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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 for its landfill gas-to-electricity project ...

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MDEQ wants waste disposal plan from county; officials unhappy

PEARL RIVER COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has asked Pearl River County for a comprehensive waste disposal plan. The Picayune Item reports county officials are unhappy about spending the money but can do nothing about it. Such plans are required by state law every 10 years. County Administrator Adrain Lumpkin Jr. told supervisors other counties throughout the ...

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IP cleared to build landfill by supervisors

REDWOOD — International Paper can build an 18-acre landfill on its property on Mississippi Highway 3 in Redwood after Warren County officials amended local solid waste rules. The decision by county supervisors came this week after the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality said there was no provision in the county’s solid waste plan for a landfill at IP. John Adams, ...

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Oil spill debris creates more environmental concerns

GULF OF MEXICO — The cleanup of history’s worst peacetime oil spill is generating thousands of tons of oil-soaked debris that is ending up in local landfills, some of which were already dealing with environmental concerns. The soft, absorbent boom that has played the biggest role in containing the spill alone would measure more than twice the length of California’s ...

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