Region 4 Covers, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. It is also the home of six Native American nations.
On January 13, 2011, the EPA announces a stop discharging notice. All of the States involved in this are
"...polluted runoff is discharged, often untreated, directly into local water bodies. The entities cited and their associated violations include:
· YDV, Inc., for violations at the Compass Pointe Phases 2, 3 and 11 sites in Leland, N.C.;
· Marion Retail Investments, LLC, for violations at its Grandview Station construction site in Marion, N.C.;
· Shelby County Schools, for violations at the Shelby County Administration Building in Arlington, Tenn."
The further listing of violations by violators are listed below.
The City of Oak Ridge, TN - sited for Sewage Overflows, untreated into open water
Licking River Resources, inc - for unauthorized discharge of wastewater associated with surface mining and/or coal processing
Clintwood Elkhorn Mining Company - for unauthorized discharge of wastewater associated with surface mining and/or coal processing
Lee Mayer #1 Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation
All of these have been ordered to stop discharging pollutants, accidentially or on purpose onto the ground, and or bodies of water near their facilities. Each one has contributed to the failing percentage of clean water.
The concern is that they must stop and make remediation, but it will be up to the citizens of these areas to inspect, or make sure the Government agencies assigned to protect the environment continue to do so.