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ATSDR to Host Open House About Environmental Health Activities in Alexandria, VA


Alexandria City County, Alexandria, Virginia

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

For Immediate Release: July 25, 2007

ATLANTA - The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) will hold an Open House on Aug. 2 so that Alexandria, VA residents can learn more about the agency's public health activities related to air quality concerns near the Mirant Potomac River Generating Station.


The Open House will be held at The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. in Alexandria on Aug 2, from 7:00 - 9:00p.m. The open house will include a poster display of ATSDR activities and a chance to talk one-on-one with ATSDR staff.


ATSDR conducted community-based air monitoring in the Alexandria area in June-July 2007 to further assess air quality and to determine if a public health hazard exists. Results from the community-based air monitoring will be available next year; however ATSDR will host the Open House to answer community questions about the agency, air monitoring effort, and next steps.  


Additional resources for the community are available online at http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/sites/mirant/index.html"> color=#810081>www.atsdr.cdc.gov/sites/mirant. Members of the community with questions regarding the meeting may contact Senior Regional Representative Lora Seigmann Werner at 215-814-3141 or lwerner@cdc.gov.mailto:lwerner@cdc.gov">lwerner@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.


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Members of the news media can request an interview with ATSDR staff by calling the NCEH/ATSDR Office of Communication at 770-488-0700.

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Related PHA & HC For this Press Release


Mirant Potomac River Generating Station
-Health Consultation
Document Date: 3/21/2011 - HC  [PDF - 11234 KB]

Mirant Potomac River Generating Station
-Fact Sheet on Final Health Consultation
Document Date: 3/21/2011 - HC  [PDF - 413 KB]

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Related News Releases For Alexandria City County, Alexandria, Virginia

 

ATSDR Releases Final Report on GenOn Energy, Inc./Mirant Potomac River Generating Station Site
Release Date: Monday, March 21, 2011
A final version of a report on air quality near the site formerly known as Mirant Potomac River Generating Station includes new data from after the station’s 2009 stack merge, but does not change ATSDR’s conclusions or recommendations.

ATSDR Releases Report on Mirant Potomac River Generating Station
Release Date: Monday, July 12, 2010
A federal report on air quality near Mirant Potomac River Generating Station found that levels of some contaminants near the site and in the region were of concern during 2007 and 2008.

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