That answer is still to be determined.
A lady by the name of Joan Tibor McNeal brought an issue to light after her doctor recommended she leave her Waycross home. She did, and went all the way to Jacksonville in what she calls an effort to save her life.
McNeal has been trying to raise public awareness on the “Silent Disaster” she believes to be a ‘cancer cluster.’
The ‘Seven Out’ site was part of an emergency clean up effort in 2005 by the Environmental Protection Agency. Since then, citizens have collected their own soil and water samples for testing which yielded results of heavy chemicals like arsenic, roundup in heavy concentrations, and benzene.
The Georgia Department of Public Health recently announced that the agency is going to investigate again after nearly ten years. The agency says the change of mine came after four cases of cancers that are extremely rare.
Some of the activists have already been struck with aggressive cancers and they say now, they’re just looking for someone to help them get answers.
No date on when the investigation will be release results.