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Citation Label: CO091
Publication Name: Health Impact Assessment for Battlement Mesa, Garfield County Colorado, draft2
Publication Type: Report
Section Name: Assessment of Health Impacts
Author Name: Witter, Roxana
Other Authors: Lisa McKenzie; Meredith Towle; Kaylan Stinson; Kenneth Scott; Lee Newman; John Adgate
Contractor Name: Garfield County Board of County Commissioners
Publication Year: 2010
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Annotation: This Health Impact Assessment was conducted to inform stakeholders with specific health information and recommendations relevant to plans for natural gas development and production in the residential community of the Battlement Mesa Planned Urban Development, Garfield County, Colorado. The Colorado School of Public Health worked in collaboration with Garfield County Public Health to conduct a qualitative and quantitative analysis of existing environmental, exposure, health, and safety data pertinent to the Battlement Mesa community. The report was never finalized.
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Recommended - "Colorado School of Public Health offers the Garfield County Board of County Commissioners specific recommendations for its consideration in drilling permit decisions." Page ES-page I
Ownership: Federal, State, and private- "Because natural gas development and production will continue to grow in Garfield County, other parts of the region and state, as well as other parts of the country, the results of this Health Impact Assessment will likely have application beyond the study area and will contribute to filling many knowledge gaps about natural gas development and production and health." Page ES-page XII