Wed., November 14, 2012 4:02pm (EST)

List Of "Dirty Dozen" Rivers Released
By Dominick Brady
Updated: 1 year ago

ATLANTA  —  
The Ogeechee River topped the Georgia Water Coalition's annual list of the most polluted rivers in the state. (Photo Courtesy of (Jessica Qualls via Flickr.)
The Ogeechee River topped the Georgia Water Coalition's annual list of the most polluted rivers in the state. (Photo Courtesy of (Jessica Qualls via Flickr.)
The Georgia Water Coalition published its 2012 “Dirty Dozen” list Wednesday.

It brings awareness to the health of Georgia's waterways.

Coalition member Joe Cook said his group has concerns about the Environmental Protection Division's ability to monitor and enforce river health.

“We have seen all our state agencies funding cut. EPD has been hit particularly hard. I believe that is a result of our priorities,” said Cook.

The coalition says $37 million dollars of the $57 million-dollar solid waste trust fund was redirected to pay other state bills in 2012.

Fee collected for hazardous waste removal have been impacted too, according an Association County Commissioners of Georgia report.

State policy makers redirected all but $2 million of the $17 million Hazardous Waste Trust Fund in 2010.

The EPD could not be reached for comment before deadline.

Click here to see the complete list and why each river is on it.