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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE
MOUNTAIN HOME, ELMORE COUNTY, IDAHO
CERCLIS NO. ID3572124557

January 25, 1999

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 ABBREVIATIONS

SUMMARY

BACKGROUND

    Site Description and Operational History
    Remedial and Regulatory History
    ATSDR Activities
    Demographics and Land Use
    Quality Assurance and Quality Control

EVALUATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND POTENTIALEXPOSURE PATHWAYS

    Introduction
    Evaluation of Soil Exposure Pathway
    Evaluation of Groundwater Exposure Pathway
    Evaluation of Surface Water and Sediment Pathway

COMMUNITY HEALTH CONCERNS

ATSDR CHILD HEALTH INITIATIVE

CONCLUSIONS

PUBLIC HEALTH ACTION PLAN

PREPARERS OF REPORT

REFERENCES

TABLES

FIGURES

APPENDIX A: GLOSSARY

APPENDIX B: COMPARISON VALUES

APPENDIX C: ESTIMATED EXPOSURES AND HEALTH EFFECTS FOR CONSUMPTIONOF CONTAMINANTS OF GROUNDWATER


LIST OF TABLES

Table 1. Potential Exposure Pathways

Table 2. Evaluation of the Potential Public Health Hazards Associated With the InstallationRestoration Program Sites at Mountain Home Air Force Base


LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1. Regional Location of Mountain Home AFB

Figure 2. Mountain Home AFB Installation Restoration Program Sites

Figure 3. Demographic Information

Figure 4. ATSDR's Exposure Pathway Evaluation Process

Figure 5. Location of On-Base Production and Monitoring Wells




LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
AFB Air Force Base
AOC area of concern
ARC Aerial Resupply and Communication
ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
bgs below ground surface
BLM Bureau of Land Management
BPW base production well
BTEX benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes
CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
CPF Cancer Potency Factor
CREG Cancer Risk Evaluation Guide
EMEG Environmental Media Evaluation Guide
EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
FFA Federal Facilities Agreement
IDHW Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
IRP Installation Restoration Program
JP jet petroleum
LOAEL Lowest-Observed-Adverse Effect Level
LTM Limited Action Long Term Monitoring
Kg kilograms
MATS Military Air Transport Services
MCL Maximum Contaminant Level
MRL Minimum Risk Level
MW monitoring well
NOAEL No-Observed-Adverse-Effect Level
NPL National Priorities List
NRA no remedial action
OU operable unit
PAH polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
PHA Public Health Assessment
PHAP Public Health Action Plan
POL petroleum, oil, and lubricants
ppb parts per billion
ppm parts per million
RBC risk-based concentration
RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
RfD reference dose
RMEG Reference Dose Media Guide
ROD record of decision
SAC Strategic Air Command Base
SAR Small Arms Range
SVOC semi-volatile organic compound
TAC Tactical Air Command
TCE trichloroethylene
TRPH total recoverable petroleum hydrocarbons
TVOC total volatile organic compounds
VOC volatile organic compound


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