Fresh drinking water is becoming an issue on the Georgia coast. State officials are studying a potential new source. The Environmental Protection Division is looking at the deep Cretaceous aquifer because the shallower Floridan aquifer can't take any more pumping. But water from the Cretaceous aquifer is more expensive to reach. One study will look at new technologies designed to make it cheaper.
It's not clear what's causing a mysterious white dust to fall over parts of a Savannah neighborhood. A dirt-like substance has covered cars and homes in East Savannah for a few months. Officials at a nearby chemical factory say the dust is not coming from them. Company spokeswoman Donna Jakubowski says the company tested the dust and determined it wasn't coming from the factory. She said it appeared to be dust like you'd find in any road.
The Ogeechee Riverkeeper, state environmental officials and a Screven County textile mill have settled their legal disputes on the Ogeechee River. A series of announcements Wednesday ends two years of wrangling that followed the state's largest fish kill in 2011. The mill, King America, has agreed to pay a $1.3 fine.
Dozens of angry residents spoke against a new pollution permit for an East Georgia textile mill last night. About 200 people came to an emotional public hearing concerning the proposed permit for King America Finishing. The company is linked to last year's huge fish kill in the Ogeechee River.