Altamaha Riverkeeper

St. Simons Sound Incident Unified Command Joint Information Center

The capsized cargo ship Golden Ray is still trapped in St. Simons Sound. And, while trapped, it has repeatedly leaked oil. Teams of scientists are working to trace the oil and limit its impact on the delicate marsh ecosystem. But there could be disagreement about just how far the oil is spreading.


  

Altamaha Riverkeeper

There is definitely oil in the marshes near St. Simon’s island where a shipping vessel capsized this month.

That’s the conclusion of University of Georgia Marine Scientist Mandy Joye and others who sampled the marshes last week.

Altamaha Riverkeeper

More than a week after a cargo ship capsized in the St. Simons Sound on the Georgia coast, oil is being found on grasses in nearby marshes. The first oil was discovered earlier in the week by the Altamaha Riverkeeper. It comes in with each new tide and looks similar to rings on a tree.

Cleaning Up Georgia's Coal Ash Ponds

Nov 13, 2017
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Coal ash is a toxic substance. For years it was haphazardly dumped into rivers and ponds. Within the last 10 years or so, there has been a push to clean up the way coal ash is disposed. Georgia Power has vowed to close all its dump ponds. We talk with Chris Bowers, a senior attorney for the Southern Environmental Law Center. We also hear from Jen Hilburn of Altamaha Riverkeeper.