ATLANTA — Corpus Christi residents are invited to attend a community meeting to learn more about health-related investigations by the federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). The meeting will be 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., Thursday, January 27, 2011, at the Oveal Williams Senior Center, 1414 Martin Luther King Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78401, phone (361) 887-7633.
ATSDR will discuss its work related to community health and chemicals in the air. In addition to discussing on-going activities, ATSDR will discuss the findings of a recent Exposure Investigation. The investigation looked at how much benzene and other volatile organic compounds investigation participants were exposed to from March 22 to 25, 2010. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) will also present information.
Following presentations with questions and answer sessions, community members may ask additional questions during breakout sessions.
For more information about ATSDR’s activities in Corpus Christi, visit http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/sites/corpuschristi/index.html
To read the Exposure Investigation report, visit http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/hac/pha/HCPHA.asp?State=TX. Copies of the report are also available at:
La Retama Library
805 Comanche St.
Corpus Christi, Texas 78401
North West Library
3202 Mckinzie Rd.
Corpus Christi, Texas 78410
Oveal Williams Senior Center
1414 Martin Luther King
Corpus Christi, TX 78407 Phone: 361-887-7633.
Members of the news media can request an interview with ATSDR staff by calling the NCEH/ATSDR Office of Communication at (770) 488-0700.