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ATSDR invites the community to public availability session in Waycross, GA


Waycross, Georgia

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

The Agency for Toxic Substances Disease Registry (ATSDR), a federal public health agency, invites residents living in Ware County to attend a public availability session in Waycross, GA.

Engaging and communicating with the public is one of our top priorities. During the public availability session, residents will learn about the public health consultation process and activities being conducted at the CSX Rail Yard and the former Atlanta Gas Light Manufactured Gas Plant sites. Residents will also have the opportunity to meet and talk with scientists one-on-one, ask questions, and discuss their environmental public health concerns.

WHEN
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM (residents can drop-in at any time during these hours)

WHERE
South Georgia State College
Educational Building "Lobby Area" in front of the Auditorium.
2001 South Georgia Parkway 
Waycross, GA  31503

BACKGROUND
ATSDR, in response to community concerns, accepted a petition to evaluate whether people in Ware County are being exposed to hazardous materials at levels of health concern from the CSX Rail Yard and the former Atlanta Gas Light Manufactured Plant sites. The evaluation of exposures and possible health impacts will be conducted by the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) under ATSDR guidance and oversight.

For members of the media, a media availability session will be held from 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM

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ATSDR, a federal public health agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, evaluates the potential for adverse human health effects of exposure to hazardous substances in the environment.

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Waycross, GA Petition Site
ATSDR accepted a petition to evaluate whether people are being exposed to hazardous materials at levels of health concern from the CSX Rail Yard and the former Atlanta Gas Light Manufactured Gas Plant(MGP) in the community of Waycross, Georgia.

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Related News Releases For Waycross, Georgia, USA

 

ATSDR and GA Health Department release CSX Transportation – Rail Yard Site, Waycross Ga, and invite community to comment
Release Date: Monday, June 18, 2018
(ATLANTA, GA) – The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) and the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) have recently released their public health assessment report, “CSX Transportation – Rail Yard,” for public comment. ATSDR will accept comments from the public until July 23, 2018.

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