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.
Mon., March 4, 2013 10:05am
Forecasters say the Ogeechee River remained above flood level in coastal Georgia, but was expected to begin receding Monday afternoon. The water level was at 13.64 feet early Sunday afternoon. Flood stage is 9 feet.
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., December 10, 2012 5:00am
Coastal Chatham County has transformed a nearly five-hundred acre site on the Ogeechee River from a dumping ground into a nature preserve. Officials plan to open the park to the public early next year.
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.
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.
Tue., October 16, 2012 4:40pm
State environmental officials are taking back a pollution discharge permit they gave the King America textile plant in Screven County. Thousands of fish died in the Ogeechee River downstream from the plant last year.
Mon., October 15, 2012 4:16pm
Residents along Southeast Georgia's Ogeechee River are finding a powdery, white residue that's making them concerned about pollution again. The residue is on banks and trees and comes after two large fish kills in recent years.