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.

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