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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 […] [...]

Spokesman: Raw sewage has been pouring in river since weekend

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — Millions of gallons of raw sewage are pouring into the Mississippi River from a St. Louis wastewater treatment plant where two of three pumps have failed. Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District spokesman Lance LeComb says the pumps went out on Sunday night, and it’s unclear how quickly they may be fixed or […] [...]

Capital City’s $90M infrastructure deal finally approved

JACKSON — After months of negotiations, the city of Jackson’s $90-million infrastructure deal with Siemens has cleared its final hurdle. The Clarion-Ledger reports the Mississippi Development Authority has approved the project, which will use promises of future savings to upgrade the city’s two water plants, install new meters and repair or replace around two miles […] [...]

Lab owner’s attorneys say client is being punished for activism

WATER VALLEY — Federal prosecutors want a judge to prohibit defense lawyers from saying a laboratory owner’s past environmental activism is the reason behind her prosecution on charges of faking wastewater samples. Tennie White, owner of Mississippi Environmental Analytical Laboratories Inc., was indicted Nov. 7 on charges of making false statements and obstruction related to […] [...]

Capital City could face $1B water bill

JACKSON — A new study finds the city of Jackson will need an estimated $300 million to fix its crumbling water system. The Clarion-Ledger reports Mayor Harvey Johnson Jr. released some of the basic details about the study yesterday. The city already has to spend roughly $400 million on sewer improvements, as mandated by the […] [...]

Ciity agrees to $90M infrastructure deal with Siemens

JACKSON — The city of Jackson and a global corporation have agreed to a $90-million deal that Mayor Harvey Johnson Jr. has called the largest infrastructure project in the city’s history. The deal with Siemens still needs approval from the Mississippi Development Authority, but the contract signature clears the way for work to begin as […] [...]

Council ends standoff, approves $90M water/sewer project

JACKSON — The Jackson City Council has ended a month-long standoff with the administration over a $90-million water and sewer project, after receiving assurances they would have another chance to weigh in on the proposed deal. The Economic Development Committee and then the council voted to spend more than $400,000 to hire bond counsel and […] [...]

T.L. Wallace wins infrastructure project at KiOR site

NATCHEZ — Adams County supervisors have approved a $522,673 to relocate a sewer line on the former Belwood County Club property, the future site of KiOR’s Natchez alternative fuel production facility. The Natchez Democrat reports the contract went to T.L. Wallace Construction. Board Attorney Scott Slover said the bid was approximately $180,000 below the county’s […] [...]

Environmental lab owner charged with falsifying records

JACKSON — The owner of an environmental laboratory in Mississippi has been charged with falsifying records on industrial wastewater samples that she was hired to test. Tennie White, owner and sole operator of Mississippi Environmental Analytical Laboratories Inc., was indicted in U.S. District Court in Jackson. She’s charged with two counts of making false statements […] [...]

MDEQ lifts beach closure following sewage spill

BILOXI — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has lifted a beach closure issued Oct. 13 in Biloxi. The closure extended for a section of beach from Mockingbird Lane on the west to Edgewater Drive on the east and included Beach Station 11A-Edgewater Beach. Last Saturday, the City of […] [...]

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