Fish kill prompts Ogeechee River monitoring plan

By on November 8, 2012
The Ogeechee River near Savannah, Ga. (Credit: Karol M, via Wikimedia Commons)

A proposed $760,000-dollar monitoring and research plan for the Ogeechee River is getting criticism from an environmental group that advocates for the river, according to the Augusta Chronicle.

The plan is part of a settlement between the Georgia Environmental Protection Division and King America Finishing, a company that caused a fish kill in the river when it added a flame retardant textile treatment processes to its wastewater stream.

The plan will be carried out by Georgia Southern University and will include an evaluation of dissolved organic matter, dissolved oxygen and drought cycles. An Ogeechee Riverkeeper representative says the monitoring plan doesn’t go far enough.

Image: The Ogeechee River near Savannah, Ga. (Credit: Karol M, via Wikimedia Commons)

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Jeff Brooks-Gillies has written about science, energy and the environment for going on 10 years. He's a native Michigander who, after a stint in Colorado, lives in Indianapolis with his wife and two kids.

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