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Press Release: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Agrees To Conduct A Risk Assessment At Site of Massive Fly Ash Landslide In Forward Township, PA
A hillside collapse on January 25 released fly ash contaminated with arsenic and other heavy metals onto nearby properties.
Mar 17, 2005
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For immediate release:
March 17, 2005
Rostosky Ridge Road, Forward Township, PA:
Responding to a request from residents, the federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry has agreed to conduct a risk assessment at the site of the massive fly ash landslide in Forward Township, Pennsylvania.
ATSDR is part of the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC). As authorized under Superfund, the ATSDR will assess the risk to human health and make appropriate recommendations for cleanup.
On February 17, 2005 Barbara and Stewart Diess, residents of Rostosky Ridge Road petitioned the ATSDR to conduct a public health assessment of their neighborhood and the area surrounding the January 25, 2005 fly ash landslide.
On March 16, 2005 the ATSDR responded to the Diess petition, Because of community health concerns regarding this site, we will evaluate the possible heath implications of exposures to environmental contaminants released from this site.
Official confirmation of a federal health consultation will be announced this afternoon at 4:30 pm at the home of Barbara and Stewart Diess, 4312 Rostosky Ridge Road,
Confirmation documents and federal contact information will be provided.
For additional information contact:
Barbara and Stewart Diess