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2016 Media Announcements

Federal agency seeks comments from the public on new health report in Farmington, Strafford County, NH
Tuesday, July 05, 2016
(Farmington, New Hampshire) - The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) released a new report for public comment for the Former Collins & Aikman Plant (C&A) site. ATSDR will accept comments from the public until August 5, 2016.

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Federal agency seeks comments from the public on new health report for Louisville, MS
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
(Louisville, Mississippi) - ATLANTA, GA --The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) released a new report for public comment for the American Creosote Works, Incorporated, in Louisville, Mississippi. The federal agency invites the public to review the report and submit their comments by July 28, 2016.

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ATSDR releases public health report of Midlothian health outcome data
Thursday, June 23, 2016
(Midlothian, Texas) - ATLANTA, GA – After reviewing health outcome data for birth defects, new cancer cases and death rates of people with cancer, blood lead results of children, and asthma and other chronic respiratory diseases, no differences were found for these conditions in Midlothian residents compared to other communities in Texas, said the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) in a report released today.

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ATSDR releases public health report for Midlothian animal health issues
Thursday, June 16, 2016
(Midlothian, Texas) - ATLANTA, GA – There is insufficient data to draw any conclusions about the cause of the reported animal issues by residents living in the Midlothian area, according to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) health consultation report released today.

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Federal agency seeks comments from the public on new health report in Houma, LA
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
(Houma, Louisiana) - ATLANTA, GA — The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) released a new report for public comment for the Delta Shipyard in Houma, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana. The federal agency invites the public to review the report and submit their comments by July 18, 2016.

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ATSDR releases public health report about contaminants in Dimock private wells
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
(Dimock, Pennsylvania) - ATLANTA, GA – Some private wells have elevated levels of methane, naturally occurring salts, and other organic chemicals in the area of Dimock, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania area, says the federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) in a health consultation report released today.

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Federal agency seeks comments from the public on new health report and hosts public availability session for the community in Midlothian, TX
Thursday, May 12, 2016
(Midlothian, Texas) - ATLANTA, GA -- The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) released a new report for public comment as part of the Midlothian Area Air Quality Petition Response. The federal agency invites the public to review the report and submit their comments until June 9, 2016.

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ATSDR seeks public comments on Camp Lejeune drinking water public health assessment
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
(U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina) - Atlanta – Today the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) released preliminary findings from the revised public health assessment (PHA) of the health effects of exposure to volatile organic compounds (VOCs) found in the drinking water at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.

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Federal agency seeks public comments on the evaluation of chemical contamination at a property in the Spring Valley Formerly Used Defense Site, Washington, D.C.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
(Washington, District of Columbia) - The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) is seeking public comments on its evaluation of exposure and health effects of former workers and residents to chemical contamination while developing and living at the 4825 Glenbrook Road property located within the Spring Valley Formerly Used Defense Site (FUDS) in northwest Washington, D.C.

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Federal Agency seeks Public Comments on Elkton, MD Groundwater Plume Report for the Dwyer Property
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
(Elkton, Maryland) - ATLANTA—The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) released a public health assessment report for the Dwyer Property Groundwater Plume site in Elkton, Maryland for public comment today. The federal agency invites the public to review the report and submit their comments until May 16, 2016.

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ATSDR invites the community to public availability session in Waycross, GA
Tuesday, March 01, 2016
(Waycross, Georgia) - The Agency for Toxic Substances Disease Registry (ATSDR), a federal public health agency, invites residents living in Ware County to attend a public availability session in Waycross, GA.

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Public Meeting Planned to Share Results of ATSDR’s Investigation of Private Water Wells in Posey County, IN
Monday, February 22, 2016
(Posey County, Mt. Vernon, Indiana) - The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) will hold a public meeting on March 8, 2016 to discuss the results of its Exposure Investigation of private water wells in Posey County.

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ATSDR Seeks Volunteers to Join the Community Assistance Panel for Pease International Tradeport (Pease)
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
(Rockingham County, Portsmouth, New Hampshire) - The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), a federal public health agency, is seeking volunteers to serve as members of the Community Assistance Panel (CAP) for Pease.  ATSDR is evaluating the public health impact of drinking water contaminated with perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) at the Pease site and nearby wells. The CAP is a way for the community to participate directly in ATSDR’s health activities related to exposures to the drinking water at the Pease International Tradeport site.

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ATSDR and CDC Studied Possible Health Effects Associated with Formaldehyde in Select Laminated Flooring
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
(Atlanta, Georgia) - The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) recently supported an investigation led by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to determine possible health effects associated with formaldehyde in select laminate wood flooring products.

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Second Open House Set for Coldwater Creek Community in St. Louis, MO - January 26, 2016
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
(Atlanta, Georgia) - Atlanta, GA – The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), invites residents living near Coldwater Creek to attend the second in a series of Open Houses. Residents will learn about the status of the ATSDR Coldwater Creek Public Health Assessment (PHA) being conducted and details about the PHA process. Residents will have the opportunity to meet scientists, ask questions, and discuss their potential exposure concerns.

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