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Friday, April 18, 2014
Public water is safe to drink, says the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) in its public health assessment report for the Commerce Street Plume site.

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.

Thursday, September 15, 2005
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) will host two public availability sessions on Sept. 21, 2005, in Williston, Vt., to gather community health concerns related to the Commerce Street Plume site

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.

Tuesday, January 30, 2001
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), a public health agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, announced today the availability of the final version of its public health assessment for the Pownal Tannery site in Pownal, Vermont.
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