Video: Court Battle Looms Over Tishomingo Plant

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Tishomingo Co., Miss. (WCBI) -A competitor’s effort to question an air pollution permit for a planned Tishomingo County silicon metal refinery has spilled into court.

The $200 million Mississippi Silicon project, announced in late December, is supposed to create 200 jobs in Burnsville.

Globe Metallurgical of Selma, Ala., is suing the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality in Hinds County Chancery Court.

The suit, filed March 7, contends the state improperly denied an appeal of a permit approved Dec. 10 by the permit board.

The state hasn’t answered the lawsuit yet, but MDEQ wrote in a Feb. 18 letter to Globe Mettalurgical that the company waited past the allowed 30-day appeal period before filing.

Globe contends that the permit board didn’t act until it approved the minutes of its Dec. 10 meeting on Jan. 14.

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