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What's the pink stuff?
Swim, fishing advisories issued at Ogeechee River; colored discharge reported
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In this aerial photo of King America Finishing in Dover provided by the Ogeechee Riverkeeper a pink discharge can be seen in a holding pond. Ogeechee Riverkeeper Dianna Wedincamp received at least four complaints from citizens Wednesday that there was a pinkish red discharge coming from the King America Finishing effluent pipe that deposits wastewater from the plant into the Ogeechee River. Both Bulloch and Effingham Counties have issued fishing and swimming advisories for the river. - photo by Special
Ogeechee River landings are once again closed in Bulloch and Effingham counties after reports of dead fish, skin rashes and odd water colors Wednesday. Ogeechee Riverkeeper Dianna Wedincamp notified the Georgia Environmental Protection Division on Thursday after receiving complaints from four citizens about “pinkish red coloring” in wastewater discharge from King America Finishing, a textiles plant in Dover that many suspect is responsible for fish kills in May 2011 and May 2012. She said two citizens complained of skin rashes after swimming downriver from the plant Wednesday, and fish, including a three-foot-long catfish, were found dead in the river in Effingham County.
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