Water contamination is an important issue in the state of Georgia. As evidence of this, the Georgia Water Coalition recently released a list identifying the 12 biggest threats to the integrity of Georgia’s water resources. The list, it has been pointed out, does not simply deal with Georgia’s most polluted waters, but rather the most significant threats to maintaining clean waters throughout the state.
The list includes things like: weakened state agency allows industries to foul the Chattahoochee River; delayed state cleanup plan allows power company to continue polluting the Coosa River; and nuclear reactors suck water and life out of the Savannah River. Many of the threats are connected to a crisis of enforcement or the need to reform existing environmental law.