Report links factory to cancer risks - Morgan County Citizen
By Tia Lynn Ivey managing editor A new health report this week claims an “airborne menace” with cancer-causing toxins are polluting three communities in Georgia, including Covington, which is just 30 miles west of Madison. The same company under scrutiny in Covington also runs a plant in Madison, BD Bard. According to Georgia Health News, in 2007 BD Bard in Covington, which sterilizes medical devices, reported releasing into the air more than 9,000 pounds of a gas called ethylene oxide, which has now been deemed dangerous to human health and ... Read More