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Funding lacking for former Chemfax site cleanup

GULFPORT — The cost to remove harmful chemicals from an old industrial site, Chemfax Inc. in Gulfport, is estimated at $2.5 million. That is what about 30 residents learned last night at a meeting with the Environmental Protection Agency. The Sun Herald reports the EPA conducted an emergency cleanup in 1999 that cost $1 million to $1.5 million, but lack ...

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MDEQ finally lifts Pearl River advisory following fish-kill

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has lifted an advisory for a section of the Pearl River in Pearl River County. The section extended from Highway 26 near Poplarville south to I-59 near Nicholson. MDEQ issued a water contact and a fish consumption advisory Aug. 14 due to a massive fish kill on the Pearl River ...

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Reservoir discharge returns to normal post-fish kill

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — The Pearl River Valley Water Supply District (PRV) has resumed normal operations of its fresh water discharge into the Pearl River from the Ross Barnett Reservoir. For a two-day period the PRV had increased that discharge in an effort to assist the people on the lower Pearl River as they recover from the recent fish kill attributed ...

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