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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE
ALBANY, DOUGHERTY COUNTY, GEORGIA
EPA FACILITY ID: GA7170023694

September 28, 2001

Prepared by:

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


TABLE OF CONTENTS

LIST OF TABLES

LIST OF FIGURES

LIST OF APPENDICES

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

SUMMARY

BACKGROUND

EVALUATION OF POTENTIAL EXPOSURE PATHWAYS

COMMUNITY HEALTH CONCERNS

ATSDR CHILD HEALTH INITIATIVE

CONCLUSIONS

PUBLIC HEALTH ACTION PLAN

PREPARERS OF REPORT (ATSDR)

REFERENCES

TABLES

FIGURES

APPENDICES


LIST OF TABLES

Table 1: Evaluation of Potential Public Health Hazards Associated with Operable Units (OUs) at MCLB, Albany, Georgia

Table 2: Evaluation of Exposure Pathways at MCLB, Albany, Georgia

Table 3: Summary of Contaminants Detected Above ATSDR's CVs in On-Base Groundwater Monitoring Wells

Table 4: Summary of Contaminants Detected in Off-Base Private Wells

Table 5: Summary of Public Health Hazard Categories for MCLB, Albany


LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1: MCLB, Albany, Georgia, Area Map

Figure 2: Demographics Statistics Map

Figure 3: MCLB, Albany, Georgia, Site Map

Figure 4: Residential Areas Around MCLB, Albany, Georgia

Figure 5: ATSDR's Exposure Evaluation Process

Figure 6: Conceptual Groundwater Flow Model

Figure 7: Locations of TCE Plumes at MCLB, Albany, Georgia


LIST OF APPENDICES

APPENDIX A. List of Comparison Values

APPENDIX B. Glossary

APPENDIX C. Response to Community Recommendations

APPENDIX D. Response to Public Comments

APPENDIX E. Health Outcome Evaluation


LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

AOEC Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics
ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
bls below land surface
CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
CV ATSDR's comparison value
DMA Depot Maintenance Area
DWTP domestic wastewater treatment plant
1,2-DCE 1,2-dichloroethylene
EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

GEPD

Georgia Environmental Protection Division
IWTP Industrial Wastewater Treatment Plant
LFA Lower Floridan Aquifer
LWBZ lower water bearing zone
MCL EPA's maximum contaminant level
MCLB Marine Corps Logistics Base
OUs operable units
PAS public availability session
PCBs polychlorinated biphenyls

PHAP

Public Health Action Plan
PHA public health assessment
ppb parts per billion
ppm parts per million
PSC potential source of contamination
RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
RI/BRA remedial investigation and baseline risk assessment
ROD record of decision
SVOCs semi-volatile organic compounds
TCE trichloroethylene
UFA Upper Floridan Aquifer
USGS United States Geological Survey
UWBZ upper water bearing zone
VOCs volatile organic compounds


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