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Scientists warn of possible water shortages; work on solutions

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI β€” When water runs clear and fast from a tap, it’s often hard to believe there could be a challenge for individuals, farmers and communities to keep it clean and plentiful. Joe Street, associate director of the Mississippi State University Extension Service, warned that water supplies could be depleted, even in the South, […] [...]

City suing Hercules for pollution at shuttered plant site

HATTIESBURG β€” 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 […] [...]

Officials oppose MDEQ’s proposed water regulations

PEARL RIVER COUNTY β€” Pearl River County supervisors have unanimously adopted a resolution opposing proposed Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality amendments to state water regulations. The Mississippi Rural Water Association charges the proposed changes would give MDEQ the power to deny permits covering proposed water wells and cancel existing well permits. In some cases, it […] [...]

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