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Gulf well blows, spews natural gas off La. coast

GULF OF MEXICO — Natural gas flowed uncontrolled from a well off the Louisiana coast today after a blowout that forced the evacuation of 47 workers aboard a drilling rig, authorities said. No injuries or fires were reported. The federal Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said inspectors flying over the site Tuesday saw a light sheen covering an area ...

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Four sites in state have no coal ash spill hazard rating

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Four years after a massive coal ash spill in East Tennessee, environmental conservation groups have launched an interactive website and map that shows the location and hazard risks for coal ash sites at 100 power plants throughout the Southeast. The website, www.southeastcoalash.org, is a project of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, Appalachian Voices, Southern Environmental Law ...

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River restocking continues following massive fish kill

PEARL RIVER — After a three-hour journey in a truck-mounted fish tank, thousands of young bluegills were released into the West Pearl River in St. Tammany Parish, La., last week. In small batches, state wildlife officials released 200,000 bluegills — raised at a state hatchery in Alexandria, La., — into the river near Interstate 59 as part of a restoration ...

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Leaking Keesler generator spills diesel into bay

BILOXI — Keesler Air Force Base reported it is responding to a diesel fuel spill from the base commissary generator that leaked into a storm drain leading to Biloxi’s Back Bay yesterday. Brig. Gen. Brad Spacy, 81st Training Wing commander, said the base’s fire department, hazardous materials spill team and environmental officials are on scene for clean-up efforts. “Patches of ...

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Judge rules TVA liable for massive ash spill

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — A federal judge has ruled that the Tennessee Valley Authority is liable for a huge spill of toxin-laden sludge in 2008 in East Tennessee. The judge ruled in favor of hundreds of plaintiffs who sued after a containment dike at TVA’s Kingston Fossil Plant burst Dec. 22, 2008. The failure spilled five million cubic yards of ash ...

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Agencies re-stock river as part of post-spill recovery efforts

PEARL RIVER COUNTY — Approximately 14,000 pounds of harvestable-sized blue catfish will be released into the Pearl River near Picayune (Walkiah Bluff) as part of a continued recovery effort by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ). The catfish, donated by a Mississippi catfish producer, range in weight from five ...

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Hazmat crew working to cleanup chemical spill on Coast

GULFPORT — A hazardous-materials crew is working around the clock to clean up a corrosive liquid spill at Channel Chemical Corp. Earl Etheridge of the state Department of Environmental Quality tells The Sun Herald he expects the cleanup will take two or three days. Etheridge said the spill at the Gulfport plant apparently occurred yesterday after a valve malfunctioned on ...

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