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Portions of the LCP Chemicals Superfund Site in Brunswick, Georgia, Are Not Safe for Development


Brunswick, Georgia

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

ATLANTA—The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) has released its final public health assessment evaluating whether chemicals in soils at the LCP Chemicals Superfund Site in Brunswick, GA, could affect health.

Located on Ross Road, the LCP Chemicals Site consists of 133 acres of dry land and 680 acres of marsh. Numerous industrial activities took place there since 1919, including an oil refinery, a paint manufacturing company, a power plant, and most recently a chlor-alkali plant. This report focuses on soil contamination that remains in dry-land areas and on seafood collected from the Altamaha Canal.

ATSDR concluded that certain dry-land areas of the LCP Chemicals Site are not safe for residential or business development because mercury, lead, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and dioxins remain in soil at potentially harmful levels. To reduce the risk of mercury and PCB exposure from fish caught and eaten from the Altamaha Canal, ATSDR recommends people follow the state’s fish advisory for the lower Turtle River.

The public health assessment can be viewed at: http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/sites/lcp

Copies of the public health assessment can be viewed at the following locations:

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

Brunswick County Public Library
208 Gloucester Street
Brunswick, Ga 31520

Selden Park Recreation Center
3401 Ross Road
Brunswick, GA 31520

For more information about ATSDR’s work at the LCP Chemicals Superfund Site, persons can call 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636).

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ATSDR, a federal public health agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, evaluates the potential for adverse human health effects due to exposure to hazardous substances in the environment.

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Related PHA & HC For this Press Release


LCP Chemicals Superfund Site
-and Adjacent Areas
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]

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

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

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Related News Releases For Brunswick, Georgia, USA

 

ATSDR Seeks Public Comments on LCP Chemicals Superfund Site Health Assessment
Release Date: 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.

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 Finds No Harmful Exposures to Site-Related Contamination At Naval Air Station Brunswick
Release Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2005
No harmful exposures to site-related contamination are associated with groundwater and drinking water, surface water, or indoor air at the Naval Air Station Brunswick site in Brunswick, Maine, finds the public health assessment released by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).

ATSDR Finds No Harmful Exposures to Site-Related Contamination At Naval Air Station Brunswick
Release Date: Wednesday, October 13, 2004
No harmful exposures to site-related contamination are associated with groundwater and drinking water, surface water, or indoor air at the Naval Air Station Brunswick site in Brunswick, Maine, finds the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) in its public health assessment on the site. The health assessment is available locally for public review and comment through Nov. 20, 2004.

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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