A broken pipe from a kaolin company caused a large spill in Reedy Creek. Kaolin is now in Brier Creek where 12,000 fish died in October from another spill. Drinking water is no longer being withdrawn from creek.
A federal agency's report blasts state-level inspections of large farms in Georgia, saying insufficient oversight of how those farms dispose of manure pose a risk to nearby waterways. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Sunday that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Inspector General found a "significant risk" that Georgia's program for regulating its largest livestock producers "is failing to protect water quality."