Human Health Risk Assessment (HHRA) Public Comment Period continues - French-language Summary Report available for public review
SUDBURY, ON – The Technical Committee overseeing the Sudbury Soils Study announced today that a French-language version of the Human Health Risk Assessment (HHRA) summary report is now available for review as part of the HHRA public comment period, which continues through November 1, 2008.
The HHRA summary report can be accessed in both languages through the Sudbury Soils Study website at www.sudburysoilsstudy.com. Printed versions of the French-language summary will be available at all branches of the public library throughout Greater Sudbury beginning September 9. Individual copies may be requested by calling 1-866-315-0228.
Results of the HHRA (Volume 2 of the Sudbury Soils Study) were presented at three public information sessions in May, and a public comment period began May 19. Copies of the full technical report can be reviewed at all branches of the public library, and on the study website. The full HHRA report will continue to be available in English only, while the summary reports offer the public a plain-language overview of the study approach, methodologies, results and conclusions of the HHRA.
November 1, 2008, is the deadline for submitting formal comments for publication in the final HHRA report; however, questions from the public will continue to receive informal responses from the study partners, beyond the deadline.
To be included in the formal public comment process, all comments must include your name, address, phone number and email address. Questions and comments must relate directly to the contents of the HHRA report, and must be submitted in writing, using one of the following methods:
HHRA Public Comments, c/o Gartner Lee Limited,
512 Woolwich St. Suite 2, Guelph, ON N1H 3X7
Online Comment Form: www.sudburysoilsstudy.com
Residents with general inquiries concerning the Sudbury Soils Study can call toll-free 1-866-315-0228 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Technical Committee study partners for the Sudbury Soils Study include the Sudbury & District Health Unit, the Ontario Ministry of Environment, the City of Greater Sudbury, Health Canada First Nations & Inuit Health, Vale Inco, and Xstrata Nickel.
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