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ATSDR To Discuss Public Health Assessment For Kim-Stan Landfill Site

Alleghany County, Selma, Virginia

Wednesday, January 31, 2001

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) will present the results of its public health assessment for the Kim-Stan Landfill site at a meeting of the Kim-Stan Advisory Committee on February 5, 2001.

The meeting will begin on Monday at 10:00 a.m. in the Dabney-Lancaster Community College Library at 1000 Dabney Drive in Clifton Forge, Va. Barbara Cooper, environmental health scientist with ATSDR, will present the findings of the public health assessment and answer questions about the assessment. The meeting is open to the public.

ATSDR prepared the public health assessment after the site was placed on the National Priorities List by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ATSDR reviewed the available environmental data and published the results of that evaluation in the public health assessment. The assessment was released as a draft for public comment in January, 2001.

Public health assessments report information about hazardous substances in the environment and evaluate whether exposure to those substances in the past, present or future could harm people in the area. They identify health studies or other activities that might be needed and make recommendations to other government agencies, such as EPA and state and local health and environmental departments, concerning actions to protect public health.

The Kim-Stan Landfill public health assessment is available for public reviewat the following repositories:

Clifton Forge Public Library 
535 Church St.
Clifton Forge, VA 24422 
Dabney Lancaster Community College Library 1000 Dabney Dr.
Clifton Forge, VA 24422

The public comment period for the health assessment will run through March 7, 2001. Please send written comments to:

Chief, Program Evaluation, Records & Information Services Branch
1600 Clifton Road, NE, Mailstop E-56
Atlanta, GA

Comments received during the public comment period will be logged and become part of the administrative record for the health assessment. Comments (without indication of who made them) and responses will be included in an appendix to the final health assessment. Although names of those who have submitted comments will not be included in the final health assessment, they are subject to release under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

Community members seeking information about the health assessment or the meeting can contact Barbara Cooper or ATSDR Community Involvement Specialist Maria Teran-MacIver,, toll free, at 1-888-42-ATSDR (1-888-422-8737). Callers should refer to the "Kim-Stan Landfill site" when asking to speak with someone in the Division of Health Assessment and Consultation. ATSDR Regional Representative Tom Stukas also may be contacted by calling (215) 814-3142.

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Releases Kim-Stan Landfill Site Public Health Assessment For Review And Comments
Release Date: Monday, January 08, 2001
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), a public health agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, announced today the release for public comment of the draft results of its public health assessment for the Kim-Stan Landfill site near Selma, Va.

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