Mon., May 20, 2013 3:00am
Thirty-eight thousand fish turned up dead in East Georgia's Ogeechee River two years ago today. At the time, the company at the center of the controversy was violating a permit to discharge waste into the river. It's since been seeking a permanent, legal permit.
Wed., March 27, 2013 7:22am
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division has released a new draft wastewater discharge permit for an east Georgia textile mill. Now that a new analysis is complete, the EPD is seeking public comment on the updated permit.
Thu., February 28, 2013 12:02pm
A judge has given the Ogeechee Riverkeeper additional time to explain why the Georgia Environmental Protection Division should stop pollutants from being discharged into the river.
Mon., February 11, 2013 4:00am
An Augusta non-profit wants state regulators to change their minds about who they want to conduct water monitoring on the Ogeechee River. Georgia Environmental Protection Division officials last year chose Georgia Southern University as the institution to study the river after a massive fish kill in 2011. The GSU study would take place over three years but could last longer.
Mon., November 26, 2012 7:50pm
Diana Wedincamp says she's stepping down from the organization she's helped to lead for the past ten years. She'll be starting an environmental consulting firm with her husband. Recently Wedincamp has led efforts following the state's largest fish kill, which fouled the river last year.
Wed., November 14, 2012 2:21pm
An environmental group is asking state officials to force a textile factory to stop discharges into the Ogeechee River. The nonprofit Ogeechee Riverkeeper filed court papers Tuesday in Screven County Superior Court, alleging that King America Finishing has operated a fire retardant line without a state permit.
Mon., November 5, 2012 11:25am
California environmental activist Erin Brockovich says she's starting an investigation into the health of the Ogeechee River. An estimated 38,000 fish died in the Southeast Georgia river last year. Area residents blame a Screven County textile plant and lax environmental regulators.
Fri., September 7, 2012 3:58pm
US Senator Johnny Isakson is cutting short a study to decide if the federal government should crack down on pollution in the Ogeechee River. Roughly 38,000 fish died last year in a fish kill linked to a Screven County textile mill.
Fri., September 7, 2012 10:30am
U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson has cut short a study of whether the federal government should crack down on pollution of the Ogeechee River. Isakson’s interest came in the wake of the largest fish kill in state history in the river last year.
Mon., August 27, 2012 9:02am
Property owners along the Ogeechee River are challenging the tax assessed values of their land, saying it has lost value because of chemical discharges upstream.