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.
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.
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.
Thu., September 27, 2012 4:00pm
Since 2008 the state’s Environmental Protection Division has lost 250 positions and seen its budget cut by 40 percent. Environmentalists say that is hurting water quality in Georgia.
Fri., August 10, 2012 5:44pm
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division has issued a wastewater discharge permit to King America Finishing plant in Screven County in the eastern part of the state.
Tue., July 24, 2012 7:31am
A Bulloch County judge has ruled the state Environmental Protection Division’s consent order with a Screven County textile mill is invalid because state officials did not have a public hearing.
Thu., July 5, 2012 12:51pm
Officials in Southeast Georgia's Effingham County are telling people not to swim or fish in the Ogeechee River. A blistered catfish was found in the river Wednesday. That's a sign the fish was suffering from the same bacteria responsible for killing thousands of fish in the river last year and in May. The catfish was found about 10 miles south of the Ga. 119 bridge.
Wed., June 6, 2012 8:20pm
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division says the latest fish kill in the Ogeechee River is likely due to the drought. But officials say an exact cause will never be known.
Fri., May 25, 2012 2:54pm
12 more dead fish have turned up in the Ogeechee River in east Georgia.