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Federal Agency seeks Public Comments on Elkton, MD Groundwater Plume Report for the Dwyer Property

Elkton, Maryland

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

ATLANTA—The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) released a public health assessment report for the Dwyer Property Groundwater Plume site in Elkton, Maryland for public comment today. The federal agency invites the public to review the report and submit their comments until May 16, 2016.

The Environmental Protection Agency listed the Dwyer Property Groundwater Plume site on the Superfund National Priorities List in March 2011. The public health assessment evaluated on-site contaminated groundwater and surface soil, and wastes to find out if they would harm people’s health.

There are surface wastes on the property and abandoned and collapsed buildings/structures which could cause harm to trespassers. ATSDR recommends no trespassing due to physical and chemical hazards on the site. Other public health assessment findings and recommendations are available in the Dwyer Property Groundwater Plume report.

A copy of the public health assessment report can also be reviewed during regular hours at the Cecil County Public Library — Elkton Branch, 301 Newark Ave, Elkton, MD 21921.

ATSDR will accept comments from the public until May 16, 2016. The public comment process gives residents the opportunity to review reports, ask questions, and provide their input. ATSDR’s response to those comments will be included in the appendix of the final report.

Comments on the report must be submitted in writing to:, or mailed to:

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Attn: Records Center
Re: Dwyer Property Groundwater Plume– Elkton, MD
1600 Clifton Road, N.E., MS F-09
Atlanta, Georgia 30333

For more information about ATSDR’s work related to the Dwyer Property Groundwater Plume site in Elkton, MD, community members can call 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636) or visit


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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