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Judge hears every side of Ogeechee River dispute
Will decide on consent order appeal in 20 days
Ogeechee Riverkeeper Dianna Wedincamp returns to her vehicle beneath the U.S. 301 North overpass between Bulloch and Screven Counties after taking Ph readings in this May 2012 file photo.
A judge heard all sides Monday in a dispute concerning discharges into the Ogeechee River by King America Finishing. After the two-hour hearing was finished, Bulloch County Superior Court Judge John R. Turner said he will make a decision within 20 days on the Ogeechee Riverkeeper’s appeal of a consent order between the Screven County textile plant and the Georgia Environmental Protection Division. The Riverkeeper filed an appeal after an October order by the EPD that King America Finishing spend $1 million to submit plans to fund Supplemental Environmental Projects as a penalty for permit and environmental violations.
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