EPD held its virtual hearing for the closure permit for Plant Hammond ash pond 3 (AP-3) on Tuesday, August 10 via Zoom. Over 130 participants attended with around 3 dozen voicing clear opposition to EPDs permit allowing Georgia Power to leave AP-3 sitting in groundwater permanently. One Georgia Power employee spoke in favor of the permit.

Here is some additional coverage from Rome News-Tribune, Georgia Recorder, Saporta Report, and from CBS 42 in Alabama.

Written comments will be accepted until 4:30pm on September 10 at epd.comments@dnr.ga.gov