Chattahoochee River on “Dirty Dozen” List

The Chattahoochee River has been named to the Georgia Water Coalition's “Dirty Dozen” list for 2013, which highlights the worst offenses to Georgia's waterways. Joe Cook, Riverkeeper and executive director of the Coosa River Basin Project says, “It's a list of problems that exemplify the results of inadequate funding for environmental protections, lack of political will to enforce environmental laws and ultimately misguided water planning and spending priorities that flow from the very top of Georgia's leadership.”

The Altamaha River near Jesup, the Savannah River and the Ogeechee River are also among the dirtiest waterways in the state. On the Altamaha River, the Coalition says the continuing discharge from the Rayonier Plant continues to “foul Georgia's largest river.”

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