Mon., February 4, 2013 3:00am
Public health workers in South Georgia are going house-to-house and yard-to-yard trying to find where all the septic tanks are. It's part of a year-long, federally-funded effort to map the tanks in 11 counties on the Georgia coast. Septic tanks are potential polluters. But the state has no clue how many are here.
Mon., December 12, 2011 7:27pm
Federal officials say the Georgia Department of Transportation and a Tennessee construction company have agreed to pay one of the largest fines in the history of the federal Clean Water Act. The fine settles possible violations during highway expansion projects. U-S Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency officials say, the Tennesse company and the Georgia agency will pay $1.5 million in penalties and spend $1.3 million more to resolve environmental issues.
Mon., August 29, 2011 3:00am
New federal water regulations could cost the City of Savannah $25 million. City officials say, they'll have to upgrade wastewater facilies when the Environmental Protection Agency finalizes rules on waste in the Savannah River. The city will pass on its costs to water users.
Mon., June 20, 2011 3:52pm
State officials plan to shut off an air quality monitor in Brunswick, despite high levels of air pollution there. The automated monitor tracks sulfur dioxide and shows Brunswick's air has Georgia's highest level of the irritating chemical compound. An environmental group says, shutting off the monitor will hurt efforts to clean the air.
Tue., June 7, 2011 1:28pm
Federal environmental officials say, it might be impossible to know just what led to thousands of fish dying in Southeast Georgia's Ogeechee River. The US Environmental Protection Agency released a memo this week saying, a common bacteria caused the kill. But biologists already knew that and river-watchers really want to know what made the fish suceptible to the bacteria.
Mon., December 27, 2010 4:13pm
A recent report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says pollution in industry heavy Richmond County is on the decline. The EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory tracks chemicals released to land, air and water by industries across the country.
Fri., September 3, 2010 2:31pm
A proposed rule from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could help cut air pollution in Georgia by limiting emissions from coal plants outside of the state.
Wed., September 1, 2010 5:17pm
State officials are gearing up to start monitoring lead paint removal. The move comes after the federal Environmental Protection Agency introduced strict new regulations for contractors and some are not happy about the process.
Fri., July 30, 2010 4:21pm
The President visited Savannah in March to promote a relatively minor part of a massive energy bill. The U.S. Senate has all but killed any possibility of a major energy bill this year. But the Savannah-stumped HomeStar program survives.
Sat., March 13, 2010 5:46am
Midsized cities may, for the first time, have to deal with federal non-atta