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EPA to hold meeting on Kerr-McGee site cleanup

COLUMBUS — The Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public meeting today on cleanup of the Kerr-McGee Chemical plant site in Columbus. In September, the EPA announced the Kerr-McGee plant had been added to its Superfund list, a program for cleaning up uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites. WTVA-TV reports the EPA will present an overview of what’s been going ...

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Hood: Closed public meetings 'corrosive to democracy'

OXFORD — Mississippi must strengthen penalties against public officials who improperly close public meetings, state Ethics Commission director Tom Hood said yesterday. Under the state Open Meetings law, officials cannot be fined individually. Instead, the public body is fined up to $100 per violation — and that means the public picks up the tab. Hood said the current law could ...

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