NEWS

Earth Justice Released ‘Georgia Coal Ash Report’

We wanted to share with you the new Georgia Coal Ash report, a review of Georgia Power’s own groundwater testing around their coal ash ponds around the state.  As you can see, every pond in our watershed is leaking and we are working hard for the safe disposal of coal ash – excavated from the […]


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Georgia Power coal ash ponds leaking toxins into groundwater

Eleven of Georgia’s 12 coal-powered plants are leaking chemicals into the groundwater, according to a study by a group of environmentalists that was released Thursday. Ten of those 11 plants are owned by Georgia Power, the state’s leading energy supplier. Read More


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Sea Island Spit Update:

A federal judge Monday denied a motion by the Altamaha Riverkeeper and One Hundred Miles to bring a preliminary injunction to halt the construction of a second groin on the Sea Island spit. In his order, U.S. District Court Judge J. Randal Hall noted that a district court can only grant a preliminary injunction when […]


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Hercules 009 Superfund Site Update

Update on Hercules 009 Superfund site (Hercules 009 Landfill site is located in Brunswick, Georgia. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1984 because of contaminated groundwater, sludge and soil resulting from facility operations.): Both the city of Brunswick and Glynn County passed resolutions that in effect stated that […]


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Alert: Revised Waters of the United States Proposed

In Georgia, water rollback divides on property rights vs. environment… Here is a summary of what we know right now: 1) Ephemeral waters—streams, ditches, etc. will not be covered; 2) Intermittent streams will be covered if they flow “to” a TNW; 3) Wetlands will be covered if they have a surface water connection to a […]


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2018 Dirty Dozen Report: Dirty Politics Leads to Dirty Water

Rather than identifying the “most polluted places” in Georgia, the Georgia Water Coalition’s (GWC) eighth annual Dirty Dozen report, highlights the politics, policies, and issues that threaten the health of Georgia’s water and the well being of 10 million Georgians.  One week in March illustrated the extent of the dirt in Georgia’s politics when it comes to […]


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What’s New and What’s Coming Back Around

E-News Blast from Altamaha Riverkeeper. Wow, what have we been up to these past few months…well, a lot to say the least! Read a small update of what issues we have been working on besides 2 evening fundraisers to celebrate clean water with our communities. Full E-Blast


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Amendment 1: Passed!

Thanks to you and the thousands of Georgians who spread the word and voted yes for the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Amendment, we have made history. For the first time, Georgia has a dedicated funding source for land and water conservation. This means our Department of Natural Resources has steady, reliable funding to protect water quality, […]


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Altamaha Riverkeeper and Rep. Jeff Jones push for oyster-law changes

In other states, farmers can use systems of mesh bags filled with baby oysters and grow them to harvestable size in floating cages tethered to the bottoms of estuaries. The oysters can be mechanically sorted by size and age and re-bagged every few months to maximize profit and predictability. This method also produces the deep-cup, […]


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Coal Ash Victory at Lake Sinclair!

Georgia Power (GP) just announced they will be excavating all of the toxic, heavy metal-laden coal ash ponds around Lake Sinclair, the site of the former Plant Harllee Branch and placing the ash in a lined and capped facility on site! Since 2014, Altamaha Riverkeeper has been investigating these ponds, sampling the leaks where they meet Lake Sinclair waters and […]


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