Posts Tagged ‘cleanup’

Cleanup underway at former Hercules plant site

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 […] [...]

Alderman wants pre-storm cleanup by businesses, contractors

LONG BEACH — Alderman Mark Lishen says Long Beach should require businesses and construction sites to make sure their building materials, trash and trash containers won’t become battering rams in hurricanes. He tells WLOX-TV he wants an ordinance to make sure that such things are secured or removed before hurricanes arrive on shore. Lishen’s current […] [...]

Officials still deciding on post-Isaac debris cleanup

OCEAN SPRINGS and MCCOMB — A decision is expected in the next couple of days on whether Jackson County will clean up Hurricane Isaac debris along East and Front beaches in Ocean Springs. The Sun Herald reports attorneys for the city, county and secretary of state held a conference call to determine if the county […] [...]

Ladners’ sentencing set for Katrina-related kickbacks

BAY ST. LOUIS — A former Hancock County road department manager and his wife have been scheduled for sentencing Nov. 16 in a kickback scheme related to Hurricane Katrina cleanup contracts. Prosecutors said Roger Ladner was given the authority to award millions of dollars in ditch-cleaning contracts after the 2005 storm and some went to […] [...]

Beach remains mess post-Isaac; court ruling at issue

OCEAN SPRINGS — Beaches at Ocean Springs are still a mess after Hurricane Isaac, and worries over a court ruling are one reason why they aren’t being cleaned up. The Sun Herald reports Jackson County officials interpret a recent court ruling dealing with the beachfront property of two landowners as meaning that all of the […] [...]

Portions of Isaac-battered beach could open this weekend

HARRISON COUNTY — Portions of the Hurricane Isaac-battered beach in Harrison County could be open this weekend as workers continue to remove debris the storm left behind. Chuck Loftis, director of the Sand Beach Authority, told The Sun Herald crews are making progress and likely will open parts of the beach where vendors operate. Hurricane […] [...]

Supervisors award contract for post-Isaac cleanup

POPLARVILLE and PICAYUNE — Pearl River County supervisors have awarded a contract for cleanup from Hurricane Isaac. The Picayune Item reports the $774,190 contract was awarded to Hensley R. Lee Contracting of Picayune for removal of debris generated by Hurricane Isaac on public lands and along public rights of way. Supervisors also extended an emergency […] [...]

Tens of thousands of dead nutria litter the Coast

HANCOCK COUNTY — Crews are pitchforking dead nutria into front-end loaders on Hancock County beaches. The Sun Herald reports an estimated 16,000 to 18,000 of the semiaquatic rodents and other dead animals washed in Hancock County up after drowning in Hurricane Isaac’s storm surge. A federal contractor, U.S. Environmental Services, will dump the bodies in […] [...]

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