The Paducah Sun
The Paducah Sun
Paducah, Kentucky
Wednesday, April 25, 2001

Hearing set to discuss DOE report from plant

Staff Report

A public meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the Paducah Information Age Park Resource Center to discuss a recent public health assessment concerning the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant.

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry will discuss findings of the report, which says the plant poses no apparent public health hazard despite past environmental problems.

The meeting will allow people to talk with agency staff about the document and other plant-related activities.

The report was released last month.

The agency did the work because the plant is a federal Superfund site. Scientists evaluated the chance of human exposure to hazardous substances from the plant, and associated health impacts.

Copies of the document are available at public libraries in Paducah and Metropolis, Ill., and libraries at Paducah Community College and Murray State University.

The document also is on the Internet at

Public comments should be sent to Chief, Program Evaluation, Records and Information Services Branch, ATSDR, 1600 Clifton Road, NE, Mailstop E-56, Atlanta, GA 30333. Comments will be received until May 14.

Call the agency's Maria Teran-MacIver at 888-422-8737 for other information about the meeting.