Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality’

MDEQ welcomes new members to enHance program

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has accepted three new members, seven renewal memberships and two returning members into its enHance program for the 2014 class. enHance is a voluntary stewardship program begun in 2009 that recognizes committed environmental leaders who accomplish goals beyond their legal requirements. enHance is open to […] [...]

State receives first NFWF funding to support coastal planning

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has received a $3.6 million grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. The money will be used by MDEQ to coordinate the views, visions, values and plans of the people of the Gulf Coast as Mississippi puts together an integrated, coastal wide, restoration […] [...]

BP oil spill still being felt as tar balls wash up on islands

GULF OF MEXICO — Mississippi environmental authorities say oil debris found this week on state barrier islands is believed to be from the BP’s disastrous 2010 spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and contractors for the oil giant are involved in the cleanup. Officials believe high winds and seasonal low tides uncovered the material. Mississippi’s […] [...]

Court to hear dispute over silicon plant permit

BURNSVILLE — A competitor’s effort to question an air pollution permit for a planned Tishomingo County silicon metal refinery has spilled into court. The $200 million Mississippi Silicon project, announced in late December, is supposed to create 200 jobs in Burnsville. Globe Metallurgical of Selma, Ala., is suing the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality in […] [...]

Cooper plant earns entry into MDEQ’s enHance program

CLARKSDALE — Cooper Tire’s Clarksdale plant was recently accepted into the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality’s (MDEQ) enHance program as a steward. The plant was accepted based on its record of landfill and energy usage reductions. Cooper’s Tupelo plant was similarly recognized in 2011. The enHance voluntary stewardship program, which stands for “envision heightened awareness […] [...]

MDEQ raises water contact advisory for Coast beach

OCEAN SPRINGS — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has lifted a water contact advisory that was issued February 20 for a beach monitoring station in Ocean Springs. The advisory has been raised for Station 17-St. Andrews Beach. Water samples at this station show the area has attained acceptable […] [...]

MDEQ issues another water contact advisory

OCEAN SPRINGS — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has issued a water contact advisory for one sampling station in Jackson County. This segment of beach is not closed; however, there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in this area. The advisory is for Station […] [...]

MDEQ lifts water contact advisory for Coast beach

GULFPORT — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has lifted a water contact advisory that was issued Feb. 12 for a Coast beach. MDEQ lifted the advisory for Station 11-Gulfport East, which extends from Teagarden Road east to Anniston Avenue. Water samples at this station show the area has […] [...]

Another Coast beach advisory issued by MDEQ

GULFPORT — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has issued a water contact advisory Wednesday for one sampling station in Harrison County. This segment of beach is not closed; however, there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in this area. The affected beach is at […] [...]

MDEQ lifts water contact advisory on Coast beach

WAVELAND — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has lifted a water contact advisory that was issued Feb. 6. The affected beach was Station 3 at Waveland Beach, which extends from Oak Street east to Favre Street. Water samples at this station show the area has attained acceptable bacteria […] [...]

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