Posts Tagged ‘waste’

DeSoto County finds money in the trash

HERNANDO — DeSoto County has pulled some good numbers from the trash. Officials have reported 86.1 tons of rubbish collected from last week’s annual cleanup — a six-ton increase over the previous year — and a $190,000 refund to the county from disposal vendor Allied Waste Industries to correct a six-year billing error. “It shows […] [...]

University ahead of schedule on sustainability initiative

STARKVILLE — Upgrading infrastructure and making operations more efficient are two key changes that have allowed Mississippi State University to reduce its energy consumption by 37 percent. Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning created the Energy Task Force in 2006 and set a goal, by 2016, for Mississippi universities to reduce their energy consumption by 30 […] [...]

Work underway on transit complex, treatment plant

NATCHEZ — Work is underway at the site of the future Natchez transit facility. The Natchez Democrat reports crews with Paul Jackson Construction of Brookhaven are removing a fence, concrete slab and shed from the site, formerly the location of A-B Motor Company. The crews also have 7,000 yards of dirt that has to be […] [...]

Ingalls pays for six years of portable toilet pollution

PASCAGOULA — Ingalls Shipbuilding has paid a $33,775 fine after a portable toilet dumped untreated waste into the East Pascagoula River for more than six years. Spokesman Bill Glenn says that the toilet station was connected to a storm drain at the Pascagoula shipyard after 2005’s Hurricane Katrina, instead of to the sewer system. The […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Utility Authority seeking input from officials on proposed rate increase

HERNANDO — The DeSoto County Regional Utility Authority is asking officials in Southaven, Olive Branch, Hernando, Horn Lake and Walls to comment on a proposed rate increase. The Commercial Appeal reports the proposal calls for a 20-cent rate hike to help cover an increase of about $511,000, tied to operating costs and construction, over this […] [...]

EPA names Golden Triangle landfill as Project of the Year

STARKVILLE — A Mississippi regional landfill participating in the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA’s) Generation Partners renewable power program has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as one of the nation’s top renewable generation projects. The Golden Triangle Regional Solid Waste Management Authority is the recipient of a 2011 Project of the Year Award […] [...]

Proposed landfill divides community

MADISON COUNTY — Homeowner Sylvia Thomas calls a proposed landfill in Madison County an “environmental injustice.” George French, a consultant for local businesses, calls it an economic development necessity. The Clarion-Ledger reported the two were among about 80 residents from Madison and Hinds counties attending a public hearing at Tougaloo College sponsored by the Mississippi […] [...]

Proposed landfill divides community

by Published: December 16,2011

Tags: businesses, homeowners, homes, landfill, residences, trash, waste

MADISON COUNTY — Homeowner Sylvia Thomas calls a proposed landfill in Madison County an “environmental injustice.” George French, a consultant for local businesses, calls it an economic development necessity. The Clarion-Ledger reported the two were among about 80 residents from Madison and Hinds counties attending a public hearing at Tougaloo College sponsored by the Mississippi […] [...]

Group threatens to sue city over sewage treatment

by Published: November 13,2011

Tags: environment, lawsuits, sewage, suing, waste, waste management

HATTIESBURG — A nonprofit group says its intent to sue the City of Hattiesburg over alleged environmental violations at its sewage lagoon if the city does not clean up its act in 60 days. The Hattiesburg American reports the Gulf Restoration Network sent a letter to Hattiesburg dated Nov. 4, noting its intent to sue […] [...]

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