Wed., July 20, 2011 2:45pm (EDT)

Medical Waste Found By River
By Savannah Williamson
Updated: 3 years ago

WOODBINE, Ga.   —  
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division is investigating the dumping of medical waste near the Satilla River in Ware County.  (Photo courtesy of Satilla Riverkeeper)
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division is investigating the dumping of medical waste near the Satilla River in Ware County. (Photo courtesy of Satilla Riverkeeper)
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division is investigating the dumping of medical waste near the Satilla River in Ware County.

A Riverkeeper discovered a bag containing syringes, medicine bottles, and disposable gloves at a public boat dock near a major road.

The items inside did contain identifying markers such as names. An investigation has been opened, and charges will be filed against the persons responsible.

The Satilla River-Keepers monitor the river to keep it clean.

The EPD cannot comment on an ongoing investigation, but is confident that the polluters will be apprehended.