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ATSDR Announces Two Public Availability Sessions to Hear Community's Health Concerns About DuPont Delisle Facility Site in Pass Christian, Miss


Harrison County, Pass Christian, Mississippi

Saturday, July 27, 2002

What: The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), will hold two public availability sessions on Tues., July 30, 2002, in Pass Christian, Miss. The sessions are to provide community members an opportunity to discuss health concerns they believe may be related to the DuPont Delisle Facility site in Pass Christian.

An agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, ATSDR is the principal federal public health agency involved with hazardous waste issues.

Where: The public availability session format allows individual community members to speak privately with an ATSDR representative. The sessions will be in the Pass Christian City Hall's council room, 200 W. Scenic Dr., Pass Christian. The first session is from 1 - 3 p.m., and the second session is from 6 - 8 p.m.

ATSDR identifies persons who might be exposed to hazardous substances in their communities, determines if they have been harmed by their exposure, and recommends actions to safeguard public health in communities.

For more information, area residents may call ATSDR Community Involvement Specialist Rose Jackson toll free at 1-888-422-8737 or contact ATSDR Regional Representative Carl Blair in Atlanta at (404) 562-1786. Callers should mention the DuPont Delisle Facility site.

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Related News Releases For Harrison County, Pass Christian, Mississippi

 

ATSDR Releases Post-Hurricane Katrina Findings for DuPont DeLisle Plant, Pass Christian, MS
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Chemicals found in soil samples collected after Hurricane Katrina near the DuPont DeLisle Titanium Dioxide Plant in Pass Christian, Miss., pose no harmful health risks for nearby residents, says the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). However, as a precaution, ATSDR recommends further testing of crabs to determine if dioxin-like compounds can be found in the food chain of St. Louis Bay.

ATSDR To Host Meeting about Findings at DuPont DeLisle Titanium Dioxide Plant
Release Date: Monday, November 08, 2004
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ATSDR Releases for Public Comment Its Public Health Consultation for DuPont DeLisle Titanium Dioxide Plant
Release Date: Thursday, October 28, 2004
Past and current exposures to dioxin-like compounds do not pose harmful health effects for residents near the DuPont DeLisle Titanium Dioxide Plant in Pass Christian, Miss., says the public health consultation released for public review and comment by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). The document is available for public comment through Dec. 30.

ATSDR releases final version of its public health consultation on Dupont DeLisle Plant Site
Release Date: Monday, August 02, 2004
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) today released the final version of its public health consultation on the Dupont DeLisle Plant Site, in Pass Christian, Miss., which classifies the site as “no public health hazard.” ATSDR conducted the public health consultation in response to a community member’s petition in July, 2002. A public health consultation is a review of available information or collection of new data to respond to a specific health question or request for information about a potential environmental hazard.

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