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Feds investigating mill following Pearl River fish-kill

PEARL RIVER — Temple-Inland Inc. faces a federal criminal investigation over an August spill that killed thousands of fish in the Pearl River south of its Bogalusa, La., paper mill. A Mississippi official said environmental regulators from Mississippi and Louisiana have spoken repeatedly to federal investigators about the August incident, which left 500,000 dead fish and shellfish in a 45-mile ...

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River restocked with fish following accident at mill

PEARL RIVER — Staff from the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) has released approximately 3,000 “harvestable-size” channel catfish into the Pearl River. These larger fish will provide an immediate fishing resource to a depleted population, are less susceptible to predation than fingerlings, and will be spawning this spring and ...

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Company that caused fish kill discharging wastewater

PEARL RIVER — State environmental regulators have approved Louisiana-based paper producer Temple-Inland Inc.’s request to begin a limited wastewater discharge from its water treatment system in order to reduce water levels in its stabilization basin. Authorities say doing so will allow for rainfall and cooling water at the plant and prevent an emergency discharge in the event of a surprise ...

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Company apologizes for fish kill while officials scramble

PEARL RIVER — Paper producer Temple-Inland Inc. says it believes that a problem with its wastewater treatment facility at a Louisiana plant triggered a huge fish kill on the Pearl River. Meanwhile, the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District (PRV) has temporarily increased the discharge from the Ross Barnett Reservoir to help the lower Pearl River recover. In a statement issued ...

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Investigators: Mill might be responsible for fish kill

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — Authorities are trying to determine if a paper mill in Bogalusa, La., was the source of contamination that caused a large fish kill on the Pearl River, an important river for the threatened Gulf sturgeon, an ancient fish species. Yesterday, investigators with the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality said they had inspected the Temple-Inland Inc. paper plant ...

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MDEQ issues warning following mysterious fish kill

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) is working with Pearl River County to advise residents that a precautionary water contact closure has been issued for a section of the Pearl River in Pearl River County. The section extends from Highway 26 near Poplarville south to I-59 near Nicholson. MDEQ, along with other state and federal agencies, are investigating an ...

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Several Delta waters removed from fish advisory

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — The  Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ)  and  the  Mississippi  State  Department of Health (MSDH) are removing several waters from the 2001 Delta Regional Fish  Advisory. The  agencies,  in  conjunction with the Mississippi Fish Advisory Task Force, have determined through fish tissue data analysis that people  can now consume all species of fish caught from Steele Bayou, ...

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Catfish industry disturbed by GAO report

WASHINGTON — The Catfish Farmers of America says it welcomes streamlining U.S. government regulation of America’s food supply chain, but warns that back-peddling on critical seafood safety inspections and regulations will put consumers at greater risk. In a new report, the Government Accountability Office questions the cost of transferring the regulation of catfish from the Food and Drug Administration to ...

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