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ATSDR Seeks Public Comments on LCP Chemicals Superfund Site Health Assessment


Glynn County, Brunswick, Georgia

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) in Atlanta, Georgia has released the public comment version of a public health assessment (PHA) focused on chemicals in soil at the LCP Chemicals Superfund Site (LCP site) in Brunswick, Georgia.

The LCP Site occupies approximately 813 acres immediately northwest of the city of Brunswick. Tidal marshland comprises more than 670 acres of the property. ATSDR’s evaluation of the LCP site focuses on approximately 133 acres of dry land area east of the marsh. In the past, manufacturing operations took place on the dry land area.

ATSDR’s overall conclusion is that if the LCP Site becomes residential, about 30 acres have chemicals in soil that pose a health risk for children and adults. If the site becomes commercial or industrial, about 5 acres have chemicals in soils that pose a health risk for workers.

ATSDR will host a public meeting to talk with community members about the findings in its PHA.

Location:

Selden Park Recreation Center
3401 Ross Road
Brunswick Georgia
(912) 279-2800

Dates/Times:

Monday, September 27, 2010
6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Meet & Greet
7:00 p.m. Presentation
7:45 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. Exhibit tables open

Tuesday, September 28, 2010
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Meet & Greet
11:30 a.m. Presentation
12:15 - 1:00 p.m. Exhibit tables open

ATSDR will be accepting public comments on the assessment until December 22, 2010. The public health assessment is available at http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/sites/lcp/.

Copies of the document are available at the public meeting and at the following locations:

Arco United Methodist Church
3820 Ross Road
Brunswick, GA 31520
(912) 265-7233

Glynn Environmental Coalition
4472 New Jesup Highway
Brunswick, GA 31520
(912) 466-0934

Selden Park Recreation Center
3401 Ross Road
Brunswick, GA 31520
(912) 279-2800

Three Rivers Regional Library System
208 Gloucester Street
Brunswick, GA 31520
(912) 267-1212

Comments on the public health assessment must be made in writing. Comments received during the public comment period will appear in the final public health assessment. Comments (without the names of individuals who submitted them) and ATSDR's responses to these comments will appear in an appendix to the final public health assessment. Names of those who submit comments, however, will be subject to release in answer to requests made under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

Send comments to: ATSDRRecordsCenter@cdc.gov, or mail to:

ATSDR Records Center
ATTN: Rolanda Morrison
re: LCP Chemicals Superfund Site (Brunswick, GA)
4770 Buford Highway, NE (MS F-09)
Atlanta, Georgia 30341

For more information about the public health assessment or public meetings, community members can contact Dr. David Mellard, Toxicologist at 770-488-0727/ DMellard@cdc.gov or Youlanda R. Outin, Health Communications Specialist at 770-488-0712/ youtin@cdc.gov.

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.

Members of the news media can request an interview with ATSDR staff by calling the
NCEH/ATSDR Office of Communication at (770) 488-0070.

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Related PHA & HC For this Press Release


LCP Chemicals Superfund Site
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Document Date: 4/16/2014 - PHA  [PDF - 11613 KB]

LCP Chemicals
-Arco Quarry Fish Tissue Sampling
Document Date: 2/4/2008 - HC  [PDF - 1054 KB]

LCP Chemicals
-Arco Neighborhood 2004 Soil Samples
Document Date: 6/16/2005 - HC  [PDF - 705 KB]

LCP Chemicals
-Consumption of Seafood and Wildgame Contaminated With Mercury - Final Report
Document Date: 7/1/1999 - HC  [PDF - 4833 KB]

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Document Date: 10/2/1996 - HC  [PDF - 9032 KB]

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-ARCO Neighborhood 2004 Soil Samples
Document Date: 8/22/1994 - HC  [PDF - 2970 KB]

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Related News Releases For Glynn County, Brunswick, Georgia

 

ATSDR Releases Public Health Consultation for the LCP Chemicals Superfund Site
Release Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2005
The soil of one unoccupied property in the Arco neighborhood at the LCP Chemicals Superfund site in Brunswick, Ga., contains lead levels elevated enough to be a health concern, says a public health consultation completed by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).

ATSDR To Host Community Meeting about LCP Chemicals Georgia Site
Release Date: Tuesday, September 21, 2004
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) will hold a community meeting on Sept. 28 to discuss its upcoming public health assessment for the LCP Chemicals Georgia site in Brunswick, Ga. The community meeting allows residents to meet individually with ATSDR representatives. During these meetings staff members explain the purpose of the public health assessment and community members can share their site-related health concerns. The sessions will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and again from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Arco United Methodist Church, 12 Ross Road in Brunswick, Ga.

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