MPCA Hosting Public Meeting on UMore Park in Rosemount

The event will discuss the results from a recent Remedial Investigation conducted by the University of Minnesota on the former Gopher Ordnance Works property in Rosemount.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency will host a public information meeting on Thursday, June 28 in Rosemount to discuss the University of Minnesota's UMore Park property.

The University on a large portion of the property to assess possible contamination issues from chemicals and other hazardous substances related to historical use of the land.

The land was used to by the U.S. Government during WWII to produce smokeless gunpowder at the former Gopher Ordnance Works. The University of Minnesota acquired the property in 1947 and 1948 for research use in a variety of areas including agriculture, aeronautical engineering and medical projects.

The University has also leased out portions of the land to a variety tenants.

The public is invited to hear the results from the Remedial Investigation and meet with University of Minnesota and MPCA officials in an open-house-type setting. Officials will also discuss what the results mean for the property and community moving forward.

The event will be held from 6:00 p.m. to approximately 8:00 p.m. at the


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