Rebecca Zagraniski, assistant commissioner for occupational and environmental health for the Health Department, said the presentation will include the department's recommendation on what the community should do next.
The EPA has allocated about $33 million to clean up Lipari Landfill in Mantua Township, the No. 1 toxic-waste site on the federal Superfund list, and Alycon Lake, a former resort area polluted by the landfill.
"It was a very tedious, complex process," Stuart said of the studies. He said that the work stemmed from a request from the Pitman Lipari Health Study Group for possible consequences from Lipari.
Statistics from within and outside of the area were compared for the report, said Stuart, who is chairman of the Pitman Lipari Health Study Group, comprising local residents and local and state officials.
Stuart and Zagraniski said the report had been reviewed by a panel of five medical and science specialists nationwide, including specialists in epidemiology, toxicology and environmental science. Their assessment will be reported in the study draft.
"It's really a very important health study," Stuart said. "We've been waiting a long time for this. . . . It's been a marathon."
Although he said residents have been successful in helping bring about the cleanup and the health study, he added, "We won't be relieved until we hear what the report has to say."
Zagraniski said the Health Department had prepared a breakdown of the information in a citizens' guide that will be available Thursday. "I think the community will be satisfied" with the work done by the department, she said.