ATSDR/CDC Contact and Question Form
Under CERCLA (The Superfund Act) Congress created the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry "ATSDR" to provide information on toxic substances in our environment. Above is a link to their website. Under 42 USC. 9604 (i) (6) (B), the ATSDR can preform a Public Heath Assessment under two cercumstances.
1. When a Superfund Site is preposed for the National Priorties List (NPL).
"A Superfund Site can be preposed to the NPL when it scores on the Hazardous Ranking Score (HRS) of 28.50 or more Blackwell had an overall Score of 70.71. But our site was defered to the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality before the site could be preposed to the NPL."
2. When a citizen petitions the ATSDR and request for a public health assessment to be conducted.
The HRS Summary Narrative
The Blackwell Zinc Superfund Site HRS Score
Oklahoma's HRS Scores for Superfund Sites
We Rank #1 in Oklahoma! More Hazordous than Picher OK!
The United States HRS Scores for Superfund Sites
We Rank #13 in the Nation!
The ATSDR's First Feelings towards to Blackwell HRS Score
Cover Letter to the ATSDR Petition Coordinator (November 17, 2009)
The Public Health Assessment Petiton for Blackwell OK (November 17, 2009)
Responce to the Public Health Assessment Petition from ATSDR (December 11, 2009)
CERCLA Law that Governs the ATSDR
Bartlesville OK Public Health Assessment
Picher (Tar Creek) OK Public Health Assessment
ATSDR Approvel Letter for Public Health Assessment for Blackwell OK