Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division has issued a permit allowing Firth Rixson Forgings LLC to discharge 80 tons of particulates, including mercury, from its plant in the Tradeport East Business Center.
The only public comment on the application was submitted by the Ogeechee Riverkeeper. In a letter to Environmental Protection Division Program Manager Eric Cornwell, Riverkeeper Chandra Brown pointed out that the Firth Rixson plant is a few miles from Ogeechee and Canoochee rivers. Under Federal Environmental Protection Agency guidelines, Brown said, both rivers already contain excessive amounts of mercury.
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