Posts Tagged ‘contamination’

Former mill owner charged after massive fish kill

PEARL RIVER — The Justice Department has filed two criminal misdemeanor charges against Temple-Inland, the former owner of a paper mill in Bogalusa, La., for violating federal environmental laws. The charges stem from a five-day spill of pollutants from the company’s paper plant into the Pearl River in August 2011. A bill of information filed […] [...]

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 […] [...]

MDEQ fines International Paper, Timber Products plants

by Associated Press Published: December 3,2012

Tags: contamination, ecosystem, environment, manufacture, manufacturer, manufacturing, paper, plant, pollution, wildlife

REDWOOD and CORINTH — International Paper Co. is paying a $38,250 civil fine for failing to label used oil tanks and exceeding air pollution limits from a lime kiln. The company, based in Memphis, Tenn., agreed in September to pay the fine to the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality. An order published by the department […] [...]

River restocking continues following massive fish kill

PEARL RIVER — After a three-hour journey in a truck-mounted fish tank, thousands of young bluegills were released into the West Pearl River in St. Tammany Parish, La., last week. In small batches, state wildlife officials released 200,000 bluegills — raised at a state hatchery in Alexandria, La., — into the river near Interstate 59 […] [...]

Association: Shrimp processors still face oil spill dilemma

GULF OF MEXICO — With looming legal deadlines related to the 2010 BP oil spill, dozens of shrimp processors along the Gulf Coast face a difficult dilemma, with either decision having the potential to jeopardize the future of their businesses and the region’s seafood industry, according to a leading trade association. All pending claims for […] [...]

MDEQ lifts numerous post-Isaac beach closures

HARRISON COUNTY and JACKSON COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has lifted numerous beach closures issued Aug. 31 in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac for monitoring stations in Harrison and Jackson counties. The reopened beaches in Harrison County are: • Station 8-Gulfport West — west end at Marie Avenue to the east end […] [...]

MDEQ lifts nearly week-old Coast beach closure

BILOXI — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has lifted beach closure issued July 19 for Station 12A. The station is located on Biloxi West Central Beach near Rodenburg Avenue. The closure was from Travia Street east to Iberville Drive. Water samples show the area has attained acceptable bacteria […] [...]

MDEQ closes beach; lightning could have caused contamination

BILOXI — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has issued a precautionary beach closure for one sampling station in Harrison County. The area of the closure is at Station 12A, Biloxi West Central Beach near Rodenburg Avenue.  The extent is from Travia Street east to Iberville Drive. The city […] [...]

Activist: Coast city’s water, air, soil polluted by industrial plants

MOSS POINT — Past and present industrial plants have contaminated the Moss Point area’s water, soil and air with toxic chemicals, damaging people’s health, says chemist and environmental activist Wilma Subra. Three plants spewed more than 200 tons of chemicals into the air before they closed, including 193 tons from the International Paper-Moss Point Mill […] [...]

Company that caused fish kill discharging wastewater

by Associated Press Published: August 26,2011

Tags: angling, contamination, environment, fish, fishing, manufacturing, paper mill, pollution, state government, wildlife

PEARL RIVER — State environmental regulators have approved Louisiana-based paper producer Temple-Inland Inc.’s request to begin a limited wastewater discharge from its water treatment system in order to reduce water levels in its stabilization basin. Authorities say doing so will allow for rainfall and cooling water at the plant and prevent an emergency discharge in […] [...]

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