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Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality

City seeks bigger rubbish location

A public hearing is set for 5 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall for the city’s quest to add another rubbish site next to the current one to help prepare for the future. (July 21, 2014, Page 1)

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    Waste day a successful event

    On Saturday, the Three Rivers Solid Waste Management Authority, along with the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and the city of Oxford, held the annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day at the Oxford Conference Center. (April 11, 2011, Page 1A)

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      Lafayette County gets help to clean up dumps

      Lafayette County has been awarded a $14,000 grant by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality to offset costs of cleaning up illegal dumps. (April 1, 2011, Page 5A)

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        Illegal dumpers caught on camera

        Lafayette County Solid Waste Manager Bobby Jones said his department has caught six people illegally dumping on developed land in the county using hunting, motion-detection cameras in “hot spots” around the county where they’ve seen repeated dumping violations. (February 11, 2011, Page 1A)

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          MDEQ investigates possible asbestos dumping

          The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality is investigating an illegal dump in Lafayette County where asbestos was found in the rubble of several condemned duplexes that were dumped and buried on property located on County Road 303.

          In November, Lafayette County Solid Waste manager Bobby Jones received a complaint the property was being used as an illegal dumping ground for five old condemned duplexes that were torn down and dumped on the property. When Jones went to the property to investigate, he also discovered other construction debris — mattresses, hundreds of tires, concrete, wood, shingles, pipes and other unknown chemical containers.

          MDEQ sent a letter to the property owner, Braxton Comer, earlier this month advising him to cease dumping any solid waste at the site immediately and requested him to come to Jackson on Dec. 29 for administration hearing to discuss the allegations. (December 16, 2010, Page 1A)

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            Whirlpool cleans up Oxford site

            Whirlpool is working with the Mississippi Department of Environment Quality to clean up its former Oxford location.

            To make sure the property is safe as well as marketable, Whirlpool has entered into an agreement with MDEQ to participate in its Brownfields Voluntary Cleanup and Redevelopment Act to clean up an area in the defunct plant that showed the presence of hydraulic fluid, which has contaminated a 500-foot square foot area. (September 27, 2010, Page 1)

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              Three Rivers gets grant for recycling tires

              Thanks to everyone who has bought new tires, the Three Rivers Solid Waste Authority received $59,000 in grant money to help continue its tire collection programs. (June 24, 2010, Page 1A)

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                County gets grant to clean up illegal dumps

                The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has awarded Lafayette County a solid waste assistance grant of $18,108 that will be used by the county for funding assistance for a local solid waste enforcement officer and for cleanup of unauthorized dumps. (January 20, 2010, Page 2)

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