Media Release

Health Department Hosts Koppers Superfund Open House

Thursday, June 6, 2013 4:15 PM
Alachua County Health Department

Alachua County is sending this press release as a courtesy to the Florida Department of Health, Alachua County office.

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL – The Florida Department of Health is hosting an Open House on recent indoor dust testing for residents near the Koppers Superfund Site on June 10, 2013, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Stephen Foster Elementary School (3800 NW 6th Street, Gainesville). People may come by at any time during this period.

The Health Department has completed a draft report about the health risk from dioxins in dust recently tested in homes near the Koppers site. The tests show no pending health threat. The Health Department would like to give nearby residents an opportunity to ask questions and speak with Health Department Officials.

Click to view the draft report.

The Health Department is soliciting comments on the draft report through June 24.  They will address all comments before finalizing this report.

If you have questions or comments about this report, write to:

Public Health Toxicology Section

Bureau of Epidemiology

Florida Department Health

4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin # A-12

Tallahassee, FL 32399-1712

Or call us at: 850-245-4299 or toll-free in Florida: 1-877-798-2772

Or send emails to: (Under Florida law, email addresses are public records.  If you do not want your email address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity.  Instead, contact the office by phone or in writing)

“We want to encourage everyone who has any questions or concerns regarding the report to attend.”  stated Anthony Dennis, Environmental Health Director, Florida Department of Health in Alachua County.

For more information visit the Alachua County Health Department website, the Florida Department of Health’s Division of Disease Control and Health Protection website, or contact Anthony Dennis at 352-258-0257 or

The mission of the Florida Department of Health in Alachua County is to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).