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DHSS Press Release

Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Pager 302-357-7498

Date: May 28, 2013


WHO: US Representative John C. Carney, Jr.; Delaware Health and Social Services (DHSS) Secretary Rita Landgraf; Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Secretary Collin O'Mara; and Delaware Division of Public Health Director Dr. Karyl Rattay
WHAT: Release of the biomonitoring report that studied 35 participants in the Millsboro area, in the vicinity of the Indian River Power Plant. The report, by the Research Triangle Institute (RTI) International, was undertaken in response to residents' concerns about the causes of cancer and other illness. Both indoor and outdoor air, as well as personal air, and biological samples were collected during the fall of 2011 and fall of 2012. The study, conducted by RTI on behalf of the state, was the first of its kind in Delaware.
WHEN: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Tatnall Building, Room 112
150 William Penn St.
Dover, DE 19901
SPEAKERS: Confirmed speakers are:
  • U.S. Representative John C. Carney, Jr.
  • DHSS Secretary Rita M. Landgraf
  • DNREC Secretary Collin O'Mara
  • DPH Director Karyl T. Rattay, MD
  • Representatives from the Research Triangle Institute

Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.