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September 08, 2006

Fred M. Jacobs, M.D., J.D.

For Further Information Contact:
Gretchen Michael

New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Service to Hold Public Meeting About Mercer Rubber Company Site Public Comment Period Extended on Health Assessment and Consultation



The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (NJDHSS) will host two community meetings regarding the Mercer Rubber Company site in Hamilton Township, Mercer County on Wednesday, September 13, at the Nottingham Fire Company.


Federal, state and local officials will discuss the recently drafted Public Health Assessment and the Health Consultation and answer question from residents and concerned citizens.


The first session will be held will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. when community members can privately discuss their concerns with federal and state officials.


During the second session from 6 to 8 p.m., a formal presentation will be made by state and federal officials followed by a question-and-answer session. There will also be opportunities for one-on-one sessions with health experts.


The Department also extended the deadline for receiving public comments on the Assessment and Consultation until September 29, 2006.  Public comments must be postmarked by September 29th to be considered in the review. 


Residents can receive copies of the Mercer Rubber Health Consultation draft from the NJ DHSS Consumer and Environmental Services at 609-584-5367.




            WHAT:                        Public Meeting Concerning Mercer Rubber Company Site



            WHO:                           New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services

                                                Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

                                                New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

                                                Township of Hamilton


            WHEN:                        Wednesday, September 13, 2006

                                                Session 1:  2 to 4 p.m.

                                    Session 2:  6 to  8 p.m.


            WHERE:                      Nottingham Fire House

200 Mercer Street

Hamilton Square, NJ

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