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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

NAVAL COMPUTER AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS AREA MASTER STATION, PACIFIC (NCTAMS PAC)
WAHIAWA, HONOLULU COUNTY, HAWAII
CERCLIS NO. HI0170090054
AND
NAVAL RADIO TRANSMITTER FACILITY LUALUALEI
(NRTF LUALUALEI)
LUALUALEI, OAHU COUNTY, HAWAII
CERCLIS NO. HI9170090055

December 29, 1998

Prepared by:

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


TABLE OF CONTENTS

TABLES

FIGURES

ABBREVIATIONS

SUMMARY

BACKGROUND

    Site Description and History
    Natural Resources and Land Use
    Demographics
    Quality Assurance and Quality Control

EVALUATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND POTENTIAL PATHWAYS OF EXPOSURE

    Introduction
    Concern: Contamination in Gulches at NCTAMS PAC Wahiawa and Ingestion of Fish
    Concern: Contaminated Soil at Various Transformer Sites at NCTAMS PAC Wahiawa and Ingestion of Fish
    Concern: Contaminated Soil at Transformer Sites in Residential Areas

COMMUNITY HEALTH CONCERNS

    Introduction
    Concern: Electromagnetic Fields and Childhood Leukemia

ATSDR'S CHILD HEALTH INITIATIVE

CONCLUSIONS

PUBLIC HEALTH ACTION PLAN

PREPARERS OF REPORT

REFERENCES

TABLES

FIGURES

APPENDIX A: Glossary

APPENDIX B: Comparison Values

APPENDIX C: Response to Comments Received During the Public Comment Period


TABLES

Table 1: Evaluation of Potential Public Health Hazards
Table 2: Exposure Pathways


FIGURES

Figure 1: Location Map
Figure 2: Demographics of Population Residing Within a 1-Mile Radius of NCTAMS PAC Wahiawa
Figure 3: Demographics of Population Residing Within a 1-Mile Radius of NRTF Lualualei
Figure 4: ATSDR's Exposure Evaluation Process
Figure 5: Site Map, NCTAMS PAC Wahiawa




ABBREVIATIONS
ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
CRP community relations plan
CV comparison value
EMF electromagnetic field
EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
FS feasibility study
HARP Health Activities Recommendation Panel
IAS initial assessment study
IRP installation restoration program
NCTAMS PAC Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station, Pacific
NRTF Naval Radio Transmitter Facility
PAH polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon
PCB polychlorinated biphenyl
PHA public health assessment
PHAP Public Health Action Plan
ppm parts per million
RI remedial investigation
TCE trichloroethylene


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