- Associated Press - Sunday, June 4, 2017

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi utility is being fined $55,000 for violating water pollution limits and failing to test air pollution.

City-owned Greenwood Utilities agreed to pay the fine to the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.

The regulator cited Greenwood Utilities for violations between 2012 and 2015. Its Henderson Station power plant was cited for wastewater with too much chlorine, zinc, chromium and suspended solids during parts of the period. Water emitted during four months was too alkaline.

The plant was also cited for failing to test smokestacks for nitrogen oxide, carbon monoxide and particle pollution within two years of previous tests.

The regulator says Greenwood Utilities has since returned to compliance.

Senior Vice President of Generation Eric Pollan signed the March 20 order agreeing to waive hearing rights and pay the fine.

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