Conrail Rail Yard vs CSX Rice Yard

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! […]

Chemical Causes of Illness

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 […]

GATX Waycross Consent Order

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.

CSX

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

Georgia EPD Unannounced Inspection of CSX Reveals Deficiencies

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 […]

Petition to ATSDR

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

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

Seven Out Site Being Dismantled

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 […]