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ATSDR to Hold Community Meeting and Availability Session Concerning Washington County Air Quality Site in Marietta, Ohio


Washington County, Marietta, Ohio

Wednesday, December 03, 2003

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), a public health agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will hold a community meeting, followed by a public availability session, to discuss air quality issues related to facilities operating at the former Union Carbide complex located on Route 7 in Washington County.

The community meeting and public availability session will take place on Dec. 9 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Community Room at Washington State Community College, located at 710 Colegate Drive in Marietta. The community meeting will be from 7:00 - 7:30 p.m. and gives residents an opportunity to hear about ATSDR and the agency's activities, mission, and goals. The public availability session will be from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. where ATSDR representatives are available to meet one-on-one with community members who would like to share their health and/or environmental concerns possibly related to the facilities operating at the former Union Carbide complex on Route 7.

For more information, community members can contact Community Involvement Specialist Debra Joseph or Environmental Health Scientist Jennifer Freed, toll free, at 1-888-422-8737. Regional Representative Michelle Colledge also may be contacted at 312-886-1462. Callers should refer to the Washington County site in Washington County, Ohio.

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