Ga. golf course odor prompts legal effort

Georgia attorney general, EPD asked to get involved

 CUMMING, Ga. -- Residents have been raising a stink for years about odors from a private sewer system in the exclusive Olde Atlanta Club in south Forsyth County.

Now county officials have gone to the state attorney general and Environmental Protection Division to try and get relief, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Forsyth officials said the company running the system has refused to give them access to the plant to inspect it and track down the source of the smells. But John Stover, general counsel for Utilities Inc., the Chicago-based company that owns UOG Treatment Plant and Ponds, said Friday said that according to state law only the EPD -- not the county -- has access to the plant.

Kevin Chambers, spokesman for the EPD, said Friday "there is no law that gives local government access  to privately owned wastewater treatment plants."

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