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Public hearing being held over Ebenezer Creek concerns

Ebenezer Creek (Source: WTOC) Ebenezer Creek (Source: WTOC)
SPRINGFIELD, GA (WTOC) -

Effingham County residents have the chance to voice their concerns over plans to dump treated waste from a nearby chemical plant into a designated Georgia wild and scenic river.

The proposed area is Ebenezer Creek, a backwater tributary of the Savannah River.

A little over a year ago, DRT America broke ground on a $43-million-dollar facility. They have applied for a national pollution discharge elimination permit. If approved, it would pipe industrial wastewater to the Harris Hinesly Wastewater Treatment Plant and Ebenezer Creek.

Residents will have a chance to speak out about the permit application at a public hearing on Wednesday, May 17. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the Effingham County Administrative Complex in Springfield.

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