If you have recently see the self appointed river-watcher who has been posting "alert" on social media don't have a cow just yet. And if you haven't seen it I won't be posting a link because I don't believe in spreading false accusations. Georgia Power, who owns the lake, and has a vested interest in keeping it clean and safe has responded to the accusation. And yes, from time to time discharge of ash pond water is necessary. It is also under permit.
That being said, the EPD annually publishes Fish Consumption Guidelines. This report is generally published in the summer months. The 2015 report can be found at this link today. If it's after July and the link is no longer working you can go to the DNR page and the new link is generally found at the top of the page.
I love Lake Sinclair. I would be very upset if anyone were illegally dumping toxic waste into the lake. But we had over ten inches of rain in a very short period and the fact of the matter is that water has to flow somewhere when it's landing in the ash ponds. But I know and trust that those in charge at Georgia Power love the lake as much as I do and only do what they are legally permitted to do because it's safe.
And the EPD has given a statement now to back up what I just said. Here is a news story on that.
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