The Georgia Water Coalition has released their “Dirty Dozen” for 2019 in a 28-page report which highlights 12 of the worst offenses to Georgia’s waters. According to a media release from the organization, the report exposes all of the politics, policies and issues that threaten the health of Georgia’s water and well-being of residents statewide.
Jesse Demonbreun-Chapman, Executive Director of the Rome-based Coosa River Basin Initiative states, “We wish we didn’t need to publish this report. But every year, new threats to Georgia’s water arise. Unfortunately, the state’s lax enforcement of environmental laws and its failure to fully fund important environmental programs continues.”
Georgia Power’s Plant Hammond (even though it is now closed) is once again a target of this list, due to its contamination of ground water with coal ash.
The list of this year’s “Dirty Dozen” is posted online at www.gawater.org.