The Georgia Environmental Protection Division has issued a wastewater discharge permit to the King America Finishing plant in Screven County in the eastern part of the state.
EPD says the permit includes a number of stringent requirements to protect human health and safety, and aquatic life. The permit becomes effective immediately.
The Ogeechee Riverkeeper says that will allow the company to continue discharging excessive levels of ammonia, formaldehyde and other chemicals into the Ogeechee River.
King America agreed to pay a one million dollar fine after the state’s largest fish kill in May of 2011.
An attorney for King America has said the company is in compliance with all the state’s environmental laws.