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Explosion at Pascagoula plant; 1 dead, 2 injured

PASCAGOULA — One person is dead and two injured in an explosion at the Mississippi Phosphates plant in Pascagoula. Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd tells the Associated Press that the explosion occurred about 7:15 a.m. Friday and was a steam explosion. >> RELATED STORY: Phosphates Corp. loses $1.1 million in first quarter of 2012 The identities of the dead and ...

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Greenwood wastewater plant faces costly upgrade

GREENWOOD — The city of Greenwood is struggling to meet new state Department of Environmental Quality wastewater discharge standards by 2015. In July, the city hired the engineering firm of Neel-Schaffer of Jackson to conduct a study of the costs of meeting the new requirements. That study cost $97,000. Earlier this month, the firm completed its draft report, which was ...

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Miss. hopes to open brown shrimp season

BILOXI — State officials will test brown shrimp for petroleum hydrocarbons ahead of the anticipated opening of the season in June. William Walker, executive director of the state Department of Marine Resources, was given authority this past week to open the season when test trawls yield 68 shrimp per pound. Walker said a commercial shrimper will be hired to pull ...

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