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Ogeechee waters remain clear in Bryan Co.

More dead fish surface in Bulloch; test results pending

POSTED: May 30, 2012 10:00 a.m.

More dead fish were found Friday in the Ogeechee River in Bulloch County, and environmentalists await test results to find out the reason they died.
But there appears to be nothing wrong with the river in Bryan County, according to Bryan County Emergency Services Director William Collins.
Collins said the results of water samples from the Ogeechee in Bryan County taken last week by state Environmental Protection Division officials showed nothing out of the ordinary.
“The results were within the parameters (the EPD) looks at,” he said. “Bryan County appears to have no problems, according to the EPD.”
In Bulloch County, public safety advisories to refrain from fishing or swimming in the river are still in effect and will remain in place until testing of fish and water samples there are complete. The results of those tests were not available at presstime and are expected later this week.
An area textiles company that discharges waste into the river issued a press release Friday denying any responsibility for the fish deaths.
Read more in the May 30 edition of the News.

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