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Textiles plant, Riverkeeper ordered to work together
Judge: Meet, find a solution to consent order
FISH KILL file for Web
In this June 25, 2011, Herald file photo, Ogeechee Riverkeeper director Dianna Wedincamp collects a dead fish on the Ogeechee River near U.S. 301.
A judge ruled the Ogeechee Riverkeeper organization must work with a Screven County textiles company to come up with an agreeable alternative to a consent order filed previously regarding improvements to the Ogeechee River. After ORK filed an appeal against the Environmental Protection Division’s order in December, Judge Lois Oakley ordered Ogeechee Riverkeeper Dianna Wedincamp, along with others in the ORK group, to “meet with King America Finishing and work on a solution to the consent order, then return to her with our report on or before (Thursday),” Wedincamp said. After the Environmental Protection Division issued a consent order in November for King America Finishing to fund $1 million in improvements to the river, the ORK organization filed the appeal.
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