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The EPA brought staff members to Brunswick in October 2022 to offer residents a chance to get status updates on all four Superfund sites in Glynn County.
Staff overseeing the cleanup of the LCP Chemicals site are returning this week to keep that conversation going, said Rachael Thompson, executive director of the Glynn Environmental Coalition.
Community members are invited to attend a virtual memorial event at 7 p.m. today to celebrate the life of Robert Randall, a longtime leader in local justice movements... Randall was part of numerous war resistance and anti-nuclear efforts, and he also promoted environmental justice in Glynn County, which included work with the Glynn Environmental Coalition.
The Brunswick News, January 24, 2023
Local environmental advocates from the Altamaha Riverkeeper, Satilla Riverkeeper and Glynn EnvironmentalCoalition conducted their own tests of the water shortly after the chemical release and collected samples of the dead fish to examine as well. The organizations will be meeting with residents who live near the canal this week to discuss the status of the cleanup and what they can do to test their wells, among other things.
The Brunswick News, January 17, 2023
Yahoo! News, January 17, 2023
A group of residents will be considered for appointment Thursday to the 2023 Comprehensive Plan Stakeholder Committee. In addition to elected officials, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs recommends the stakeholder committee include representative from a variety of public, business and nonprofit interests in the county. The following people are recommended to serve on the committee, with terms beginning immediately and ending Oct. 31: ... Tony Robinson: Glynn Environmental Coalition.
Action News Jax, January 9, 2023
Yahoo! News, January 9, 2023
The investigation began into this area after homeowners began noticing fish floating ashore dead. The canal near the drainage ditch is a popular location for fishing, according to residents. The Glynn Environmental Coalition, a local group of environmentalists, requested the water testing from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division after numerous complaints.
The Brunswick News, January 6, 2023
“Temporary containment systems have been installed to control potential contaminants that may remain,” the EPD’s release said. “Samples are being collected to determine if further work will be needed to clean up the ditch.” Glynn Environmental Coalition, Altamaha Riverkeeper and Satilla Riverkeeper conducted their own water quality tests on Tuesday and collected a specimen of fish and a rooster that appeared to have died as a result of the release.
First Coast News, January 5, 2023
The Georgia Environmental Division confirmed the spill came from the facility.
The Brunswick News, January 4, 2023
“It still looks like a chocolate milk pool,” said Maggie VanCantfort, Watershed Specialist Confluence to Coast for Altamaha Riverkeeper. She worked on Tuesday alongside a dammed portion of the canal that runs for a stretch along Chris Drive in Sterling with Satilla Riverkeeper Chris Bertrand, Trish DuBose, Satilla Riverkeeper’s water quality coordinator, and Rachael Thompson, executive director for Glynn Environmental Coalition, to collect samples of each species of fish they could find, one dead rooster in the canal, and to sample water.
First Coast News, January 3, 2023
Environmentalists say hundreds of fish died. A nearby business may be responsible.