Fri., July 20, 2012 3:56pm
Environmental officials are doing more tests on Monroe County wells that have unsafe levels of radon and uranium. The U-S Environmental Protection Agency, along with state and local officials, began collecting water sampleslast week from up to 50 homes. The testing goes through the end of July. Officials hope the data might tell them why some people are getting sick.
Fri., May 25, 2012 6:54am
The state Department of Natural Resources has issued a warning about the Ogeechee River in Bulloch and Effingham counties after 10 dead fish were found. The state Environmental Protection Division is doing tests to determine what killed the fish.
Tue., May 1, 2012 4:56pm
Researchers are preparing to float down the Savannah River to help answer one of the river's most complex questions: Just how fast does it digest everything that flows into it? The answer will mean costly changes in how cities and industries use water on the Savannah.
Fri., March 2, 2012 7:30am
Environmental regulators are pushing for a more effective cleanup at a former chemical plant in Brunswick. So the site’s owner is bringing in new experts to devise a strategy for eliminating the mercury, lead and other contaminants.
Wed., February 15, 2012 5:00pm
Swimmers at Georgia's beaches are unlikely to notice any changes with proposed federal water quality standards. State officials would continue monitoring beaches like Tybee, St. Simons and Jekyll Islands for gastrointestinal illness. But triggers for closing beaches or issuing swim warnings would stay the same.
Thu., January 12, 2012 1:17pm
The largest greenhouse gas polluter is the Scherer power plant in Juliette, Ga., which is owned by Southern Company. That coal-fired power plant reported releasing nearly 23 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, the chief greenhouse gas, in 2010.
Mon., December 12, 2011 7:27pm
Federal officials say the Georgia Department of Transportation and a Tennessee construction company have agreed to pay one of the largest fines in the history of the federal Clean Water Act. The fine settles possible violations during highway expansion projects. U-S Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency officials say, the Tennesse company and the Georgia agency will pay $1.5 million in penalties and spend $1.3 million more to resolve environmental issues.
Fri., October 7, 2011 2:32pm
The state is trying to block several impending federal regulations on air pollution. Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens says this week’s lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency over the cross state air pollution rule is one of several challenges already in the works.
Thu., September 15, 2011 4:25pm
Georgia U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss are among Senate Republicans pushing for a one-year moratorium on new federal regulations. They say the new rules will stifle business. Environmentalists see the moratorium as another example of putting business interests before public health.
Thu., September 15, 2011 3:04pm
A middle Georgia site is now on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund list. The listing makes cleaning up the Armstrong World Industries site in Macon site a priority to protect people’s health and the environment.