenic I will establish my base line to which I will be able to compare future well tests. It is my understanding that the Chloride test, done through the Fillmore County Planning and Zoning Dept., is also a proxy for other impuritie .....
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Sauer, Frances - Letter to the editor

Fri, Jul 11th, 2003
Posted in Letter to the Editor

Letter about Heartland  Recently, I saw the American flag, waving upon many graves. I wondered, Who were all these people? How did they die? Were they alone? Were they on foreign soil? Did they die knowing that their hardshi ..... 
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Maust - Letter to the editor

Fri, Jul 11th, 2003
Posted in Letter to the Editor

Letter about Heartland

Its a shame when well educated, intelligent people have to resort to telling outright lies to try to further their unfounded beliefs.

NO scrap tires are to be washed at the new Heart ..... 
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Marzolf - Letter to the editor

Fri, Jul 11th, 2003
Posted in Letter to the Editor

Letter about Heartland

There is something to the idea that you can travel the world, only to find that the best spot is where you grew up. Through my work, I have traveled a good portion of the globe and I can now say, Preston ..... 
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Benson - Letter to the editor

Fri, Jul 11th, 2003
Posted in Letter to the Editor

Letter in praise of

local business owners

Im not writing to complain about anything or to ramble on about some big issue important to the state. I just want to mention someone who many of us have come to ..... 
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Sauer, M.D. -Letter to the editor

Thu, Jul 3rd, 2003
Posted in Letter to the Editor

The proposed Heartland Energy & Recycling project (a tire-burning facility) has, very properly, raised may concerns about air, water, visual and noise pollution. I would like to point out the probable increase in animal transmitted disease, as well. ..... 
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Watson - Letter to the editor

Fri, Jun 27th, 2003
Posted in Letter to the Editor

At the Preston MPCA meeting, I asked the MPCA panel if there were any differentiation between Industrial and Food Producing areas when it comes to types and levels of permissible, toxic, polluting emissions. There answer was a definite No with the ad ..... 
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Haugan - Letter to the editor

Fri, Jun 27th, 2003
Posted in Letter to the Editor

Letter about missing cans

To whom it may concern,

Please stop taking the aluminum cans from behind Christ Lutheran church. They are being collected as a fund raiser for our youth group. If anyone would like ..... 
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Underbakke - Letter to the editor

Fri, Jun 20th, 2003
Posted in Letter to the Editor

Letter about Heartland

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency staff have worked with Heartland promoters for longer than two years to ensure smooth permitting of a tire-burning plant at Preston. MPCAs approval of the plan is neithe ..... 
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