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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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Coast ecosystem restoration plan moving forward

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force, chaired by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa P. Jackson, has released for public review and feedback its comprehensive preliminary strategy for long-term ecosystem restoration. The preliminary strategy is the first effort of its kind to be developed with the involvement of parties throughout the region, including the states, ...

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Deer Island wildfires prompt DMR warning

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — With two recent wildfires — one still burning — on Deer Island, the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (DMR) is reminding the public that Harrison and Jackson counties along the Coast have a burn ban in effect that prohibits any outdoor burning, including campfires. Although there is no proof either of these fires was caused by ...

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MDEQ launches expedited habitat restoration project

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has launched an expedited restoration project in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which will provide approximately 2,500 acres of enhanced mudflats and shallow water habitat for shorebirds, wading birds and waterfowl. Staged in the Mississippi Delta and funded by BP, the project will provide additional inland refuge ...

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