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2017 Media Announcements

Federal Agency seeks comments on North Shore Drive health report in Elkhart, IN and invites community to public meeting
Thursday, April 06, 2017
(Elkhart, Indiana) - ATLANTA, GA – The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) released a new report for public comment for the North Shore Drive Groundwater Contamination Superfund site. ATSDR will accept comments from the public until May, 18, 2017.

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ATSDR releases results of Hayden and Winkelman, AZ, Exposure Investigation and invites community to public meeting
Thursday, April 06, 2017
(Hayden and Winkelman, Arizona) - ATLANTA, GA – The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), a federal public health agency, recently released its report, Exposure Investigation - Biological Testing for Exposure to Lead and Arsenic near the Asarco Hayden Smelter Site in Hayden and Winkelman, Arizona. The report finds that some children in Hayden and Winkelman have been exposed to lead at levels that could harm their health.

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Pease International Tradeport (Portsmouth, NH) Community Assistance Panel Meeting
Monday, March 06, 2017
(Portsmouth, New Hampshire) - The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), a federal public health agency, will hold a Community Assistance Panel (CAP) meeting open to the public on March 28th, 2017. The meeting is from 6-9 pm at the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, Conference Room A, 222 International Drive, Suite 175, Portsmouth, NH.

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ATSDR to Host Pease International Tradeport (Portsmouth, NH) Community Assistance Panel Meeting
Monday, January 30, 2017
(Portsmouth, New Hampshire) - The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), a federal public health agency, will hold a Community Assistance Panel (CAP) meeting open to the public on February 7th, 2017. The meeting is from 6-9 p.m. at the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, 222 International Drive, Suite 175, Portsmouth, NH.

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ATSDR releases public health assessment of drinking water at Camp Lejeune
Thursday, January 26, 2017
(U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina) - Atlanta – The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) recently released 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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ATSDR Releases Final VOCs and Metal Exposures from Air Emissions in Media Other than Air Public Health Report in Midlothian, TX
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
(Midlothian, Texas) - ATLANTA, GA – The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) released its final report, a “Review and Analysis of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and Metal Exposures from Air Emissions in Media Other than Air,” as part of the Midlothian Area Air Quality Petition Response. The public comment version was released on May 12, 2016.

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ATSDR Releases Final Health Consultation for the 35th Avenue Site, North Birmingham, Alabama
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
(North Birmingham, Alabama) - (ATLANTA, GA) – The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) released its final report, an “Evaluation of Surface Soil and Garden Produce Exposures” for the 35th Avenue site in North Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama. The public comment version was released on July 22, 2015.

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Federal agency to discuss Camp Lejeune health activities at public meetings on January 21
Wednesday, January 04, 2017
(Jacksonville, North Carolina) - (Atlanta)-- The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) invites the public to hear from the scientists who conducted public health activities to understand the impact of exposure to contaminated drinking water at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. The scientists will discuss these public health activities during a 5 p.m. special session, followed by a public meeting at 6 p.m. on January 21, 2017, in Jacksonville, NC. The Community Assistance Panel (CAP) meeting also will take place on January 21 at 9:00 a.m.; that meeting is also open to the public. Representatives from the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) will be present at the meetings to answer questions about the VA programs for those exposed at Camp Lejeune.

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