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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

TRW Automotive, Georgia-Pacific on federal polluters list

TRW Automotive's Warrenton Casting Center and Georgia-Pacific's Warrenton plant appear on a federal watch list of nearly 500 industrial polluters nationwide.

The list was the subject of a joint investigation by the Center for Public Integrity and National Public Radio.

TRW's facility at 1117 Thomson Highway was for many years owned by Wheland Foundry. It was built some years ago, as I recall, as a facility for Georgia Iron Works, though I don't know if GIW ever actually operated the facility or whether it ran for very long. It sat largely unused for many years during my childhood.

TRW's health risk ranked three out of five, according to the report, while Georgia-Pacific rated just one out of five.

Other sites in surrounding counties also on the list:

McDuffie County: HP Pelzer Automotive Systems and Temple-Inland, both of Thomson
Wilkes County: Anthony Forest Products, Washington
Jefferson County: Glit-Microtron, Wrens
Washington County: Trojan Battery, Sandersville; Lamson Pipe Co.

Photo by flickr user aimeeorleans, used under a Creative Commons license. 

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