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With judge's ruling, cleanup of old Kerr-McGee site can begin

COLUMBUS — A judge has cleared the way for the Environmental Protection Agency to get started on the cleanup of the old Kerr-McGee Chemical Plant in Columbus. The EPA is putting $68 million into cleaning up the 90-acre site that was shut down in 2003, as well as other places where creosote is located. In December, a U.S. Bankruptcy Court ...

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Hercules asks judge to allow EPA to address city's complaints

HATTIESBURG — Hercules Inc. and its parent company have asked a federal judge to allow the Environmental Protection Agency to address complaints raised by the city of Hattiesburg in its lawsuit that alleges improper disposal of harmful chemicals in its facility. The city sued for damages from what it has called decades of pollution from the Hercules plant site, which ...

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City hopes to land grant to clean up contaminated site

GAUTIER — Petroleum contaminated sites would be prime candidates for a revitalization program if Gautier city officials are successful in obtaining a $400,000 brownfield’s grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Jymalyn Redmond of the Goodwyn, Mills & Cawood firm is assisting the city in preparing its application. Mayor Gordon Gollott tells The Mississippi Press he hoped to see citizens ...

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EPA says cleanup of former industrial site will take weeks

PURVIS — The cleanup at the former Davis Timber Co. site should be completed within weeks, the Environmental Protection Agency says. Just last week, workers were putting the final loads of clay over a 3.1-acre where contaminated dirt and water-bottom muck were moved, said Scott Martin, remedial project manager with the agency’s Region Four office in Atlanta. That will be ...

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EPA to hold meeting on cleanup of former Sonford site

FLOWOOD — The Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public meeting Thursday in Flowood to discuss the initial plans for cleaning up an industrial site. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at Flowood Pavillion. The EPA put the former Sonford Products site in Rankin County on the Superfund list in 2007. The EPA says the site has soil ...

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Fairpark redevelopment gains notice

TUPELO — A partnership between the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) and the City of Tupelo in redeveloping the Fairpark District has won a regional Phoenix Award. The award will be presented in November at the National Brownfield Conference in New Orleans and will recognize the redevelopment of the contaminated property at the old fairgrounds into the popular downtown ...

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