When manufacturers and industrial businesses in Atlanta have wastewater they need to get rid of, they are required to disclose how much they dump into the city's water supply. So when a company admits that it dumped more wastewater than it let on, even a company as large as Coca-Cola, it is cause for concern.
Oil runs more than just the cars that we drive. It is used to heat buildings, including the buildings that some residents live in or where kids attend school. When the matter is heated what is put in the air might be invisible to the naked eye, but that doesn't mean that it doesn't impact people's health.
Our previous post continued the story of struggle for those who have been fighting so hard to make some right out of the immeasurable wrong that's been done to Georgia's Ogeechee River. Not only is there still upset with King America Finishing for its pollution of the river that killed thousands of fish; there's still upset with the entity meant to put such environmental recklessness in-check.
Earlier this week, residents who live near the Ogeechee River in Georgia gathered. Many of them spoke before regulators from the Environmental Protection Division and used some choice words. Their hopes range from wanting to tell the EPD just how disappointed they are with the division's reaction to King America Finishing's destruction to pleading for the group to do right by the residents and put a stop to KAF's illegal discharge into the river.
People want to feel like they live in a community where the beauty and not just the profitability of its resources are valued. The recent timbering of a sizable area in Bryan County, Georgia, leaves at least one resident complaining about the form and function of the land that he is left to look at after a timber company cleared the land.