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Health Related Reports

New! Public Health Assessment – Corpus Christi Refinery Row

ATSDR reviewed available environmental and health information to find out whether chemicals detected in outdoor air along Refinery Row are or have been at levels high enough to harm the health of area residents. This report was released for public comment on August 29, 2016. We will accept comments on this report until October 31, 2016. Send comments to: ATSDR, or mail to:

ATSDR Records Center
Attn: Rolanda Morrison
Re: Corpus Christi Refinery Row Public Health Evaluation
4770 Buford Highway, NE (MS F-09)
Atlanta, Georgia 30341

January 2011 Exposure Investigation Report [PDF - 2.5 MB]
ATSDR worked with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) to find whether people living near Refinery Row were exposed to benzene and related chemicals. Area residents participated by providing blood, urine, and personal air samples.

Update To The October 2010 Progress Report
The Corpus Christi Community Meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 was postponed in order to allow for additional work on the Exposure Investigation (EI) report. The Community Meeting took place on January 27, 2011.

October 2010 Progress Report
English [PDF - 2.4 MB] | Español [PDF - 2.3 MB]
This progress report describes the status of ATSDR’s work in the Refinery Row area. Refinery Row refers to approximately 10 miles of petrochemical facilities surrounded by residential neighborhoods.

January 2010 Progress Report
This progress report describes the status of current efforts and is based on internal agency reviews, site visits to Corpus Christi, and consultations with partners in the community, in state and federal government agencies, and in universities.