The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) announced this morning that they will be holding a public session this afternoon to discuss the old Barwick Mill Fire in Walker County, for residents concerned with how the fire will affect their health.

The old plant has been burning since last Saturday and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requested assistance from the ATSDR with the review of data to determine potential health risks.

The session will be held to talk to people about how breathing smoke from the old Barwick Mill Plant fire may affect their health and will discuss the issue one on one with anyone concerned.  Scientist will be on hand to answer health questions and will distribute fliers explaining what they have done at the site, and what they will be doing in the future to protect the public’s health.

The session will be held this afternoon from 3 PM until 7 PM at the Walker County Library on Duke Street in LaFayette.  The information from the session  will be available for people to pick up at the library after the public availability session, for people who can’t attend. fire

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