Nation IN BRIEF : MISSISSIPPI : Train Takes Human Waste for Treatment

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

A 63-car train carrying human waste from Baltimore arrived at Moss Point, Miss. Dick Paul, vice president of Mississippi Export Railroad, said it will take about a week to treat the 12,000 tons of sewer sludge, after which it will be loaded on trucks and moved to an unspecified site. "I don't have any problem with it," said Moss Point Mayor Louis Jackson. The plastic-covered train cars, originally bound for a waste treatment facility at White Castle, La., sat on a railroad sidetrack at Schriever, La., until it was run out of town by angry residents.

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