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Scientific paper highlights program to reduce bird strikes near Augusta airport

...The wetlands, now part of the Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, were designed to reduce pollution from the nearby Messerly Wastewater Plant.Although the wetlands improved water quality, the network of grass-filled lagoons also created a perfect...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-05-29/scientific-paper-highlights-p
Settlement ends suit over sludge

...farmers in south Augusta and Burke County - initially sued the city in 1998. They contend that sludge from the Messerly Wastewater Plant that the city offered as free fertilizer contained dangerous amounts of heavy metals that poisoned their land...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/09/20/met_144446.shtml
Metro | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Smelly site gets whiff of solution

...After 18 months of design and study, work will begin soon on a three-year, $55 million upgrade to the Messerly Wastewater Plant near Augusta Regional Airport. An odor control system will be included in the project if there are sufficient...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/03/04/met_64121.shtml
Metro
Court says sludge suit stays

...in the city's favor. R.A. McElmurray & Sons sued the city in February 2001, claiming sludge from the Messerly Wastewater Plant spread on pastures as free fertilizer from 1979 to 1990 contained dangerous amounts of heavy metals. The city...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/08/02/met_443092.shtml
Metro
Family fears hunter may have been victimized

...stranded - or lost. Bishop was found near Mr. Logan's car, which was parked at an access area near the Messerly Wastewater Plant. Days went by, and searchers feared he had drowned. More than a year later, clues are emerging that point...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/02/01/met_441493.shtml
Metro
Augusta will be sought for development group

...Canal ? Improvements to the Drinking Water Treatment Plant on Highland Avenue ? Improvement and expansion of Messerly Wastewater Plant ? Expansion and replacement of water and sewer lines in the Butler Creek area

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/11/24/met_435378.shtml
Metro | Augusta-Richmond County Commission | Columbia County Commission
City argues sewage award should be pulled

...Boyces' attorney, Ed Hallman, countered that many expert witnesses testified that sludge from Augusta's Messerly Wastewater Plant, applied as fertilizer to their pastures, contaminated land and killed cows. Testimony to the contrary...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/09/27/met_391708.shtml
Metro
Arguments end in sludge trial

...of Virginia and Auburn, Ala., soil scientist Ron Haaland - testified that they could see no harm from the Messerly Wastewater Plant's sludge. Mr. Ellison reiterated to jurors Friday night that it was poor management practices and typical...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/06/21/met_379079.shtml
Metro
Sludge numbers disputed

...city employee who supervised the program. Hugh Avery Jr., who served as land application supervisor for the Messerly Wastewater Plant from 1986 to 1989, testified Tuesday in Richmond County Superior Court that employees used a six-month average...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/06/18/met_378791.shtml
Metro
Witness blames sewage regulation

Augusta's dismal history of policing industries that send chemical waste to the Messerly Wastewater Plant made it difficult to regulate the sewage sludge it produced, according to an environmental compliance expert. "If a metal goes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/06/14/met_378439.shtml
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