For some, County Road B has a different name: They call it Cancer Road.

Though the causes of the cancers are not proven, suspicion centers on elevated levels of nitrates that have contaminated the drinking water for County Road B families.


A growing number of peer-reviewed medical studies have linked exposure to nitrates in drinking water to elevated incidences of cancer. Nitrates commonly flow into well water and other water sources as runoff from fields treated with commercial fertilizer and livestock manure.