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MDEQ

County looks for illegal dumpers

The Board of Supervisors tabled a request Monday to allow county employees to clean up an illegal time, granting more time to find those responsible. (November 19, 2013, Page 1)

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    Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day set next week

    The Three Rivers Solid Waste Management Authority, along with the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and the city of Oxford, will hold its annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 21 in the parking lot of the National Guard Armory, next to the Oxford Conference Center off Sisk Avenue.
    The collection day is a time when everyone can safely dispose of items like pain, motor oil, batteries, old computers, household and lawn chemicals and their containers, tires, florescent bulbs, and pesticides. (April 13, 2012, Page 3A)

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      MDEQ warns: Don’t swim, fish near UM

      The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality  issued a temporary water contact advisory Wednesday for Burney Branch and an unnamed tributary near the University of Mississippi campus. Officials say a new waste water treatment plant at the university may have leaked some sludge into the streams. MDEQ warns against swimming or fishing in the streams. (April 13, 2011, Page 2)

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