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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
US Senator Johnny Isakson is cutting short a study to decide if the federal government should crack down on pollution in the Ogeechee River. Roughly 38,000 fish died last year in a fish kill linked to a Screven County textile mill.
U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson has cut short a study of whether the federal government should crack down on pollution of the Ogeechee River. Isakson’s interest came in the wake of the largest fish kill in state history in the river last year.