Thu., August 25, 2011 4:24pm
The state will have fewer people monitoring water quality next year and some hazardous waste sites won’t get cleaned up. That’s because of budget cuts to Georgia's Environmental Protection Division.
Tue., August 16, 2011 11:13am
More than half the water in Georgia is used to make electricity. From nuclear to hydro-power, just about every river in the state has some kind of power plant on its banks. But as Georgia’s population and energy needs grow, there are concerns about the health of rivers, especially in times of drought.
Wed., July 20, 2011 2:45pm
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division is investigating the dumping of medical waste near the Satilla River in Ware County.
Fri., July 15, 2011 3:33pm
How the state regulates large-scale farm waste is under scrutiny. A federal review says 70 percent of the farms don’t have proper oversight. The U.S. Inspector General’s office report says there’s a significant risk that Georgia’s supervision of farm animal waste disposal doesn’t protect water quality.
Wed., November 10, 2010 2:56pm
The state has modified permits for two proposed coal plants in Georgia. Both of the projects have been held up with legal challenges.
Thu., August 26, 2010 3:03pm
Officials with the state Environmental Protection Division say a chemical spill in Athens that contaminated a creek and killed thousands of fish was unavoidable. They say the site is being closely monitored and that chemical levels continue to decrease.
Thu., July 1, 2010 5:52pm
Tonight state officials will hold a public hearing in Early County on an emissions permit for a proposed coal fired power plant there. The state wants to allow fewer hazardous air pollutants, but environmental groups say that is impossible.
Thu., June 3, 2010 11:05am
A coal plant proposal for southwest Georgia faces a setback after...
Fri., March 19, 2010 4:24pm
The EPA spent two days collecting water and soil samples at Reed Bingham St
Fri., February 12, 2010 7:52pm
In middle Georgia, more than a 100,000 Newton County residents will be gett