ATLANTA, GA – The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), a federal public health agency, recently released its Corpus Christi Refinery Row report. The agency will hold public availability sessions and a public meeting in Corpus Christi, TX, to discuss the report.
During the public availability session, community members and other interested individuals will have the opportunity to meet and talk with scientists one-on-one, ask questions, and discuss their environmental public health concerns. A public meeting will be held after the availability session; community members can learn about the report’s findings and recommendations, as well as ask questions.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM –Public Availability Session (residents can drop-in at any time during these hours)
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM –Public Meeting
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM – Public Availability Session (if you were not able to attend the previous day)
Oveal Williams Senior Center
1414 Martin Luther King Drive
Corpus Christi, TX
To read the report visit: Corpus Christi Refinery Row.
Copies of the report can also be reviewed during regular hours at:
La Retama Library
805 Comanche St.
Corpus Christi, Texas 78401
Owen R. Hopkins Library
3202 Mckinzie Rd.
Corpus Christi, Texas 78410
ATSDR previously issued a media advisory announcing the availability of the report for public comment on August 29, 2016. As stated in the previous advisory, ATSDR will accept public comments on this report until October 31, 2016.
Comments on the report must be made in writing and those received during the public comment period will be addressed in the final version. Comments (without the names of persons who submitted them) and ATSDR’s responses to the comments will appear in an appendix to the final report. Names of those who submit comments will be subject to release should requests be made under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act.
Send comments to: ATSDR RecordsCenter@cdc.gov, or mail to:
ATSDR Records Center
Attn: Rolanda Morrison
Re: Corpus Christi Refinery Row Public Health Evaluation
4770 Buford Highway, NE (MS F-09)
Atlanta, Georgia 30341
For more information about the report or ATSDR’s upcoming meetings in Corpus Christi, community members can call 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636) and reference the Corpus Christi Refinery Row site or visit the ATSDR Corpus Christi webpage at https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/sites/corpuschristi/index.html.
For members of the media, a media availability session will be held on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.
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.