Certainly residents of Georgia understand that they are fortunate to have access to certain products that the millions of various kinds of factories around the globe, including here, manufacture. Home state factories are also a gift because they keep jobs in Georgia. But no amount of good should compromise the well-being of the environment and those who inhabit it.
Certainly residents of the U.S. are more fortunate than others in different parts of the world regarding our access to and quality of drinking water. Still, National Geographic discusses the potential threats to the U.S. water quality. Some of those supposed health threats are more obvious than others.
In the past, we have included various posts about the fight to protect the Ogeechee River in Georgia. Past issues have involved the King America Finishing factory, but it sounds as though a new threat to Ogeechee is the target of a different environmental dispute.
More than three years have passed since the environmental dispute between the Ogeechee Riverkeeper and King America Finishing developed. We have covered this river pollution matter various times in the past on this blog. As a reminder, in May 2011, about 38,000 fish were found dead in the river in Georgia, a significant loss that ultimately was connected to environmentally destructive discharge processes at the textile plant.
The Savannah River is very important to Georgia and to South Carolina. Animal life and plant life depend on the quality of the river water. Combatting river pollution, therefore, should be a priority among the public and businesses that surround the Savannah River.