October 20, 2014

PA ignoring their residents’ health complaints

By KEVIN BEGOS — Associated Press

The Pennsylvania Department of Health says it investigates every claim by residents that gas drilling has caused health problems, but several people say the agency’s actions don’t match its words.

Two western Pennsylvania residents told The Associated Press that health officials have fallen short … Continue reading

A Citizens Guide to Risk Assessments and Public Health Assessments at Contaminated Sites

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

This guide provides an overview of two different assessments commonly performed at hazardous waste sites. These are the risk assessment and the public health assessments; both are required for all sites – commonly referred to as “Superfund” sites – listed on the U.S. … Continue reading

Public Health Assessment Petitions

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

What is ATSDR’s Petition Program?

In the Superfund law, Congress provided ATSDR with the authority to conduct certain public health assessment activities following a request from a concerned person. The ATSDR Petition Program identifies whether the request is one that ATSDR can address.… Continue reading

ATSDR Leroy Township report finds elevated well water chemicals – Exact cause of elevated levels unclear

Bradford County, Leroy Township, Pennsylvania
Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) investigated the water quality of seven residential wells surrounding the Chesapeake ATGAS 2H natural gas well site in Leroy Township, Bradford County, Pa., at the request of the U. … Continue reading