Ga. golf course odor prompts legal effort

Georgia attorney general, EPD asked to get involved

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 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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Riverman1
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Riverman1 04/23/11 - 08:16 am
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"Forsyth officials said the

"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."

That stinks.

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corgimom 04/23/11 - 11:33 am
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Riverman, no, they are crying

Riverman, no, they are crying foul!

Einstein
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Einstein 04/23/11 - 12:51 pm
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What am I missing here? If

What am I missing here? If this is a waste eater treatment plant, why are people surprised it smells bad? The one out by the airport smells to bad, you can smell it for miles away.

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Sweet son 04/23/11 - 02:22 pm
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Might be a little spilage

Might be a little spilage going into the creek through the course! Hope it is not hallowed like Rae's Creek!

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Einstein 04/23/11 - 03:43 pm
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Sweet son, good point. I bet

Sweet son, good point. I bet they could test the water in surrounding streams, and if dangerous amounts of bacteria and/or chemicals are found, I bet they could get a court order to shut it down.

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guinpigmomma 04/23/11 - 04:38 pm
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smells a little fishy to

smells a little fishy to me....

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