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Federal Public Health Agency to Hear Community Health Concerns Related to Drinking Water at Myrtle Grove Trailer Park Plaquemine, Louisiana, March 11


Iberville County, Plaquemine, Louisiana

Wednesday, March 06, 2002

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), a federal public health agency under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has accepted an invitation from the Myrtle Grove Trailer Park Organization to hear concerns related to past contamination of the community's drinking water. The meeting, which will be open to all residents of the Myrtle Grove Trailer Park, will be held

Monday, March 11, 2002
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

LEAN Satellite Office
58038 Fort Street
Plaquemine, LA

In August 2001, ATSDR was requested to evaluate past contamination of the Myrtle Grove Trailer Park private well system. Louisiana Environmental Action Network (LEAN) President, Ms. Albertha Hasten, other LEAN members, and the Myrtle Grove Trailer Park Organization Committee will host a tour for ATSDR staff of the trailer park from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on March 11.

For more information, residents can contact:

Youlanda Outin, ATSDR Community Involvement Specialist, toll free, at 1-888-422-8237 or (404) 498-1748 (long-distance call), Danielle Langmann, ATSDR Public Health Assessor, at (404) 498 0452, or the LEAN Satellite Office (225) 685-0729.

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Related News Releases For Iberville County, Plaquemine, Louisiana

 

ATSDR Releases Public Health Consultation with Groundwater Sampling Results from the Myrtle Grove Trailer Park Well System, Plaquemine, La.
Release Date: Wednesday, June 02, 2004
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), a public health agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, today announced the release of the final public health consultation on the Myrtle Grove Trailer Park in Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, La. This health consultation includes the results of groundwater sampling from the Myrtle Grove Trailer Park well system as well as the agency's responses to comments received on the public comment version of the document.

ATSDR Holds Open House to Discuss its Draft Health Consultation on Vinyl Chloride Contaminated Drinking Water at Myrtle Grove Trailer Park in Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, Louisiana
Release Date: Thursday, July 18, 2002
On July 18, 2002 ATSDR will host an open house in Plaquemine, La. to discuss the agency's draft health consultation on vinyl chloride contaminated drinking water at the Myrtle Grove Trailer Park.

Public Comment Period for Health Consultation on Vinyl Chloride-Contaminated Drinking Water at Myrtle Grove Trailer Park in Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, Louisiana
Release Date: Friday, July 05, 2002
Results of ATSDR's public health consultation on possible health effects from vinyl chloride contamination of well water that formerly supplied drinking water for the Myrtle Grove Trailer Park (MGTP) community are now available. The public comment period runs through August 20, 2002.

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