Koppers Health Reports Open House
Gainesville residents worried about negative health effects due to the Koppers Superfund Site are encouraged to come to an open house meeting Monday night hosted by the Florida Department of Health and the Alachua County Health Department.
Officials will be available to answer questions about published health reports and to collect additional health concern data from citizens surrounding the Koppers Hazardous Waste Site.
The Health Department has published seven health reports for the Cabot Carbon/Koppers Hazardous Waste Site. These include a recent review of cancer data for census tract 3 that includes the Stephen Foster Neighborhood, and a review of soil and sediment test results.
The Health Department also formed a workgroup to recommend a plan to the EPA to test dust in homes near the Koppers site for dioxins. This plan was presented to the EPA this past July and details of the plan will be available at the open house.
The meeting will be held Monday, August 29, 2011, at the Alachua County Health Department Auditorium (224 SE 24th Street, Gainesville) from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
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