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Dayton to honor 3 environmental projects at fair

FALCON HEIGHTS — Gov. Mark Dayton was scheduled to honor three environmental projects at the Minnesota State Fair today, opening day.

The ceremony was set for 1 p.m. today at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's Eco Experience Sustainability Stage. MPCA Commissioner Paul Aasen and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regional administrator Susan Hedman also will be on hand.

The Governor's Awards for Pollution Prevention date back to 1991.

This year's winners include the city of St. Paul's Public Pools Green Initiative, which reduces chemical use in public swimming pools; a partnership by Fairview Health Services and other nonprofits that has recycled more than 45 tons of "blue wrap," which covers operating room supplies during sterilization; and another partnership that will recycle more than 150,000 tons of old roofing shingles into asphalt paving annually.

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Governor's Awards web page: http://www.pca.state.mn.us/govawards

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