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2018 Media Announcements

ATSDR to offer free blood lead and urine arsenic tests in Anaconda, MT
Wednesday, September 05, 2018
(Anaconda, Montana) - ATLANTA, GA – The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) will provide free testing for lead in blood and arsenic in urine for all residents in the Anaconda, Montana area as part of its Exposure Investigation (EI). Based on past smelting activities, the Anaconda smelter contaminated soils in the area with heavy metals. In 1983, the site was placed on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund National Priority List (NPL).

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ATSDR to Host Pease International Tradeport (Portsmouth, NH) Community Assistance Panel Meeting
Thursday, August 30, 2018
(Portsmouth, New Hampshire) - ATSDR is evaluating the public health impact of drinking water contaminated with perfluorinated chemicals (sometimes called PFAS or PFCs) at the Pease site and nearby wells. ATSDR staff will give the community an update on the site work and on the status of an upcoming public health assessment. These meetings are a way for the community to better understand what ATSDR is doing.

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ATSDR releases final report and invites community to attend public meeting
Thursday, August 16, 2018
(East Chicago, Indiana) - (ATLANTA, GA) –The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) has released its final health consultation report entitled, “Historical Blood Lead Levels in East Chicago, Indiana Neighborhoods Impacted by Lead Smelters,” in relation to the USS Lead Superfund Site.

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ATSDR releases results of Iola, KS Exposure Investigation and invites community to public meeting
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
(Iola, Kansas) - ATLANTA, GA – The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), a federal public health agency, recently released its report, Exposure Investigation - Biological Testing for Exposure to Lead in Iola, Kansas.

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ATSDR invites public to comment on the re-evaluation of historical VOCs in drinking water for the Former Wurtsmith Air Force Base
Friday, July 27, 2018
(Wurtsmith, Michigan) - ATLANTA, GA - The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) has released its public health consultation report, “Re-evaluation of Past Exposures to VOC Contaminants in Drinking Water” in Oscoda, Iosco County, MI for public comment. ATSDR will accept comments from the public until September 30, 2018.

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ATSDR to hold quarterly Camp Lejeune CAP meeting
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
(Atlanta, Georgia) - (Atlanta)-- The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) invites the public to hear from the scientists who conducted public health activities to understand the impact of exposure to contaminated drinking water at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.  A Community Assistance Panel (CAP) business meeting, which is open to the public, will take place on August 8, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Public Health Agencies host Public Meeting for Community in Anaconda, Montana
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
(Anaconda, Montana) - (ATLANTA) - The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), a federal public health agency, in coordination with the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS), and the Anaconda-Deer Lodge County Public Health Department (ADLC) invite residents to a public meeting to learn about upcoming activities.

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ATSDR and GA Health Department release CSX Transportation – Rail Yard Site, Waycross Ga, and invite community to comment
Monday, June 18, 2018
(Waycross, Georgia) - (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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ATSDR invites public to comment on Coldwater Creek report and attend public availability sessions
Monday, June 18, 2018
(Atlanta, Georgia) - ATLANTA, GA - The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) has released its public health assessment report, “Evaluation of Community Exposures Related to Coldwater Creek,” in North St. Louis County, MO, for public comment. ATSDR will accept comments from the public until August 31, 2018.

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Public Health Agencies host public meeting for community in Anaconda, Montana
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
(Anaconda, Montana) - (ATLANTA) - The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), a federal public health agency, in coordination with the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS), the Anaconda-Deer Lodge County Public Health Department and the National Institute of Occupational Health (NIOSH) invites residents and workers to a meeting to share concerns about their health in relation to the Anaconda Copper Smelter Superfund Site.

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Federal agency to discuss Camp Lejeune health activities at upcoming meetings
Thursday, April 19, 2018
(Atlanta, Georgia) - (Atlanta) -- The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) invites the public to hear from the scientists who conducted public health activities to understand the impact of exposure to contaminated drinking water at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. The scientists will discuss these activities during a public meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 28, 2018, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A Community Assistance Panel (CAP) business meeting, which is also open to the public, will take place on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

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ATSDR to hold quarterly Camp Lejeune CAP meeting
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
(Atlanta, Georgia) - (Atlanta) - The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) invites the public to hear updates of ongoing public health activities from the scientists who conducted public health studies to understand the impact of exposure to contaminated drinking water at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.

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