County offers clean drinking water to residents near Scherer

Over the past month, people in the Georgia town of Juliette have expressed fears that nearby Plant Scherer, America’s largest coal-fired plant, has caused their water to be contaminated with coal ash. Their outcry, along with a flood of statewide media coverage, has led local officials to offer free water to any local residents who need it.

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A showdown over what’s in the water

In a small Georgia town, residents worry that their neighbor, a giant coal plant, has tainted their drinking water. Some are relying on the help of the Altamaha Riverkeeper to find answers.

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Black women more likely to die of breast cancer — especially in the South
No region has as many high-disparity states clustered together as the South. Louisiana and Mississippi have the highest racial disparities in breast cancer mortality. In both of those states, the excess death rate among black women is more than 60%, according to the American Cancer Society. Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina... Read more
‘Dreamer’ raised here — now med student — feels shut out
This is the fifth and final article in our series on foreign-born doctors in Georgia. Previous articles focused on Indian-born physicians, obstacles that these doctors face in order to practice in Georgia; a clinic for immigrant patients; and Muslim physicians.    Back in 2009, Belsy Garcia Manrique was studying... Read more
Trained to be a doctor, but held back by red tape
This is the second in a series of articles on foreign-born physicians practicing in Georgia. Other articles in this special report will focus on other barriers that immigrant doctors face in order to work in the state; a clinic that serves mainly immigrant and refugee patients; and on Muslim... Read more

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