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Public Health Assessment
Drinking Water Supplies and Groundwater Pathway Evaluation,
Isla de Vieques Bombing Range,
Vieques, Puerto Rico

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October 16, 2001
Prepared by:

Federal Facilities Assessment Branch
Division of Health Assessment and Consultation
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

Table of Contents


Abbreviations

2-A-DNT 2-amino-4,6-dinitrotoluene
4-A-DNT 4-amino-2,6-dinitrotoluene
ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
AFWTF Atlantic Fleet Weapons Training Facility
DOH Department of Health
DU depleted uranium
EMA Eastern Maneuver Area
EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
FDA Food and Drug Administration
HMX cyclotetramethylene tetranitramine
kg kilogram
LIA Live Impact Area
MCL maximum contaminant level
MCLG maximum contaminant level goal
mg milligram
MRL minimal risk level
NASD Naval Ammunitions Support Detachment
NRC Nuclear Regulatory Commission
NRSC Naval Radiation Safety Committee
OB/OD open burning/open detonation
PCB polychlorinated biphenyl
PHA public health assessment
ppb parts per billion
PRASA Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority
PRDOH Puerto Rico Department of Health
PREQB Puerto Rico Environmental Quality Board
RDX cyclotrimethylene trinitramine
RfD reference dose
SMCL secondary maximum contaminant level
SVOC semi-volatile organic compound
TDS total dissolved solids
tetryl methyl-2,4,6-trinitrophenylnitramine
THM trihalomethanes
TNT 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene
U.S. United States
USGS United States Geological Survey
UXO unexploded ordnance
VOC volatile organic compound


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