Is Waycross alone in facing railroad yard hump operations pollution? Not at all! Elkhardt, Indiana has also experienced some of the same toxins that are now invading Waycross neighborhoods. With the help of local Elkhardt citizens and the EPA that community has made great strides in restoring the health of their community. We can too! […]
- June 3, 2015
IMPORTANT – IMMEDIATE ATTENTION REQUIRED For 2 years we have been seeking the truth behind our communities health problems – AGL and CSX have contaminated our water and air – http://silentdisaster.org/csx-hazardous-wastes/ We have tried working with the EPD, EPA, and CSX and they do not seem to care about our community. We requested the EPD […]
- May 28, 2015
On May 28, 2015 the Southern Environmental Law Center transmitted comments electronically to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District to the attention of Mr. William M. Rutlin regarding their solicitation of public comments on SAS-2014-00862 (SP-WMR) Widening and Reconstruction of U.S. Highway 84 in Clinch and Ware Counties. The comments were submitted on […]
- February 15, 2015
In January 2015 the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Environmental Protection Division (EPD) issued a Consent Order against GATX Corporation of Waycross regarding formaldehyde emissions that exceeded limits authorized under the Georgia Air Quality Act. GATX was fined $6,500 for the violations and ordered to correct a number of deficiencies.
- February 12, 2015
This section contains 3 Portable Document Format (PDF) files containing letters from Matthew L. Adkins, Manager CSX Environmental Remediation concerning the rehabilitation of the CSX Waycross, GA groundwater recovery system. Part I Letter Authorization Request Diagram Part II Part III
- January 8, 2015
EPD Trip Report Dated December 15, 2014 The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division, issued a trip report dated December 15,2014 providing the details of an unannounced inspection of the CSX Waycross Rice Yard facility in Waycross. The report field observation documents that CSX was found to have removed the activated carbon canisters […]
- December 30, 2014
Meeting Scheduled for Tuesday Evening, January 6, 2014 A very important meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday Evening 5:30-6:30pm at the Grace Episcopal Church in Waycross. Click the clink for complete details.
Silent Disaster December 29, 2014 petition to ATSDR On December 29, 2014, Silent Disaster petitioned the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) in Atlanta, Georgia for assistance in evaluating Waycross area health issues in connection with water, soil, and air distribution of materials from toxic waste sites.
Dirty Dozen Report Waycross was identified in a recent report describing the “Dirty Dozen” toxic sites in Georgia. A complete copy of a recent editorial based on the report is available for reading and downloading at this link: Dirty Dozen Editorial
- November 4, 2013
Removal of Seven Out Tank Farm SilentDisaster.org received several messages Thursday and Friday regarding activity at Seven Out Superfund Site. Some people are justifiably concerned they may be moving contamination to non-certified locations. At first thought, it we assumed it was the EPA. An email was sent to Matthew Huyser (EPA Coordinator) for verification. His […]