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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

GEIGY CHEMICAL CORPORATION SITE
[a/k/a GEIGY CHEMICAL CORPORATION (ABERDEEN PLANT)]
ABERDEEN, MOORE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
EPA FACILITY ID: NCD981927502

August 16, 2001

Prepared by:

Program Evaluation, Records, and Information Services Branch
Division of Health Assessment and Consultation
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry


TABLE OF CONTENTS

LIST OF ACRONYMS

SUMMARY

INTRODUCTION

BACKGROUND

PUBLIC HEALTH EVALUATION OF GROUNDWATER CONTAMINATION

PUBLIC HEALTH EVALUATION OF CONTAMINATED SOIL

PUBLIC HEALTH EVALUATION OF AIRBORNE CONTAMINANTS

HEALTH OUTCOME DATA EVALUATION

COMMUNITY HEALTH CONCERNS

CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

PUBLIC HEALTH ACTIONS

PREPARERS OF REPORT

REFERENCES

APPENDIX A: FIGURES

APPENDIX B: GEIGY SITE HISTORY

APPENDIX C: DESCRIPTION OF EVALUATION PROCESS

APPENDIX D: FURTHER INFORMATION ON GROUNDWATER AND SOIL SAMPLING

APPENDIX E: EXPOSURE PATHWAY TABLE

APPENDIX F: EXPOSURE DATA TABLES

APPENDIX G: SOIL PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

APPENDIX H: ATSDR's COMPARISON VALUES


LIST OF ACRONYMS
ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
BHC benzene hexachloride
CREG cancer risk evaluation guide
DDE 1,1-dichloro-2,2-bis(p-chlorophenyl)ethylene
DDT 1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-bis(p-chlorophenyl)ethane
EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
LOAEL lowest-observable-adverse-effect level
MRL minimum risk level
NCDEHNR North Carolina Department of Environmental Health and Natural Resources
NPL National Priorities List
ppb parts per billion
ppm parts per million
RI remedial investigation
ROD record of decision
UNC University of North Carolina


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