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A quick CAG update

For those looking for an update on the Newtown Creek CAG’s recent activities…

New York State Department of Health attended a CAG meeting in May to present on the recently completed Newtown Creek Public Health Assessment and on fish advisories for the creek. Notes from that meeting are posted on the CAG website in the CAG Notes section; presentations are in the Resources section.

The next CAG meeting will be held this summer — stay tuned for future posts about topic and location.

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See you tonight!

Hope to see everyone at tonight’s CAG meeting with NYS Department of Health.

6:30pm at LaGuardia Community College.

Scroll down for more details…

CAG meeting Wednesday

Reminder – CAG meeting Wednesday with NYS DOH

Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Time: 6:30-8:30 PM
Location: LaGuardia Community College, 31-10 Thomson Ave, E Building, Room E501
Agenda:

  • Final Newtown Creek Public Health Assessment – next steps Chris Doroski
  • New York State fish advisory activities – introduction Bettsy Prohonic
  • Hudson River Fish Advisory Outreach Project – Regina Keenan

Read the health assessment HERE.

Click here for map and subway directions: http://www.lagcc.cuny.edu/About/Visit/
Enter the college at the E Building, Thomson Ave entrance, and take the elevator to the 5th floor. As you exit the elevator, Room E501 is down the hall on your left.

CAG meeting next week – May 21

Reminder: CAG meeting next Wednesday, May 21, with New York State Department of Health.

Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Time: 6:30-8:30 PM
Location: LaGuardia Community College, 31-10 Thomson Ave, E Building, Room E501
Topic: New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) will present on the final health assessment for Newtown Creek, give an update on the health outcomes review, and describe work to educate the public about fish consumption advisories in the creek. Read the health assessment HERE. (More information included in italics below.)

Click here for map and subway directions: http://www.lagcc.cuny.edu/About/Visit/
Enter the college at the E Building, Thomson Ave entrance, and take the elevator to the 5th floor. As you exit the elevator, Room E501 is down the hall on your left.

More Information from NYS DOH: The New York State Department of Health and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry have announced the release of their final Newtown Creek Public Health Assessment. A public health assessment is required for every site in New York on the US Environmental Protection Agency National Priority List, also known as the federal Superfund list. In a Public Health Assessment, the health agencies review information about hazardous substances at a site and evaluate whether exposure to those substances might cause harm to human health. A draft of this document was released for public review and comment in February 2012. This final version contains the public comments received and the responses from the health agencies. The public health assessment can be found at http://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/investigations/newtown/index.htm. Or, to obtain copies of any of these documents, either email the Department of Health at documentcomments@health.state.ny.us or call them at 518-402-7860.

May 21 CAG meeting at LaGuardia Community College in Queens

The May 21 CAG meeting with New York State Department of Health will be held in Queens at LaGuardia Community College.

Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Time: 6:30-8:30 PM
Location: LaGuardia Community College, 31-10 Thomson Ave, E Building, Room E501
Topic: New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) will present on the final health assessment for Newtown Creek, give an update on the health outcomes review, and describe work to educate the public about fish consumption advisories in the creek.

Click here for map and subway directions: http://www.lagcc.cuny.edu/About/Visit/
Enter the college at the E Building, Thomson Ave entrance, and take the elevator to the 5th floor. As you exit the elevator, Room E501 is down the hall on your left.

Save the date: CAG meeting May 21

Please save the date for the next Newtown Creek CAG meeting –

Wednesday, May 21, 6:30 PM

New York State Department of Health will present.

Exact location to be determined.

Additional information to come soon…

An update from New York State Department of Health

An update from New York State Department of Health:
The New York State Department of Health and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry have announced the release of their final Newtown Creek Public Health Assessment. A public health assessment is required for every site in New York on the US Environmental Protection Agency National Priority List, also known as the federal Superfund list. In a Public Health Assessment, the health agencies review information about hazardous substances at a site and evaluate whether exposure to those substances might cause harm to human health. A draft of this document was released for public review and comment in February 2012. This final version contains the public comments received and the responses from the health agencies. The public health assessment can be found at http://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/investigations/newtown/index.htm. Or, to obtain copies of any of these documents, either email the Department of Health at documentcomments@health.state.ny.us or call them at 518-402-7860.

Note to CAG members and followers:
The next Newtown Creek CAG meeting will include a presentation from New York State Department of Health, regarding the update above and other information relevant to Newtown Creek. More details and logistics to come — the meeting is anticipated to take place in late April or early May in Queens.