Uranium? Yes, really: it comes out of granite rocks up deep water wells in the Georgia Piedmont. The other metals arsenic come from human energy, industrial, and agricultural activities, ranging from fenceposts to Plant Scherer, dirtiest coal plant in the country, emitting mercury, some of which ends up in the Alapaha River. Here’s video of Janet McMahan speaking about this:
Janet McMahan spoke to the group after the
Adopt-A-Stream water quality testing training
taught by Angela Bray and Richard Batten.
Video by Gretchen Quarterman for WWALS Watershed Coalition (WWALS),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 5 August 2012
Janet McMahan adds:
Please go to my facebook for more water info.. proper testing techniques, what symptoms & diseases are caused by metals in drinking water… how to remove metals safely to possibly reverse damage to cells…. Also Google caring bridge and type in benmcmahan to receive even more info. Thanks!
Yes, that’s really Erin Brockovich standing next to Janet McMahan in that picture. The famous pollution fighter came to Georgia to look at Ogeechee River problems and Janet told her about our more local problems with metals in the drinking water.