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Oak Ridge Reservation: Watts Bar Reservoir
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ATSDR staff members conducted a health consultation, a community and physician education program, and an exposure investigation in response to health concerns of residents living in the area of the Watts Bar Reservoir. Following are summaries of these activities.

  • Watts Bar Reservoir Exposure Investigation, March 1998
    ATSDR conducted an exposure investigation to find out whether people eating turtles or fish from the Watts Bar Reservoir were exposed to elevated levels of PCBs and mercury.

    Analysis of the blood samples obtained showed that the levels of PCBs and mercury found were very similar to the levels found in the general U.S. population.
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