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Families return home as officials clean up train derailment

PERRY COUNTY — Emergency officials have lifted the mandatory evacuation for areas north of U.S. Highway 98 due to a train derailment near New Augusta. Each family was escorted by local law enforcement officials and teams to monitor the air quality in each home to ensure no contamination was detected. “All responding agencies have done a good job protecting the ...

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Company eyeing state for plant signs contracts

MOSS POINT — A $2.5 billion chemical plant may be getting closer to reality in Lake Charles, La. Leucadia National Corp. said it has signed contracts to sell methanol, hydrogen and carbon dioxide from a plant that would convert an oil refinery byproduct called petroleum coke. “This is quite a milestone for our project,” said Hunter Johnston. Johnston is the ...

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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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