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ATSDR releases JKLM Natural Gas Well report and invites public comment


Coudersport, Pennsylvania

Thursday, November 15, 2018

ATLANTA, GA - The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) has released its public health consultation report, “Public Health Evaluation of Water Data Collected in the Vicinity of the JKLM Natural Gas Well on the Reese Hollow 118 Pad,” in Coudersport, Potter County, PA for public comment. ATSDR will accept comments from the public until January 15, 2019.

The report provides ATSDR’s evaluation of the available environmental information and the potential public health impacts that exposures to these contaminants may cause. Contaminants detected in water supplies and assessed by ATSDR include those that are naturally occurring in groundwater and those injected by JKLM Energy, LLC, in September 2015.

ATSDR’s report for public comment is available for review at https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/HAC/pha/JKLMNaturalGas/JKLM_HC-508.pdf, or a copy can be reviewed during regular business hours at the:

Coudersport Public Library
502 Park Avenue
Coudersport, PA 16915

The public comment process gives residents the opportunity to review the report and provide their input. If members of the public have water sampling information related to this 2015 incident that is not already included in the report, they are invited to share this input with ATSDR during this public comment process. ATSDR’s responses to public comments will be included in the final report. ATSDR scientists will visit the community during the public comment period to discuss the report with residents.

Comments on the report must be submitted in writing by [add 60-day public comment period end date] to ATSDRRecordsCenter@cdc.gov, or mailed to:

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Attn: Records Center
Re: JKLM, Coudersport, PA
4770 Buford Highway, NE (MS F-09)
Chamblee, Georgia 30341

For more information about ATSDR’s JKLM Natural Gas Well public health consultation report, community members can call 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636), or email www.cdc.gov/info.

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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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