MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A Minneapolis scrap metal company has agreed to pay $2.5
million and to move a metal shredder out of north Minneapolis to settle air
pollution concerns.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency said Friday that Northern Metal
Recycling agreed to move the shredder to a non-metro location in 2019.

As part of the settlement, the company agreed to pay a $1 million civil penalty
and $600,000 to the city of Minneapolis to fund community health projects.

The MPCA had been trying to shut down the facility and revoke its permit. The
agency alleged the business misled regulators and was putting high levels of
metals into the air over Minneapolis' north side.

MPCA Commissioner John Linc Stine says Northern Metals has made improvements
and passed the emissions testing the agency wanted the company to complete, and
is complying with its permit.