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Federal agency seeks comments from the public on new health report for Louisville, MS


Louisville, Mississippi

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

ATLANTA, GA --The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) released a new report for public comment for the American Creosote Works, Incorporated, in Louisville, Mississippi. The federal agency invites the public to review the report and submit their comments by July 28, 2016.  

The report evaluated the exposure to groundwater, surface water, soil, and sediment on and near the American Creosote Works facility. To read the report, visit: http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/hac/pha/HCPHA.asp?State=MS

Copies of the report can be reviewed during regular business hours at the Winston County Library, located at 301 West Park Street, Louisville, MS.

The public comment process gives residents the opportunity to review the report, ask questions, and provide their input. ATSDR’s response to those comments will be included in the appendices of the final report.

Comments on the report must be submitted in writing to: ATSDRRecordsCenter@cdc.gov, or mail to:

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Attn: Records Center
Re: American Creosote Works, Inc. (Louisville, MS)  
4770 Buford Highway, NE (MS F-09)
Atlanta, Georgia 30341

BACKGROUND

The American Creosote Works, Inc. facility operated from 1902 to 1981. During its operational years, the facility operated under various names and ownerships. The facility pressure treated wood products (poles, piling lumber, bridge timber, crossties, and posts) with coal tar solution and creosote oil.

This report is based on a public health evaluation of available environmental data, community concerns, and health outcome data to determine whether people have been, are being, or will be exposed to hazardous substances in the groundwater, surface water, soil, and sediment on and near the American Creosote Works facility, and, if so, whether those exposures are harmful.

For more information about the American Creosote Works, Incorporated report contact CDC-INFO at 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636) or www.cdc.gov/info or visit www.atsdr.cdc.gov.    

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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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Related PHA & HC For this Press Release


American Creosote Works Incorporated
-Evaluation of Exposure to Groundwater, Surface Water, Soil, and Sediment
Document Date: 9/30/2016 - PHA  [PDF - 9694 KB]

American Creosote Works Incorporated
-Evaluation of Exposure to Groundwater, Surface Water, Soil, and Sediment
Document Date: 6/28/2016 - PHA  [PDF - 9202 KB]

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