Amid a String of Rare Cancers in Waycross, Residents Suspect Pollution at the Root
By Georgia Public Broadcasting
The network of rail lines and canals that gave Waycross its name now act as dividing lines for the community. For a century, the canals carried runoff from the rail yard and other local industries. Generations of kids roamed along the banks and swam in the southeast Georgia heat. In 2015, four area children were diagnosed with rare cancers within the span of two months.