hexavalent chromium

Grant Blankenship / GPB

It was late on a rainy night when Fletcher Sams of the Altamaha Riverkeeper guided his truck down a long muddy road to Ken and Dorothy Krakow’s home on the banks of the Ocmulgee River. With him in a notebook were the results of their well testing. 

He laid out the bad news on their kitchen table after digging through his notebook with data from over 60 other homes.   

“It is tied at the very highest for the worst,” he said. 

Dorothy Krakow buried her face in her hands at the news. Ken Krakow cracked a joke.  

“Yeah. Wow. Congratulations to us,” he said. “What’s going on?”