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Our Community’s Problem

This is just a small sampling of the contamination that may be in our neighborhood.

Please view the slides below and think if you would want this in you community. For those of you in the Waycross area, if you have seen similar things near your home or work please contact us so we can determine the scope of this problem.
  • Chemical residue on the water after an afternoon rain.

    Sidewalk after a light rain.

    This is sidewalk is a block away from the Seven Out tank farm site. Notice the residue floating on top of the water.

  • Chemical film on water.

    Drainage from one of our front lawns after a rain.

    This photo was taken out front of one of our front yards. The water is draining out of the yard onto the sidewalk. Notice the oily film that appears on the water.

  • This residue is along the length of the canal.

    Chemical residue along edges of canal.

    Look closely within the weeds and you will notice the chemical residue on the water.

  • Sidewalk after an afternoon rain

    Another sidewalk after a light rain.

    This photo was taken less than a block from the Seven Out facility. Notice all the contaminates in the water. The rains have been coming frequently so this is not normal.

  • Contamination site two days after a heavy rain.

    Contamination site two days after a heavy rain.

    One section of the contamination site two days after a heavy rain. The site holds water until it flows out of the "confinement" area and then flows into drainage ditches and along the street.

  • Water standing at site within contamination wall prior to rain on June 1, 2013

    Water standing in containment area

    Water standing at site within contamination wall prior to rain on June 1, 2013

  • Contamination in drain at site before rain on June 1, 2013

    Drainage grate at the Seven Out site

    Contamination in drain at site before rain on 6.1.2013

  • Contamination in drain at site on June 3, 2013

    Contamination in drain at site after rain on June 3, 2013

    Contamination in drain at site after rain on June 3, 2013.

  • Water and contaminates at the facility.

    Water and sludge at the facility

    Water and sludge at the facility. What contaminates do you think may be in there? Would you want them at your home?

  • Seven Out Waste Water Treatment Facility

    Seven Out Waste Water Treatment Facility.

    Seven Out Waste Water Treatment Facility.

  • Water standing at site within contamination wall.

    Tanks on their sides, patches on the tanks, rust everywhere. How contained do you think this residue is.

    Tanks on their sides, patches on the tanks, rust everywhere. How contained and how secure do you think this facility is?

  • Water coming from neighbors yard after rain

    Water coming from neighbors yard after rain

    Water coming from neighbors yard after rain

7 thoughts on “Our Community’s Problem

  1. I have some information that could help your case. My temporary phone #854-8916 and I would prefer you contact me by phone. The information regards legal documents. You all must keep in mind that the EPD and your local government is responsible the negligence . They hate me so much for this they destroyed my reputation so no one would consider anything I could say or show them. I live in a subdivision in Brantley County, and have three autoimmune diseases. According to lifelong residents, my subdivision was built on two closed dumps. Everyone that I know of that has died from living in my neighborhood died of cancer.
    Please allow me to at least share what I know and let me help the best way I know how to. According to Jack Williams, who wasn’ t interested in my story said they all just say, “You’re nothing but a troublemaker.” Considering the agencies and people I was trying to expose; I quess I was to their mission.

  2. FOR IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE: August 23, 2013
    TOXIC CHEMICALS FOUND, FROM SUPERFUND? – Citizens of the Carswell Community and greater Waycross area are encouraged to attend a meeting with State Representatives regarding the TOXIC chemicals found in our community, the dangers left from the Seven Out Superfund Site, and our attempts to achieve testing and permanent cleanup. Representative who have pledged attendance include Ellis Black and Jason Spencer; others and press are welcome. The meeting will be held at KD’s Café 504 Elizabeth St., Waycross, Georgia, on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 5:30 PM. For more information call Joan McNeal 912.281.6897.

  3. I have been in Waycross for 43 years. I have had ovarian & breast cancer within 3 yrs. of each other.

  4. I am originally from Waycross. I have been away from home for40 years,but my sister , cousin , brother in law and many friends all still living in Waycross before becoming ill with cancer of some type. They have all died of cancer after suffering for weeks to years from this unexplained epidemic. I remember my sister saying that 5 or more women contracted cancer in a relatively close period of time and lived in a close radius of each other….at the same time several cases of a rare form of cancer had also struck several children they all knew….this started as far back as the ’90’s. my sister mentioned that the city drinking water had been tested but nothing was found. Of course government agencies did the testing….it seems we need to get an independent group in to test everything . A starting point would be with 60 Mins. 20/20 and where is the local and regional news sources on this? Waycross Journal herald, Jacksonville , Savannah , Atlanta papers should jump at this…..the t.v. Shows may even cover the testing fees. … My grandparents lived across from Mary Street park and I played in the city canal there and all over town., as did most every child growing up in Waycross….I think ,if memory serves me correctly, the canal winds all through town. In residential neighborhoods and commercial areas as well……who is investigating this for the community?

  5. Two weeks ago after a heavy afternoon rain I went by the Seven Out site to see what it looked like after a heavy rain. On the east side of their “confinement area” water was flowing out and down the street. Water was also flowing out and into a drainage grate to who knows where. If the site is actually decominated, and nothing remains lingering around, then why did I find a strange smell on the west side of the tank confinement area?

    In the EPA documents (Read: Seven Out Site Profile” at http://silentdisaster.org/?page_id=182 it is states that “Precipitated solids were treated in a filter press, and then transported off-Site for disposal at a landfill.”

    SO WHERE HAS THIS WASTE BEEN DISPOSED?

    WAS IT DISPOSED OF PROPERLY?

    WAS IT JUST THROWN IN A LOCAL LANDFILL?

    HAS ANY SOLID WASTE BEEN SECRETLY BURIED ON THIS OR ADJACENT SITES?

    These are important questions as well. ANY residual elements from this site will continue to haunt Waycross, Ware County and the surrounding counties.

  6. I have a business in downtown that is over the canal and I walk back and forth to the Downtown Sandwich Shop to eat. About 8 or 10 years ago as I walked to the eat I stepped over the storm drain and I could hear running which was strange because it was during a drought. I bent over and the fumes almost knocked me over. It was shiny like oil. Sometimes it was flowing and other times nothing. I called the City Manager, Bucky Hayes and took him over and showed it to him; they didn’t do anything. Then I called the EPD in Brunswick. They should have a record of this.

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