Film tackles Adel’s environmental issues | Local News


ADEL – An Atlanta-based conservation group has released a video critical of environmental issues in this Cook County town and their impact on low-income residents.

“Abandoned: Greed, Neglect and Environmental Injustice in Adel” was posted Friday on YouTube by Georgia Conservation Voters, a nonprofit group.

Abraham Park, communications manager for GCV, said an online watch party will take place at 6 p.m. on January 20 via the group’s website,

Among the issues addressed by the 35-minute video are:

– a propane tank business in Adel which, according to the film, produces foul odors and hazards from being located in a residential area;

– An abandoned lumber yard which, according to the GCV film, needs a major chemical clean-up;

— Efforts to bring a biomass plant to Cook County; and

– a major bitcoin “mining” facility in Cook County that the film claims is a noise nuisance for neighbors. Bitcoin mining is a way to create new “bitcoins” – a form of digital currency – by using computers to solve complex mathematical problems that verify bitcoin transactions.

The Valdosta Daily Times has contacted some of the companies mentioned in “Abandoned” but has not heard from them.

Adel’s “abandoned” greed, neglect and environmental injustice can be viewed at

Terry Richards is a senior reporter at the Valdosta Daily Times.


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