CLAYTON— The Rabun Gap Chapter of the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League (BREDL) presented a community discussion addressing “What’s in Your Water?” Sept. 25 at St. James Episcopal Church in Clayton.
BREDL is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization formed in 1984 that “encourages government agencies and citizens to take responsibility for conserving and protecting our natural resources,” according to the organization’s mission statement.
The goal of the discussion was to spark community interest and action about concerns of chemicals in the drinking water supply and how they are tested for.
Cherie Faircloth, founding member of the Rabun Gap Chapter of BREDL, said that the Rabun Gap chapter was founded in 2018 after she had people living in Rabun County come to her and ask if they knew about a textile plant on John Beck Dockins Rd. that operated for about five years in the 1980s and potentially left behind chemicals.
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