Tue., October 11, 2011 4:51pm
A coastal-area environmental group and five public agencies have come together to clear up confusion about fish advisories in the Brunswick area. The partnership aims to put in one place the myriad advice fishermen receive about which fish to eat, where to catch them and how much is too much. State officials produce a 60 page book on the topic.
Sun., September 25, 2011 11:09pm
Georgians affected by the illegal pollution of the Ogeechee River for the past five years aren’t satisfied with the Environmental Protection Division’s handling of the case. The EPD reached a one million dollar settlement with the company even though, under Georgia law, the fine could have been much higher.
Wed., September 21, 2011 5:04pm
State environmental officials announced a settlement of charges against an East Georgia textile plant linked to a massive fish kill in May. King America Finishing has agreed to pay for $1 million in yet-to-be-named improvements on the Ogeechee River. The settlement says, the plant illegally dumped a fire retardant into the river.
Mon., September 12, 2011 12:00am
Coastal water planners are set to vote this week on a regional plan to encourage less water use. The plan doesn't mandate conservation, but does support a five year old permitting process limiting how much water can be withdrawn from groundwater sources. The permits limit the Savannah-area to 2006 levels of water withdraws.
Thu., September 8, 2011 2:52pm
The Ogeechee Riverkeeper says, tests show new and disturbing pollution levels in the East Georgia waterway. The jump in formaldehyde levels comes months after tens of thousands of fish died in the river in May. Riverkeeper Diana Wedincamp says, this past weekend people started reporting more dead fish on the river.
Mon., August 8, 2011 12:48pm
Imperial Sugar has agreed to pay $80,000 to settle multiple charges that the company violated Georgia's clean water standards. The state Environmental Protection Division says, the company sent sugary wastewater down drains leading to the river. The violations could have occurred as a result of idled or new equipment since the 2008 explosion that killed 14 people.
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.
Tue., June 28, 2011 2:58pm
The Georgia Board of Natural Resources voted Wednesday morning to let Georgia Power delay putting pollution controls on some units at its coal-fired power plant in Milledgeville. State environmental regulators support the delay but environmental groups say that means more toxic emissions in the air.
Fri., June 24, 2011 2:48pm
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division is reconsidering air pollution permits for a proposed coal fired power plant in Southwest Georgia. The EPD held a public hearing in Atlanta this week nearly 200 miles from Early County.
Mon., June 20, 2011 3:52pm
State officials plan to shut off an air quality monitor in Brunswick, despite high levels of air pollution there. The automated monitor tracks sulfur dioxide and shows Brunswick's air has Georgia's highest level of the irritating chemical compound. An environmental group says, shutting off the monitor will hurt efforts to clean the air.