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Mississippi Phosphates pleads guilty in pollution case

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GULFPORT — A Gulf Coast fertilizer manufacturer has pleaded guilty to polluting waterways, killing fish and destroying marshy areas around Bayou Casotte in Pascagoula. Prosecutors said in a news release that lawyers for Mississippi Phosphates entered the plead Wednesday before U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola Jr. in Gulfport. Last October, the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. A bankruptcy ...

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Mississippi Phosphates set to plead guilty in pollution case

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GULFPORT — A Gulf Coast fertilizer manufacturer will plead guilty Aug. 19 to federal allegation of violating the Clean Water Act by polluting waterways. The government said Mississippi Phosphates killed fish and destroyed marshy areas around Bayou Casotte in Pascagoula. James B. Tucker, an attorney representing Mississippi Phosphates, told The Sun Herald he will enter a guilty plea on behalf ...

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The state’s busiest port looks toward steady, productive 2015

By Tammy Leytham The Port of Pascagoula will move forward with two major projects in 2015, keeping steady im-provements at the state’s busiest seaport – a $20 million-a-year operation. More than 38 million tons of cargo are moved each year at the port, leading to 19,000 direct jobs on the waterways and 37,500 indirect jobs at more than a dozen ...

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Fertilizer-maker consolidating, relocating headquarters to Coast

PASCAGOULA — Mississippi Phosphates Corp. is closing its administrative headquarters in Madison and consolidating all operations at Pascagoula manufacturing facility. CEO Jim Sherbert says in the news release that the move will allow the company to increase efficiency and eliminate costs associated with maintaining a remote headquarters. Mississippi Phosphates makes sulfuric acid and phosphoric acid to produce diammonium phosphate, or ...

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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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