Posts Tagged ‘cleanup’

Coast Guard allows restricted traffic at oil spill site

by Associated Press Published: January 31,2013

Tags: accident, barge, boat, boating, bridge, cleanup, collision, crude oil, emergency, leak, navigation, oil spill, river water, shipping, towboat, transportation

VICKSBURG — The Coast Guard is permitting restricted commercial vessel traffic on the Mississippi River near Vicksburg as crews work to remove oil from a leaking barge, a Guard spokesman said today. Chief Petty Officer Paul Roszkowski said southbound commercial traffic will be allowed to pass through the area during daylight hours and northbound commercial […] [...]

Boats creep by as oil cleanup continues on Mississippi

VICKSBURG — Water vessels were moving cautiously today through a section of the Mississippi River where a barge was leaking oil as Coast Guard officials attempted to ease the economic impact of shutting down one of the nation’s vital commerce routes. Crews on Wednesday began pumping oil from the leaking barge onto another barge — […] [...]

Crews hope to start removing oil from damaged barge

VICKSBURG — The Coast Guard says crews hope to start work today to remove thousands of gallons of oil from a damaged barge on the Mississippi River, but it’s not clear how long that could take or when the river will reopen. A 16-mile stretch of river was closed near Vicksburg for a fourth day […] [...]

Boats still idled by oil spill on Mississippi; reopening uncertain

VICKSBURG — With more than 50 vessels idled on the water for a fourth day today, authorities said they still do not know when they will be able to reopen a 16-mile stretch of the Mississippi River that has been closed due to an oil spill. A plan to pump oil from a leaking barge […] [...]

River remains closed as oil spill cleanup continues

VICKSBURG — Barges transporting commerce idled among the nearly four-dozen vessels stacked up today along a normally bustling stretch of the Mississippi River, denied transit as crews feverishly sought to clean up leaking oil spilled in a weekend barge accident. Workers have been skimming oily water around the clock near Vicksburg ever since a barge […] [...]

Neighborhoods still being tested for pollutants from plant

HATTIESBURG — Officials have been conducting testing at and near the former Hercules plant to determine whether contaminants have spread into surrounding neighborhoods. Testing is being conducted by officials with the state Department of Environmental Quality, the Environmental Protection Agency and Ashland Inc., Hercules’ parent company at wells within a half-mile radius of the former […] [...]

Communities in race with deadline to spend Katrina money

VICKSBURG — Warren County and Vicksburg want to decide before the end of 2012 on how to spend a remaining $1.75 million in Hurricane Katrina recovery money. The Vicksburg Post reports the money runs out in 2013. The county got $3.8 million in 2008 to clean drainage ditches inside Vicksburg. Warren County was among 49 […] [...]

Cleanup underway at former Hercules plant site

by Associated Press Published: December 10,2012

Tags: cleanup, contamination, court, environment, lawsuit, manufacture, pollution

HATTIESBURG — Cleanup of the impoundment basin at the Hercules plant in Hattiesburg began a few days after Hercules and parent company Ashland Inc. answered a lawsuit filed against both alleging pollution in nearby neighborhoods. The Hattiesburg American reports sludge cleanup began Thursday, following the answers to the lawsuit on Dec. 3. The Mississippi Department […] [...]

Contractor, city settle Katrina cleanup-related lawsuit

WAVELAND — A lawsuit against Waveland filed by a contractor who claimed the city owes it $1.36 million for post-Hurricane Katrina cleanup work has been dismissed. The Sea Coast Echo reports according to paperwork filed in Hancock County Circuit Court, T.C.B. Construction of Poplarville and city agreed to dismiss the suit. T.C.B. sued the city […] [...]

FEMA approves $11M in Isaac grants; SBA OKs $1M+ in loans

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved $11.1 million in grants across Mississippi for damage from Hurricane Isaac. That includes more than $9.5 million for housing assistance and $1.6 million for other needs such as personal property, damaged vehicles and medical expenses, FEMA spokesman Tim Tyson told The Mississippi Press. In addition […] [...]

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