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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

F.E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE
CHEYENNE, LARAMIE COUNTY, WYOMING
CERCLIS NO. WY5571924179

December 9, 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 History
    Remedial and Regulatory History
    ATSDR Involvement
    Demographics and Land Use
    Quality Assurance and Quality Control

EVALUATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND POTENTIAL EXPOSURE PATHWAYS

    Concern: Exposure to Dust from the Borrow Area
    Concern: Exposure to Contaminants in Groundwater
    Concern: Exposure to Contaminants in Site Media at Landfills 2 and 3

COMMUNITY HEALTH CONCERNS

ATSDR CHILD HEALTH INITIATIVE

CONCLUSIONS

PUBLIC HEALTH ACTION PLAN

    Completed Actions
    Ongoing and Planned Actions
    Recommended Actions

PREPARERS OF REPORT

REFERENCES

TABLES

FIGURES

APPENDICES

    APPENDIX A: Comparison Values
    APPENDIX B: Estimated Exposures and Health Effects
    APPENDIX C: Glossary
    APPENDIX D: Responses to Public Comments

LIST OF TABLES

Table 1 Zone, OU, and Site Designations

Table 2 Evaluation of Potential Public Health Hazards at F.E. Warren AFB

Table 3 Completed and Potential Exposure Pathways at F.E. Warren AFB

Table 4 Summary of Surface Soil Data for the Active and Potential Future Borrow Areas that Exceed Comparison Values

Table 5 Summary of Private Well Data that Exceed Comparison Values

Table 6 Summary of Surface Soil, Surface Water, and Sediment Data at Landfills 2 and 3 that Exceed Comparison Values


LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1: Site Map

Figure 2: Locations of Areas of Contamination

Figure 3: ATSDR's Exposure Evaluation Process 49


LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS



ATSDRAgency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
bgsbelow ground surface
CERCLAComprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
CPFcancer potency factor
CVcomparison value
EPAUnited States Environmental Protection Agency
F.E. WarrenF.E. Warren Air Force Base
FFAFederal Facilities Agreement
IRPInstallation Restoration Program
LOAELlowest-observed-adverse-effect-level
MCLmaximum contaminant level
mg/kg/daymilligram of contaminant per kilogram body weight per day
MRLATSDR minimal risk level
mg/m3milligram per cubic meter
NOAELno-observed-adverse-effect-level
OUoperable unit
PAHpolycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon
PCBpolychlorinated biphenyl
PCEtetrachloroethylene
PHApublic health assessment
PHAPpublic health action plan
ppbparts per billion
ppmparts per million
RCRAResource Conservation and Recovery Act
RfDreference dose
RIremedial investigation
RODrecord of decision
SSLEPA soil screening level
SVOCsemivolatile organic compound
TCEtrichloroethylene
USAFU.S. Air Force
USTunderground storage tank
VOCvolatile organic compound
WDEQWyoming Department of Environmental Quality


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