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ATSDR Announces Release of Health Consultation for Woonasquatucket River and Centredale Manor and a Public Availability Session


Providence County, Providence, Rhode Island

Friday, June 11, 1999

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), announces the release of the Health Consultation for Woonasquatucket River and Centredale Manor. The document will be available for reviewing on June 16 at these locations:

North Providence Location
Mayor Salvatore Mancini Union Free Library
1810 Mineral Springs Avenue
North Providence, RI
(document in reference dept)
401-353-5600

Johnston Location
Marian J. Mohr Library
1 Memorial Avenue
Johnston, RI
401-231-4980

ATSDR representatives will present the consultation findings to the public and be available to answer questions on Wednesday, June 16, and Thursday, June 17 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the North Providence Town Hall, Council Chambers (2nd floor), 2000 Smith Street, North Providence. In early 1999, ATSDR was petitioned to evaluate the potential impact on human health of dioxin in the Woonasquatucket River. ATSDR is a public health agency under the Department of Health and Human Services that is responsible for preventing or reducing the harmful human health effects of exposure to hazardous substances.

A press conference will be held to review findings of the health consultation at the same location as above, 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m., June 16. Members of the news media can request an interview by calling the NCEH/ATSDR Office of Communication at 404-498-0070.

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