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Oak Ridge Reservation

Public Health Activities By Community



City of Oak Ridge


  • Y-12 Uranium Releases
    ATSDR evaluated past and current exposure to uranium released from the Y-12 plant and found that the off-site exposures to uranium were too low to be a health hazard for either radiation or chemical health effects. (January 2004)
  • Y-12 Mecury Releases
    ATSDR scientists conducted a public health assessment to evaluate off-site residents’ exposure to Y-12 plant-related mercury from 1950 to 2009.
  • Iodine-131 Releases
    ATSDR scientist evaluated whether past air releases of iodine 131 (I-131) from the production of radioactive lanthanum (RaLa) at the X-10 site could have harmed people living near the Oak Ridge Reservation. (May 2008)
  • Contaminated Off-Site Groundwater
    ATSDR scientists evaluated potential exposures to contaminated off-site groundwater coming from the X-10 site, the Y-12 plant, and the K-25 site. (August 2006)
  • Current and Future Chemical Exposures Evaluation
    Current and Future Chemical Exposures in the Vicinity of the Oak Ridge Reservation. (January 2007)
  • Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) Releases
    ATSDR scientists evaluated exposure to PCBs released from all three facilities at the Oak Ridge Reservation. (March 2009)
  • Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Incinerator
    ATSDR found that the TSCA Incinerator releases very small amounts of contaminants into the environment, but the amounts are far below levels associated with health effects. (December 2005)
  • K-25 and S-50 Uranium and Fluoride Releases
    ATSDR scientists evaluated the potential health effects of past K-25 and S-50 air releases of radioactive and nonradioactive hazardous substances for people living in nearby, off-site communities. (September 2010)
  • Assessment of Cancer Incidence in Counties Adjacent to Oak Ridge Reservation
    ATSDR scientists evaluate cancer incidence rates in eight counties surrounding the Oak Ridge Reservation, and assess how the incidence rates for each county compare to Tennessee state cancer incidence rates. (October 2006)
  • East Fork Poplar Creek
    ATSDR conducted two health consultations on East Fork Poplar Creek evaluating public health issues of concern to the community bordering the creek.
  • Watts Bar Reservoir
    ATSDR staff members conducted a health consultation, a community and physician education program, and an exposure investigation in response to health concerns of residents living in the area of the Watts Bar Reservoir.
  • Other ATSDR Public Health Activities
    In addition to the work on East Fork Poplar Creek and the Watts Bar Reservoir, ATSDR has conducted other public health activities as physician education and technical consultation.


Scarboro


  • Y-12 Uranium Releases
    ATSDR evaluated past and current exposure to uranium released from the Y-12 plant and found that the off-site exposures to uranium were too low to be a health hazard for either radiation or chemical health effects. (January 2004)
  • Y-12 Mecury Releases
    ATSDR scientists conducted a public health assessment to evaluate off-site residents’ exposure to Y-12 plant-related mercury from 1950 to 2009.
  • Current and Future Chemical Exposures Evaluation
    Current and Future Chemical Exposures in the Vicinity of the Oak Ridge Reservation. (January 2007)
  • Contaminated Off-Site Groundwater
    ATSDR scientists evaluated potential exposures to contaminated off-site groundwater coming from the X-10 site, the Y-12 plant, and the K-25 site. (August 2006)
  • Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) Releases
    ATSDR scientists evaluated exposure to PCBs released from all three facilities at the Oak Ridge Reservation. (March 2009)
  • Iodine-131 Releases
    ATSDR scientist evaluated whether past air releases of iodine 131 (I-131) from the production of radioactive lanthanum (RaLa) at the X-10 site could have harmed people living near the Oak Ridge Reservation. (May 2008)

    East Fork Poplar Creek
    ATSDR conducted two health consultations on East Fork Poplar Creek evaluating public health issues of concern to the community bordering the creek.


East Fork Poplar Creek


  • Y-12 Uranium Releases
    ATSDR evaluated past and current exposure to uranium released from the Y-12 plant and found that the off-site exposures to uranium were too low to be a health hazard for either radiation or chemical health effects. (January 2004)
  • Y-12 Mecury Releases
    ATSDR scientists conducted a public health assessment to evaluate off-site residents’ exposure to Y-12 plant-related mercury from 1950 to 2009.
  • Current and Future Chemical Exposures Evaluation
    Current and Future Chemical Exposures in the Vicinity of the Oak Ridge Reservation. (January 2007)
  • Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) Releases
    ATSDR scientists evaluated exposure to PCBs released from all three facilities at the Oak Ridge Reservation. (March 2009)
  • Contaminated Off-Site Groundwater
    ATSDR scientists evaluated potential exposures to contaminated off-site groundwater coming from the X-10 site, the Y-12 plant, and the K-25 site. (August 2006)
  • East Fork Poplar Creek
    ATSDR conducted two health consultations on East Fork Poplar Creek evaluating public health issues of concern to the community bordering the creek.


Clinch River/Watts Bar Reservoir


  • White Oak Creek - Radionuclide Releases
    ATSDR scientists present their evaluation of potential exposures to White Oak Creek radionuclide releases via the Clinch River and the Lower Watts Bar Reservoir. (August 2006)
  • Current and Future Chemical Exposures Evaluation
    Current and Future Chemical Exposures in the Vicinity of the Oak Ridge Reservation. (January 2007)
  • Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) Releases
    ATSDR scientists evaluated exposure to PCBs released from all three facilities at the Oak Ridge Reservation. (March 2009)
  • Contaminated Off-Site Groundwater
    ATSDR found that the sources of groundwater contamination on the ORR are primarily in the shallow subsurface, and that nearly all of the shallow groundwater beneath the ORR ends up as surface water before leaving the site. Therefore, community exposure to contamination from groundwater beyond the ORR boundary is unlikely. (August, 06
  • Watts Bar Reservoir
    ATSDR staff members conducted a health consultation, a community and physician education program, and an exposure investigation in response to health concerns of residents living in the area of the Watts Bar Reservoir.


Poplar Springs, Bradbury, Lawnville, Gallaher Community


  • White Oak Creek - Radionuclide Releases
    ATSDR scientists present their evaluation of potential exposures to White Oak Creek radionuclide releases via the Clinch River and the Lower Watts Bar Reservoir. (August 2006)
  • K-25 and S-50 Uranium and Fluoride Releases
    ATSDR scientists evaluated the potential health effects of past K-25 and S-50 air releases of radioactive and nonradioactive hazardous substances for people living in nearby, off-site communities. (September 2010)
  • Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Incinerator
    ATSDR found that the TSCA Incinerator releases very small amounts of contaminants into the environment, but the amounts are far below levels associated with health effects. (December 2005)
  • Contaminated Off-Site Groundwater
    ATSDR scientists evaluated potential exposures to contaminated off-site groundwater coming from the X-10 site, the Y-12 plant, and the K-25 site. (August 2006)
  • Iodine-131 Releases
    ATSDR scientist evaluated whether past air releases of iodine 131 (I-131) from the production of radioactive lanthanum (RaLa) at the X-10 site could have harmed people living near the Oak Ridge Reservation. (May 2008)


Sugar Grove, Dyllis


  • K-25 and S-50 Uranium and Fluoride Releases
    ATSDR scientists evaluated the potential health effects of past K-25 and S-50 air releases of radioactive and nonradioactive hazardous substances for people living in nearby, off-site communities. (September 2010)
  • Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Incinerator
    ATSDR found that the TSCA Incinerator releases very small amounts of contaminants into the environment, but the amounts are far below levels associated with health effects. (December 2005)
  • Contaminated Off-Site Groundwater
    ATSDR scientists evaluated potential exposures to contaminated off-site groundwater coming from the X-10 site, the Y-12 plant, and the K-25 site. (August 2006)


Gallaher Bend Community, Buttermilk Road Community, Solway, Harden Valley, Hope Creek Community


  • Iodine-131 Releases
    ATSDR scientist evaluated whether past air releases of iodine 131 (I-131) from the production of radioactive lanthanum (RaLa) at the X-10 site could have harmed people living near the Oak Ridge Reservation. (May 2008)


Kingston




Eight counties surrounding the Oak Ridge Reservation (Anderson, Blount, Knox, Loudon, Meigs, Morgan, Rhea, and Roane)



Map of Oak Ridge Reservation Facilities and Surrounding Communities



 
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