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Fulton sawmill agrees to pay $15,000 environmental fine

FULTON — An Itawamba County sawmill is paying a $15,375 civil fine because of its failure to submit environmental reports and monitor emissions. Homan Industries agreed to pay the fine to the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality. The regulator cited Homan for three violations in operation of its Fulton facility. The regulator says Homan’s 2013 annual report was more than ...

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72 acres of marshland donated to state

MBJ staff More than 72 acres of marshland is now the property of the state of Mississippi through a donation by the Chemours Co. DeLisle site in Pass Christian.  Formerly known as DuPont Delisle, Chemours donated the land for conservation and recreation purposes. “The Chemours DeLisle site has worked closely with several state agencies since it opened in 1979 to ...

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South Miss. Electric pursues solar project pact

MBJ staff  South Mississippi Electric announced Thursday intent to reach an agreement with Origis Energy USA, to generate electricity at a 52-megawatt solar energy facility near Sumrall in Lamar County. The parties have signed a letter of intent to proceed toward an agreement for Origis to design, develop, install and operate the electric generation site, and South Mississippi Electric will purchase ...

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JACK WEATHERLY: Healing on the coast — A sunny mortality

BAY ST. LOUIS – We sit on the porch of our rental cottage two blocks from the Gulf. Palmettos embrace the screened enclosure with their large fronds resembling the human hand. Hence their name. It’s hard not to think we’re in paradise. Or should I say paradise regained? The lane is always quiet, but more so in the morning, disturbed only ...

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Settlement reached in lawsuit over decade-old Gulf oil leak

NEW ORLEANS — Environmental groups and a New Orleans company that failed to end a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico have reached a settlement agreement in a lawsuit over the slow-motion spill. Taylor Energy Company said Thursday it has agreed under the settlement to spend $400,000 to foster coastal research and will host a public forum and ...

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Mississippi Phosphates set to plead guilty in pollution case

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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D’Iberville settles with BP for nearly $1 million

D’IBERVILLE — The city of D’Iberville didn’t see any oil on its shores from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, but the city shared in the economic woes that followed the spill and will share in the BP settlement. City Manager Bobby Eleuterius tells The Sun Herald the mayor and city council on Tuesday agreed to accept just over $948,000 ...

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