Posts Tagged ‘contamination’

City suing Hercules for pollution at shuttered plant site

HATTIESBURG — The City of Hattiesburg is suing Hercules Inc. and parent company Ashland Inc., claiming groundwater contamination from a closed factory may leach into the city’s water supply. The city filed suit Thursday in federal court in Hattiesburg. “The city is exercising its right and taking the opportunity to protect its citizens and protecting […] [...]

Judge refuses to suspend oil spill settlement payments

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge has rejected BP’s latest request to suspend settlement payments to Gulf Coast residents and businesses while former FBI Director Louis Freeh leads an independent investigation of the program, which compensates victims of the company’s 2010 oil spill. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier’s order today says an internal probe by […] [...]

MDEQ reopens Bayou Casotte after spill kills fish

PASCAGOULA — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has reopened Bayou Casotte and nearby waters in the Mississippi Sound to fishing and to swimming and other water contact. The department says it closed the bayou and the sound within 1,000 feet of the bayou’s mouth on Aug. 19, after a fish kill linked to low-pH […] [...]

MDEQ monitoring bayou cleanup after discharge kills fish

JACKSON COUNTY — The fish kill caused by low pH levels in Bayou Casotte has left a mess, and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and Mississippi Phosphates Corp. are working to clean up the bayou. MDEQ spokesman Robbie Wilbur tells The Sun Herald the agency is monitoring the cleanup and will let residents know […] [...]

City hopes to land grant to clean up contaminated site

GAUTIER — Petroleum contaminated sites would be prime candidates for a revitalization program if Gautier city officials are successful in obtaining a $400,000 brownfield’s grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Jymalyn Redmond of the Goodwyn, Mills & Cawood firm is assisting the city in preparing its application. Mayor Gordon Gollott tells The Mississippi Press […] [...]

Grocer recalls ground beef; could contain E. coli

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Winn-Dixie has issued an immediate voluntary recall of Fresh 93% Lean Ground Beef with UPCs #20167100000 and #24370700000. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the reason for the recall is the potential that the product may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The recall is part of a larger […] [...]

Creosote contamination almost contained at former plant site

PICAYUNE — Soil on the property, contaminated by creosote where wood was treated at the old Picayune Wood Treating plant from the 1940s to the late 1990s, is in the final states of being completely contained. A Superfund open house was hosted recently by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality. […] [...]

With lifting of advisories, all Coast beaches open

HARRISON COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has lifted two water contact advisories issued June 1 for stretches of Harrison County beach. Advisories were lifted on the following beach monitoring stations: • Station 10B — East Courthouse (from Courthouse Road east to Teagarden • Station 11A — […] [...]

MDEQ lifts advisories on three stretches of beach

GULFPORT — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has lifted three water contact advisories issued May 31. The cleared stations are: • Station 8 — Gulfport West (from Maria Avenue east to Camp Avenue • Station 9 — Gulfport Harbor Beach (from 20th Avenue east to Thornton Avenue • […] [...]

Sewer spill prompts MDEQ advisory for Coast bayou

BAY ST. LOUIS — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has issued a temporary water contact advisory for Joe’s Bayou near Felicity Street in Bay St. Louis. The advisory is issued due to a city-reported sewer spill, which occurred Sunday night from a malfunctioning pump station. The City of Bay St. Louis has stopped […] [...]

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