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Tuesday, September 29, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) will resume field activities of the PFAS exposure assessment in Orange County, New York, beginning door-to-door recruitment Tuesday, October 13, 2020. Testing individuals will take place from October 23 through November 1.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) announced today the initiation of an exposure assessment near the Stewart Air National Guard Base site in the City of Newburgh, Orange County, New York. The purpose of the exposure assessment is to provide information to the community members about the levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in their bodies and provide information about exposures in the broader community.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) is seeking public comments on the public health assessment on Ely Copper Mine Site. The public health assessment found that the contaminated surface waters of Schoolhouse Brook and the Ompompanoosuc River, located downstream from the Ely Copper Mine Site pose no apparent public health hazard since the contaminated water is not used for drinking or irrigating crops.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006
The federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) will offer free medical screening to workers who might have been exposed to asbestos during their employment at the W.R. Grace site in Santa Ana, California between 1972 and 1993.

Monday, May 15, 2006
Workers at the former National Gypsum Company in Long Beach, Calif., were exposed to low levels of asbestos between 1970 and 1977, says a public health consultation from the California Department of Health Services (CDHS) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). The agency report shows current workers at the plant are not at risk from asbestos exposure.

Thursday, September 9, 2004
Current levels of exposure at the Elizabeth Copper Mine Site in Strafford, Vt., pose no health effects, indicates the public health assessment conducted by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). ATSDR concludes that current and future levels of exposure at the site pose no harmful health effects. This conclusion is based on the evaluation of available private water wells, soil, dust, surface water, sediment, air and fish sampling data.

Tuesday, June 22, 2004
A public health assessment on the Elizabeth Mine site in Strafford, Vt., has been issued by ATSDR for public review. The agency categorizes current and future exposures at the site as no apparent public health hazard.

Thursday, January 22, 2004
ATSDR will hold a public availability session Jan. 28 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in South Strafford, Vt., to address community health concerns potentially related to the Elizabeth Mine Site.
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