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Trash burning illegal in MS

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

While burning trash is a common practice in rural areas, but many do not realize that it is illegal.

The state department of environmental quality is coming under pressure to change the rule.

The burn ban helps the state meet federal air and pollution standards. Residents often burn piles of leaves and branches in their yard instead of having them hauled away or composted.

Legislators and state officials are now talking about modifying or abolishing the ban, or giving local and county governments the ability to regulate burning.

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