A federal Superfund site in coastal Brunswick is growing. The site is where a wood treatment plant contaminated the groundwater before the facility went bankrupt in 1991. Federal officials built an underground wall to contain the contamination two years ago. But a member of the Glynn Environmental Coalition says some chemicals remained outside the wall.
Some Bibb County commissioners are expressing concerns about taking ownership of a potentially contaminated city park. The Telegraph of Macon reports that South Macon Park could soon become part of a proposed Superfund site.
Environmental regulators are pushing for a more effective cleanup at a former chemical plant in Brunswick. So the site’s owner is bringing in new experts to devise a strategy for eliminating the mercury, lead and other contaminants.
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.