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Oak Ridge Reservation Health Effects Subcommittee to Hold Federal Advisory Committee Meeting in Oak Ridge, Tenn.


Anderson County, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), will hold a meeting of the Oak Ridge Reservation Health Effects Subcommittee (ORRHES) on June 28 in Oak Ridge, Tenn.

The meeting will be held from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Department of Energy Information Center, 475 Oak Ridge Turnpike in Oak Ridge, Tenn.

Agenda items include presentations and discussions on the following items:

  • ATSDR's draft public health assessment on Evaluation of Potential Exposures to Contaminated Off-Site Groundwater from the Oak Ridge Reservation (USDOE) available for public comment July 6-Aug. 19
  • Presentation by ORRHES member Susan Kaplan on her report, "Impacts on Oak Ridge Landowners of Off-site Releases to the Environment from the Y-12 Plant and Associated Long-term Stewardship Issues."
  • ATSDR/ORRHES Web site update and demonstration.
  • ORRHES will provide comments to ATSDR on the draft public health assessment Radionuclide Releases from White Oak Creek.

Members of the community are encouraged to attend and will have the opportunity to make comments from 2:15 to 2:45 p.m. and 4:45 to 5:00 p.m.

ORRHES, a federal advisory committee created in 1999, is comprised of a representative group of citizens who live in the communities surrounding the Oak Ridge Reservation.

The group provides advice and recommendations to ATSDR and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the two agencies' public health activities and research regarding the Oak Ridge Reservation site.

ORRHES members work with private citizens, advocacy groups, and state and federal agencies in the region and provide community members with opportunities to communicate directly with federal public health agencies. The group holds regular meetings to update the community on ongoing activities.

Members of the community who have questions about these meetings, ORRHES or ATSDR activities at the Oak Ridge Reservation may contact the ORRHES Designated Federal Official, Marilyn Palmer Horton, toll-free at 1-888-422-8737 or by calling 404-498-1751. Environmental Health Scientist Dr. William Taylor also may be contacted in ATSDR's Oak Ridge Field Office at 865-220-0295. Callers should refer to the Oak Ridge site in Oak Ridge, Tenn.

ATSDR, a federal public health agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, evaluates the human health effects of exposure to hazardous substances.

Established by Congress in 1980 under the Superfund law, ATSDR conducts public health assessments at each of the sites on the EPA National Priorities List, as well as other sites when petitioned. Headquartered in Atlanta, ATSDR is staffed by more than 400 health professionals including epidemiologists, physicians, toxicologists, engineers and public health educators.

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ATSDR Oak Ridge Reservation Site Information
ATSDR Oak Ridge Reservation Site Information

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Related PHA & HC For this Press Release


Oak Ridge Reservation
-Evaluation of Y-12 Mercury Releases
Document Date: 3/30/2012 - PHA  [PDF - 11170 KB]

U.S. Department of Energy, Oak Ridge Reservation
-Evaluation of Y-12 Mercury Releases
Document Date: 9/1/2011 - PHA  [PDF - 11019 KB]

Oak Ridge Reservation
-K-25 And S-50 Uranium Flouride Releases
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Oak Ridge Reservation
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Document Date: 3/1/2008 - PHA  [PDF - 1643 KB]

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-Basic Information
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Oak Ridge Reservation
-Technical Summary
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-Public Health Assessment - Full Version
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-Part 1
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Oak Ridge Reservation
-Part 5
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Oak Ridge Reservation
-Part 6
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Oak Ridge Reservation
-Part 7
Document Date: 1/31/2007 - PHA  [PDF - 9066 KB]

Oak Ridge Reservation
-Part 1
Document Date: 11/30/2006 - PHA  [PDF - 1181 KB]

Oak Ridge Reservation
-Part 2
Document Date: 11/30/2006 - PHA  [PDF - 1243 KB]

Oak Ridge Reservation
-Part 3
Document Date: 11/30/2006 - PHA  [PDF - 1348 KB]

Oak Ridge Reservation
-Part 4
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Oak Ridge Reservation
-Part 5
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Oak Ridge Reservation
-Part 6
Document Date: 11/30/2006 - PHA  [PDF - 2251 KB]

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-Health Consultation
Document Date: 10/25/2006 - HC  [PDF - 623 KB]

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-Assessment of Cancer Incidence Fact Sheet
Document Date: 10/25/2006 - HC  [PDF - 1331 KB]

Oak Ridge Reservation
-Part 1
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Oak Ridge Reservation
-Part 2
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Oak Ridge Reservation
-Part 3
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-Part 4
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Oak Ridge Reservation
-Part 5
Document Date: 8/1/2006 - PHA  [PDF - 1314 KB]

Oak Ridge Reservation
-Appendices A-C
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Oak Ridge Reservation
-Appendices D-E
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TSCA Incinerator, U.S. Department of Energy
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Oak Ridge Reservation (USDOE)
-Current and Future Chemical Exposure Evaluation- Part 2
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Oakridge Off-site Groundwater
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Oak Ridge Reservation
-Part 1: Main Section
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Oak Ridge Reservation
-Part 2: Appendices A through I
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Oak Ridge Reservation
-Part 3: Appendix J
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Lower Watts Bar Reservoir Operable Unit
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Proposed Mercury Clean-Up Level for the East Fork Poplar Creek Flood Plain Soil
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Related News Releases For Anderson County, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

 

ATSDR Releases Public Health Assessment of the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Reservation
Release Date: Friday, September 24, 2010
ATLANTA – The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) released its public health assessment (PHA) of historical air releases from the K-25/S-50 sites at the Oak Ridge Reservation in Tennessee.

PCB Levels in Oak Ridge Water Pose No Public Health Hazard: Federal agency recommends fish consumption guidelines as a precaution
Release Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Atlanta - Exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs -- a chemical used in the past as a coolant and lubricant in electrical and machining equipment) released from the Oak Ridge Reservation poses no apparent public health hazard, according to a public health assessment released by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)

Federal Study Finds No Health Hazards From Past Oak Ridge Releases
Release Date: Monday, January 05, 2009
No public health hazards occurred from past atmospheric releases of ionizing radiation, uranium, fluoride and hydrogen fluoride from the Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant (ORGDP) is the conclusion of a public health assessment issued by the federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).

ATSDR Releases Health Assessment on Oak Ridge Iodine 131 Releases Releases Occurred During Manufacturing of Radioactive Lanthanum from 1944-1956
Release Date: Friday, May 23, 2008
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) announced that recently discovered evidence suggests Iodine-131 (I-131) releases occurring between 1944 and 1956 from the X-10 Site at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) did not extend beyond the facility boundary at levels that would constitute a public health hazard.

ATSDR Releases Report about Current, Future Off-Site Exposure to Chemicals at Oak Ridge Reservation, TN
Release Date: Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Current and future exposure to site-related chemicals in the off-site area surrounding the Oak Ridge Reservation is not expected to cause adverse health effects, says the public health assessment released by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).

ATSDR Releases Report about Exposure to PCBs at Oak Ridge Reservation, TN
Release Date: Monday, December 04, 2006
Exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs -- a chemical used as a coolant and lubricant in electrical equipment) from the Oak Ridge Reservation does not pose a public health hazard, says the public health assessment released by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). However, as a public health precaution, the agency suggests residents limit eating certain types of local fish.

ATSDR Assessment Finds No Unusual Patterns of Cancers
Release Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Cancer incidence for the eight-county area surrounding the U.S. Department of Energy Oak Ridge Reservation, TN is consistent with most cancer levels across the state, concludes a report released by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).

ATSDR Finds No Current, Future Exposure to Radioactive Iodine at Oak Ridge Reservation, TN
Release Date: Thursday, September 07, 2006
Any iodine-131 (I-131) released from the X-10 site on the Oak Ridge Reservation, TN, during the 1940s through 2004 has decayed completely or is currently not present in the environment at levels of health concern, says the public health assessment released by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).

ATSDR Report Finds No Exposure to Contaminated Groundwater from the Oak Ridge Reservation, TN
Release Date: Thursday, August 03, 2006
A report released by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) concludes that contaminated off-site groundwater from the Oak Ridge Reservation is not a public health hazard.

ATSDR Releases Assessment of Cancer Incidence for Oak Ridge, TN
Release Date: Wednesday, March 01, 2006
Cancer incidence for the eight-county area surrounding the U.S. Department of Energy Oak Ridge Reservation, TN are consistent with most cancer levels across the state, says a report released by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).

ATSDR To Host Meetings about Assessment of Cancer Incidence for Oak Ridge, TN
Release Date: Friday, February 24, 2006
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Report Finds TSCA Incinerator Poses No Public Health Hazard
Release Date: Friday, February 03, 2006
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ATSDR Releases Report about Current, Future Chemical Exposure Near Oak Ridge Reservation
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ATSDR Extends Public Comment Period for Oak Ridge Reservation Groundwater Public Health Assessment
Release Date: Thursday, August 04, 2005
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Exposure to Radionuclides From White Oak Creek Does Not Pose Public Health Hazard
Release Date: Friday, May 06, 2005
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ATSDR To Hold Two Public Meetings in Oak Ridge, Tenn., to Address the Final Y-12 Releases Public Health Assessment
Release Date: Wednesday, June 02, 2004
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ATSDR Issues Final Public Health Assessment on the Uranium Releases from the Y-12 Plant in Oak Ridge, Tenn
Release Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2004
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Openings for New Members on the ORRHES in Tennessee
Release Date: Tuesday, January 13, 2004
ATSDR announces openings for members to participate on the Oak Ridge Reservation Health Effects Subcommittee (ORRHES). The deadline to receive application materials is Feb. 3, 2004.

Oak Ridge Reservation Health Effects Subcommittee To Hold Federal Advisory Committee Meeting in Oak Ridge, Tenn.
Release Date: Thursday, November 20, 2003
The Oak Ridge Reservation Health Effects Subcommittee in Oak Ridge, Tenn., will hold a committee meeting from 12:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Dec. 2. ATSDR will address the findings of the public health assessment on the Y-12 uranium releases.

ATSDR Oak Ridge Reservation Health Effects Subcommittee to hold Federal Advisory Committee meeting in Oak Ridge, Tenn.
Release Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2003
ATSDR will hold a Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Oak Ridge Reservation Health Effects Subcommittee (ORRHES) in Oakridge, Tenn., on Tuesday, Oct. 21.

Oak Ridge Reservation Health Effects Subcommittee To Hold Federal Advisory Committee Meeting in Oak Ridge, Tenn.
Release Date: Thursday, August 21, 2003
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ATSDR to hold public availability session regarding its public health assessment of the Y-12 plant site in Oak Ridge, TN
Release Date: Tuesday, May 27, 2003
Interested community members are encouraged to attend a public availability session to discuss ATSDR's public health assessment on the uranium releases from the Y-12 plant in Oak Ridge, Tenn. on June 2. ATSDR concluded that the level of uranium released from the plant does not present harmful health effects and poses no apparent health hazard.

Oak Ridge Reservation Health Effects Subcommittee to hold Federal Advisory Committee meeting in Oak Ridge, TN
Release Date: Tuesday, May 27, 2003
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ATSDR issues for public review and comment its public health assessment of the uranium releases from the Y-12 plant in Oak Ridge, Tenn
Release Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2003
Public health assessment on the Y-12 uranium releases in Oak Ridge, Tenn. available for public comment.

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Release Date: Thursday, April 17, 2003
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Release Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2002
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Release Date: Thursday, April 18, 2002
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ATSDR Web News Oak Ridge Reservation Health Effects Subcommittee
Release Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2002
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Oak Ridge Reservation Health Effects Subcommitte To Hold Meeting On March 26, 2002
Release Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2002
The March meeting of the Oak Ridge Reservation Health Effects Subcommittee (ORRHES). Key agenda topics for the meeting include: an overview of the Department of Energy (DOE) Former Workers Program, medical surveillance of former workers at DOE gaseous diffusion plants, and the chronic beryllium disease surveillance at DOE plants.

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Release Date: Monday, February 04, 2002
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ATSDR announces openings for new members for the Oak Ridge Reservation Health Effects Subcommittee in Oakridge, TN
Release Date: Tuesday, January 01, 2002
Nominations for new members to participate on the Oak Ridge Reservation Health Effects Subcommittee are sought by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Both ATSDR and CDC are public health agencies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

ATSDR Seeks Nominations For New Members To The Oak Ridge Reservation Health Effects Subcommittee
Release Date: Monday, December 17, 2001
Nominations for new members to participate on the Oak Ridge Reservation Health Effects Subcommittee are sought by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Both ATSDR and CDC are public health agencies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Oak Ridge Reservation Health Effects Subcommitte To Hold Meeting On December 3 - 4
Release Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2001
The December meeting of the Oak Ridge Reservation Health Effects Subcommittee (ORRHES) is on December 3 and 4, 2001. The meeting is open to the public. Community members may address the subcommittee during public comment periods scheduled throughout the meeting.

Oak Ridge Reservation Health Effects Subcommittee To Meet January 18 - 19, 2001
Release Date: Friday, January 12, 2001
The Oak Ridge Reservation Health Effects Subcommittee will meet in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, on January 18-19, 2001, according to representatives of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Oak Ridge Reservation Health Effects Subcommittee Holds First Meeting November 16-17, 2000
Release Date: Thursday, November 09, 2000
The Oak Ridge Reservation Health Effects Subcommittee will hold its first meeting November 16-17, 2000, according to representatives of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC.)

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