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Monday, September 15, 2008

Webb plans to amend lawsuit legislation

Published 09/12/2008 - The Daily Record
Curtis, environmental manager for Georgia-Pacific, and Greg Strong, regional director of FDEP, explained that a court order mandates the 36-inch, four-mile pipeline be built. According to Curtis, Georgia-Pacific has been dumping wastewater from the paper mill into Rice Creek — a tributary of the river — since 1948. Over those 60 years, the five-mile creek that’s narrow enough to jump over in some places, has effectively been killed. Strong claims local anglers do catch fish in Rice Creek. However, because it has been dredged, its shape is more box-like and without natural slopes, Rice Creek doesn’t contain natural or valuable grass beds that would help dilute effluent.

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