The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) is pleased to present this report of
principal works and findings from fiscal year (FY) 2000.
Collectively, ATSDR annual
reports provide a historical record of significant accomplishments under the Comprehensive
Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (also known as the Superfund statute), as
amended, and other federal statutes.
This annual report highlights the accomplishments of FY 2000 in sufficient detail for the reader to
appreciate the wide breadth of ATSDR's programs and the advances in public health that occurred
during the year.
The employees of the agency take great pride in its accomplishments and the contributions made in
FY 2000 toward improving public health and environmental protection. Comments from interested
readers are always welcome.
Jeffrey P. Koplan, MD, MPH