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PETITIONED HEALTH CONSULTATION

HOLIDAY UTILITIES
TARPON SPRINGS, FLORIDA


CONCLUSIONS

  1. Following a review of the available data, ATSDR concludes that the Holiday Utilities site represents a no apparent health hazard.
  2. No documentation was found that supports a claim that the Pinellas county site, or any property occupied by Holiday Utilities, was previously an uncontrolled landfill.
  3. Chronic human exposure and adverse health effects are unlikely since Holiday Utilities does not take water from drainage ponds to supply municipal water to customers.
  4. Water supplied to customers comes from the two well distribution sites in Pasco County. Water monitoring results from both well facilities revealed that the maximum concentration of lead was the only contaminant detected that exceeded U.S. EPA's action level. Because the average detected concentration of lead was well below the action level, exposure is not considered a public health concern.
  5. The maximum level of radon detected was well below the state action level for radon in water.
  6. Thallium was not detected in water samples obtained in December, 1997 from either distribution centers

RECOMMENDATIONS

  1. Further public health activity is not recommended for the Holiday Utility site since contaminants are not present at levels of health concern. If requested, ATSDR will evaluate any additional data and consider appropriate public health activities.
  2. Although chronic exposure and adverse health effects are not likely, ATSDR recommendswater sampling of the drainage ponds located at the Pinellas county site.

PUBLIC COMMENT

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) released the HolidayUtilities Health Consultation for public review and comment from October 15 throughNovember 14, 1999. No comments or concerns were received and the document has been finalized.


SITE TEAM/AUTHORS

Todd Raziano
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Division of Health Assessment and Consultation
Exposure Investigations and Consultation Branch

Adele M. Childress, PhD, MSPH
Environmental Health Scientist
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Division of Health Assessment and Consultation
Exposure Investigations and Consultation Branch

Frank Schnell, Ph.D., DABT
Toxicologist
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Division of Health Assessment and Consultation
Exposure Investigations and Consultation Branch

Carl Blair, Regional Representative
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Office of Regional Operations, Region IV


REFERENCES

  1. Petitioner for Holiday Utilities site. Letter to the Agency For Toxic Substances andDisease Registry. August 11, 1998.
  2. Environmental Specialist, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, DrinkingWater Section. Letter to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. May 6, 1999.
  3. State of Florida, Department of Environmental Protection, Southwest District. SanitarySurvey Report for Anclote Village and Westwood Subdivision. March 16, 1999.
  4. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Region IV. Agency for ToxicSubstances and Disease Registry Record of Activity. January 13, 1999.
  5. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Agency for Toxic Substances andDisease Registry Record of Activity. July 28, 1999.
  6. Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Drinking Water Section. Three YearMonitoring Results for Anclote Village. May 6, 1999.
  7. Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Drinking Water Section. Three YearMonitoring Results for Westwood Subdivision. May 6, 1999.
  8. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region IV. Note to petitioner. August 19,1998.
  9. Ulferts, Alisa. St. Petersburg Times. "EPA Looks at Costs of Radon Risk." February 28, 1999.

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