Posts Tagged ‘wastewater’

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

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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Lab owner wants charges of falsifying records tossed

WATER VALLEY — A defense lawyer is asking a federal judge to dismiss charges against the owner of environmental laboratory accused of falsifying records on industrial wastewater samples. Tennie White, owner of Mississippi Environmental Analytical Laboratories Inc., was indicted Nov. 7 in U.S. District Court in Jackson. She’s charged with making false statements and obstruction. […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

City decides to privatize public works department

GAUTIER — The Gautier City Council has approved a contract to have Clearwater Solutions become the service provider for the public works department. The Sun Herald reports the first year of the five-year contact will cost the city a little more than $1.6 million; the other years will cost a little more than $1.7 million. […] [...]

Council approves $90M water-sewer project without discussion

JACKSON — The Jackson City Council approved a $90-million water and sewer project worth one-fourth of the city’s total budget, banking on a contractor’s guarantee that the work will pay for itself within 15 years. The Clarion-Ledger reports the 5-2 vote sets the stage for work to begin as soon as January on a broad […] [...]

MDEQ lifts beach closure following sewage spill last month

BAY ST. LOUIS — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has lifted a temporary water contact advisory issued Sept. 24 for Joe’s Bayou near Felicity Street in Bay St. Louis. The advisory was issued due to a sewer spill from a malfunctioning pump station. The advisory covered Joe’s Bayou and adjacent waters in the […] [...]

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