“An epidemiologist from the Kent County Health Department said that a major health survey for people in Plainfield Township has been delayed amore than six months after industrial chemicals were found in area wells.

‘It’s difficult to know how long it will be delayed,’ said Brian Hartl an epidemiologist with the Kent County Health Department. ‘The initial thought was that we would get the survey out to the public within the first few months of 2018.’

The health department is consulting with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry on the survey, which will delay the release (ASTDR).

‘We’re not the experts on PFAS exposure assessments, the ASTDR is,’ Hartl said. ‘We made the decision to bring in those experts and to make the best use of our time and the best use of the people’s time who are going to be participating in the survey.'”

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