Georgia companies wrestling with how virus will affect work routines
Major Georgia employers are scrambling to figure out what workplace steps they will take if the coronavirus outbreak hits Atlanta and surrounding areas. So far, many involve travel. Some companies already have put limited measures in place, from restricting international visitors in facilities to curbing employee trips. Read the... Read more
Cobb in talks with Sterigenics about storing chemicals
Whether ethylene oxide, a carcinogenic chemical, is allowed to be stored at the Sterigenics plant in the Smyrna area, and how much can be stored there, remains undetermined, the Cobb County government confirmed Thursday. Sterigenics was barred by the county in October from using ethylene oxide at its Olympic... Read more
Hepatitis A cases continue to spread in North Georgia
Health officials want to educate people about hepatitis A after dozens of cases were reported in North Georgia. Hepatitis A is a highly contagious liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus. It can range in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a severe illness... Read more
Senate passes bill to charge higher fee for coal ash storage
Georgia lawmakers stepped closer Monday to increasing the per-ton fee to store toxic coal ash at landfills by passing legislation out of the state Senate. Landfills in Georgia have recently been charging less to receive and store shipments of coal ash, which is the byproduct of burning coal at power... Read more
Neglect alleged at LaFayette nursing home
A Georgia nursing home once criticized for allowing an elderly woman to die from a scabies infestation is back in the spotlight. The latest complaints come from a widower, whose wife lived at the facility, and a former nursing home manager. Read the full article: 11Alive.com Read more

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