Health officials say ‘chemical release’ affecting some Liberty Co. waters

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RICEBORO, Ga. (WSAV) – Health officials are urging swimmers and fishers to stay out of some waters in Liberty County due to “a chemical release.”

The health department has issued a notice for the following locations:

  • Riceboro Dock (Highway 17 South on Interstate Paper Road)
  • Riceboro Fishing Dock (Highway 17)
  • Baptismal Pool (Barrington Ferry Road/E.B. Cooper Highway)

Until further notice, swimming, wading, fishing or playing in the water is discouraged.

Liberty County officials say that at this time, there are no threats to well water.

According to the county, Georgia Environmental Protection officials will be arriving Wednesday to investigate and test the water in the affected areas.

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