News Releases from Region 04

08/19/2019

ATLANTA (August 19, 2019) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in coordination with the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD), will host an open house and community meeting, on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at the Newton County Historic Courthouse in Covington, Georgia.

The open house will provide an opportunity for individuals to talk one-on-one with staff from EPA and other agencies, along with representatives of community organizations, about their concerns related to ethylene oxide. The community meeting will feature a series of presentations from federal and state agencies that have been examining issues related to ethylene oxide from the Becton Dickinson facility. Staff from EPA and other agencies will provide updates on their work.

WHAT:             Open House and Community Meeting

WHO:               EPA

EPD

Georgia Department of Public Health

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

Region 4 Southeast Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit

WHEN:             Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Open House:                 5 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. EST

Community Meeting:      7 p.m. – 9 p.m. EST

WHERE:           Newton County Historic Courthouse
1124 Clark Street
Covington, Georgia 30014

RSVP:              ***Interested credentialed media should e-mail an RSVP to region4press@epa.gov. Please include your name, media affiliation and contact information.

For more information about the open house and community meeting: https://www.epa.gov/covington-eto/forms/becton-dickinson-covington-facility-open-house-and-community-meeting

For more information on ethylene oxide visit: https://www.epa.gov/hazardous-air-pollutants-ethylene-oxide



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