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ATSDR to Host Public Availability Session for the Sonford Products Site in Flowood, Mississippi


For Immediate Release: August 12, 2008

ATLANTA—The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), a federal public health agency, will hold a public availability session for the Flowood community to discuss ATSDR’s activities at the Sonford Products Site and to gather health concerns from area residents. The site is located at 3506 Payne Drive in Flowood. From 1972 to 1985, two processing plants produced wood-treating chemicals and pest control products at this location. Both plants are now closed and a septic tank company leases the property.

No formal presentations will be made at the public availability session. Individuals are invited to arrive anytime during the 2-hour session and speak with an ATSDR representative. Community members are encouraged to attend and to discuss any personal health-related concerns they have about the Sonford Products Site. The session will be held:

Tuesday, August 19, 2008
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the
Flowood Pavilion (Underwood Pavilion)
3951 Underwood Drive
Flowood, MS  39232

For more information about the about the upcoming meeting, members of the community may contact:

ATSDR, a federal public health agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, evaluates the human health effects of exposure to hazardous substances.


Members of the news media can request an interview by calling the NCEH/ATSDR Office of Communication at 770-488-0700.

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Updated August 13, 2008
For more information, contact ATSDR at:
770-488-0700 or e-mail (news media)

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