Minnesota governor considers recycler permit hold after fire

MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said Friday he is considering placing a 30-day hold on a metal recycling company’s permit after a fire that burned for days and sent up plumes of smoke.

Speaking at a forum organized by the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Walz said he is looking at ways to hold Northern Metals responsible for pollution caused by this week’s fire at its plant in Becker, in central Minnesota.

Walz told the audience that he does not trust Northern Metals “to do the right thing,” KMSP-TV reported. The Democratic governor said state regulators would make the decision on a 30-day hold.
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