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County fined by MDEQ for road project runoff

LAUDERDALE COUNTY — Lauderdale County will pay a $12,000 state fine for failing to use sediment control on a local road project.

The Meridian Star reports that supervisors voted Monday to pay the fine levied by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.

MDEQ spokesman Robbie Wilbur says the agency found the project in Toomsuba did not have the proper sediment controls to prevent run-off into a nearby creek. Wilbur says run-off affects water quality and can make its way downstream from creeks, eventually contaminating the watershed.

County road manager control Neal Carson says the county had used hay bales and large rocks around the box culvert to prevent run-off along about two miles of the roadway but MDEQ didn’t consider the job adequate.


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