Posts Tagged ‘soil’

Creosote contamination almost contained at former plant site

by Associated Press Published: July 23,2013

Tags: contamination, creosote, environment, factory, Picayune Wood Treating, plant, pollution, public health, soil, Superfun

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. […] [...]

Lab owner’s attorney: No plans to use pay-back defense

by Associated Press Published: April 3,2013

Tags: contaminant, contamination, ecosystem, environment, laboratory, pollution, soil, testing, wastewater, water, wildlife

WATER VALLEY — A defense lawyer for a laboratory owner says she had no plans to suggest that her client was targeted for prosecution because of her environmental activism. Abby Brumley made the statement yesterday in a filing for Tennie White in U.S. District Court in Jackson. White owns Mississippi Environmental Analytical Laboratories Inc. She […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Radioactive soil-testing device stolen from truck

by Associated Press Published: January 16,2011

Tags: engineering, public health, soil, theft

JACKSON — The Mississippi Health Department says a moisture density gauge containing a small amount of radioactive material has been stolen during an auto theft in Jackson. The Health Department says the gauge was in the bed of the Ford truck when the pickup was stolen Wednesday. The gauge is a common device that construction […] [...]

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