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John D. Law
Office of Communications & Legislative Affairs
West Virginia Department of health and Human Resources
Phone: 304-558-7899 Fax: 304-558-7075

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School clothing allowance distribution set for July 6th - 9th

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources completed a health consultation for private well water sites in the Williamson area of Mingo County. The report concluded that the amount of sodium and lead found in some of this water could pose a public health hazard to people who ingest the water, even if it was used only for cooking. The report is available for public review at the Williamson Public Library, 101 Logan St. Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia.

This health consultation reviewed sample data from several private water wells and a spring in the Lick Creek, Rawl, Sprigg and Merrimac areas of Mingo County. A cooperative agreement with the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry ATSDR, Atlanta, Georgia, and the WVDHHR funded this public health assessment.

For more information call Barbara Smith at the West Virginia ATSDR Cooperative Partners Program (304) 558-6779.