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City under boiled water notice after E.coli bacteria discovered

LAUREL — More than 23,000 customers who get water from the city of Laurel are being advised to boil it. A press release from the state Health Department said E. coli bacteria had been detected. City spokeswoman Anicia Hill says she doesn’t have any information about the contamination. She referred comment to United Water, a private firm that Laurel contracts ...

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Advisory lifted on stretch of Hancock County beach

BAY ST. LOUIS — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has lifted a water contact advisory for a stretch of beach in Hancock County. MDEQ has cleared Station 4 — Bay St. Louis, which extends from the box culvert to Ballantine Street. Water samples at this station show the area has attained acceptable bacteria ...

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More segments of beach closed due to water quality issues

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has issued water contact advisories for five sampling stations. These segments of beach are not closed; however, there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in these areas. The affected stations are: • Station 1 — Lakeshore (from the Silver Slipper ...

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Water advisory issued on Coast bayou after fuel spill

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has issued a temporary water contact advisory for Dutch Bayou in Moss Point. The advisory was issued due to a fuel spill from the Pilot Travel Center located at 6705 Highway 63. MDEQ Emergency Response and Underground Storage Tank staff and local emergency officials are onsite monitoring the cleanup ...

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State becomes third to sue BP over 2010 oil spill

JACKSON — Mississippi has become the third state to sue BP PLC over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Attorney General Jim Hood announced the state had filed lawsuits in federal and state court. The move comes one day before the three-year statute of limitations expires for claims related to the April 20, 2010, explosion of the Deepwater Horizon ...

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Agency issues warnings on two sections of beach

HANCOCK COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, issued water contact advisories for two sampling stations. The MDEQ reports these segments of beach are not closed; however, there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in those areas. The stations are: • Station 1 — Lakeshore (from the Silver Slipper ...

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College, university partner on water quality initiative

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Representatives from Pearl River Community College (PRCC) and Mississippi State University (MSU) met recently with state and federal environmental and conservation officials at the MSU campus in Biloxi to discuss a partnership that will expand voluntary efforts to achieve water quality improvements along the Gulf Coast and train PRCC Honors Institute students to monitor water quality ...

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Judge rejects BP's request to block oil spill payouts

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge has rejected BP’s request to block what could be billions of dollars in settlement payouts to businesses who claim the company’s 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico cost them money. Before a hearing today, U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier already had upheld court-appointed claims administrator Patrick Juneau’s interpretation of settlement terms governing ...

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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 was indicted Nov. 7 on ...

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MDEQ lifts two more Coast beach advisories

BAY ST. LOUIS and OCEAN SPRINGS — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has lifted two water contact advisories for Gulf Coast beaches. They are: • Station 4 — Bay St. Louis, from the box culvert to Ballantine Street • Station 14 — Front Beach, from Yacht Club to Jackson Avenue in Ocean Springs. ...

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