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Contaminants found in wells near Naval Air Station Meridian

U.S. Navy officials say they plan to test the water in private wells near Naval Air Station Meridian after discovering contaminants in three wells in the area. The Meridian Star reports that the Navy is asking some nearby residents to test their water as part of its policy. Navy Capt. Scott Bunnay, Navy Air Station Meridian’s commanding officer, said the ...

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Water ban lifted after Corpus Christi chemical contamination

By JACK WEATHERLY A water ban was lifted in Corpus Christi, Texas on Sunday as officials seek to determine what caused the leak of a chemical last week from a plant operated in part by Flowood-based Ergon Asphalt and Emulsions. The federal Environmental Protection Agency and the Texas Environmental Quality Commission said in a Sunday release that none of 28 ...

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Ergon possibly linked to Corpus Christi spill

A chemical leak from an asphalt plant that led Corpus Christi officials to warn residents this week not to drink the water was apparently reported a week earlier, according to an email from a state environmental official that was obtained Friday. The internal email sent Wednesday by Susan Clewis, a regional director for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, contained ...

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MDEQ reissues discharge permit for Kemper plant

State officials are affirming a permit that allows Mississippi Power Co.’s Kemper County power plant to discharge water into a creek during high rainfall. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality’s Permit Board voted unanimously Tuesday to reissue the permit with minor changes in how on-site sewage is treated and monitored. The vote comes after a Meridian man challenging the permit ...

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Jackson rejects state of emergency declaration over water

Jackson officials have declined to declare a state of emergency over high levels of lead discovered in Jackson’s tap water. Local news outlets report that the Jackson City Council voted down Councilman De’Keither Stamps’ resolution on Tuesday. Stamps says the resolution called for the testing of water in more homes and it requested assistance from several federal agencies. Jackson Public ...

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City of Jackson issues warning for pregnant women, children over lead in water

The City of Jackson has issued a warning for pregnant women and children over lead found in water, multiple media outlets have reported. In June 2015, the Mississippi State Department of Health performed the required sampling for lead and copper. In January 2016, the City was notified by the Mississippi Department of Health that elevated levels of lead exceeding the ...

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Neel-Schaffer hires Brian Granger

Brian Granger, PE, BCEE, has joined Neel-Schaffer as an engineer manager in the Jackson. He has experience and knowledge in water resources engineering, advanced wastewater treatment, pumping, water supply and storage, and public utility pipeline projects. Granger has over 20 years of experience and he has worked on several large private and municipal projects. He was a project engineer for ...

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$134M proposed for 10 BP-funded oil spill recovery projects

JACKSON — State and federal officials overseeing $1 billion provided by BP PLC to spur recovery from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill said Monday that they’re proposing another 10 projects totaling $134 million. About $700 million to repair environmental damage and enhance recreational access has been allocated previously, although some of that work has yet to begin. The ...

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Hattiesburg wastewater treatment system could cost $152M

HATTIESBURG — The city of Hattiesburg could be looking at about $152.5 million over the next three years or so for a fully-mechanical wastewater treatment system that would continue to discharge into the Leaf River. In a presentation Tuesday night to the Hattiesburg City Council and Mayor Johnny DuPree, The Hattiesburg American reports Neel-Schaffer engineer Nathan Husman offered four fully-mechanical ...

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Summit explores efficient water usage across the Delta

STONEVILLE — Mississippi’s agricultural industry is not going about “business as usual” above ground while the underground water supplies decline every year. More than 200 farmers, ag consultants, natural resource professionals and others with connections to agriculture met at the Mississippi State University Delta Research and Extension Center on Dec. 10 to review options. The Delta Sustainable Water Resources Task ...

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