Anderson, SC—home of Chadwick Boseman, is also home to over 230 manufacturers. Anderson also has some of the highest cancer rates in the state of South Carolina and the nation. Even in 2020, the upstate region of South Carolina is still dealing with air and water contamination.
I pondered about whether or not to tweet this given the climate, but I wanted to make sure that we understand that while preventative screening is important, the responsibility is on the EPA, the state, and local government to ensure the environmental safety of our communities.
Over TWO HUNDRED manufacturers in one county........
Anderson County cancer rates among the highest in South Carolina and nationally
Anderson County's cancer rates are among the highest in the state, while the mortality rate has improved over time.https://www.independentmail.com/story/news/local/south-carolina/2019/05/21/anderson-county-cancer-rates-among-highest-south-carolina/3577674002/
Why is lead polluting more than 100 SC waterways? Is it dangerous?
Lead, a heavy metal with a toxic bite, has been found in creeks, rivers and lakes across South Carolina, perplexing state regulators and raising concerns about the potential threat to people’s health...https://www.thestate.com/news/local/environment/article222692530.html
Toxins found in drinking water near SC air base. Did base pollute people’s water?
Elevated levels of a potentially hazardous class of chemicals are showing up in drinking water at a small mobile home park near Shaw Air Force Base, a sprawling military installation in Sumter County...https://www.thestate.com/news/local/environment/article239791718.html