The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) received a petition in 1990 to perform a public health assessment (PHA) for areas near the LCP Chemicals site in Brunswick, Georgia.
The petitioner expressed concerns about the risk of transporting contaminated material from the site to nearby communities, and whether chemical exposures could result in harmful health effects. In response to the petition, ATSDR staff conducted several site visits and prepared health consultations (HCs).
In June 1996, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) placed the LCP Chemicals site on the National Priorities List (NPL), a list of hazardous waste sites also known as Superfund sites. ATSDR is required by law to conduct public health assessments (PHAs) for all sites included on the NPL. ATSDR has been working with the Brunswick community since 1990 to understand health effects related to chemical exposures.