Posts Tagged ‘cleanup’

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

by Associated Press Published: September 17,2012

Tags: beach, bench, cleanup, court, disaster recovery, judge, judicial, judiciary, land, natural disaster, outodoors, ownership, property, real estate

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 […] [...]

Cleanup begins on Isaac-ravaged Gulf Coast

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — After days of whipping wind and heavy rain, life on the Mississippi Gulf Coast is slowly returning to normal as residents return home and begin cleaning up from Hurricane Isaac. Hancock County Supervisor David Yarborough said today that two of three shelters in the county have been shut down and residents […] [...]

Leaking Keesler generator spills diesel into bay

by MBJ Staff Published: August 31,2012

Tags: accident, bay, cleanup, defense, diesel, ecosystem, environment, fuel, leak, military, pollution, saltewater, spill, water, wildlife

BILOXI — Keesler Air Force Base reported it is responding to a diesel fuel spill from the base commissary generator that leaked into a storm drain leading to Biloxi’s Back Bay yesterday. Brig. Gen. Brad Spacy, 81st Training Wing commander, said the base’s fire department, hazardous materials spill team and environmental officials are on scene […] [...]

Part of Horn Island closed after materials test positive for mustrad gas

by Associated Press Published: August 21,2012

Tags: asbestos, cleanup, defense, energy, military, mustartd gas, Oil, oil spill, outdoors, pollution

GULF OF MEXICO — The Gulf Islands National Seashore has closed about 30 acres of Horn Island to the public indefinitely after BP cleanup workers discovered tiles containing asbestos. GINS superintendent Dan Brown says one of 12 areas tested at that site also came back positive for mustard gas. Brown says the hazardous materials are […] [...]

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