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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE
CAMP SPRINGS, PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND
EPA FACILITY ID: MD0570024000

September 24, 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 ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND EXPOSURE PATHWAYS

COMMUNITY HEALTH CONCERNS

ATSDR CHILD HEALTH INITIATIVE

CONCLUSIONS

PUBLIC HEALTH ACTION PLAN

REFERENCES

PREPARERS OF REPORT

TABLES

FIGURES

APPENDICES


LIST OF TABLES

Table 1. Evaluation of Potential Public Health Hazards at Andrews Air Force Base

Table 2. Evaluation of Exposure Pathways at Andrews Air Force Base

Table 3. Chemicals Detected in Surface Soil at ST-18

Table 4. Chemicals Detected in Surface Soil at LF-05

Table 5. Chemicals Detected in Off-Site Surface Soil

Table 6. Chemicals Detected in Surface Water and Sediment in an Unnamed Tributary to Paynes Branch

Table 7. Chemicals Detected in Surface Water and Sediment in Cabin Branch

Table 8. Chemicals Detected in Surface Water, Sediment, and Fish in the Base Lake

Table 9. Chemicals Detected in Surface Water, Sediment, Fish, and Strawberries in Piscataway Creek

Table 10. Chemicals Detected in Surface Water and Sediment in Charles Branch

Table 11. Chemicals Detected in Groundwater at LF-05

Table 12. Chemicals Detected in an Off-Site Groundwater Well Near LF-05 (Well at Hexagon Developers)

Table 13. Chemicals Detected in Off-Site Monitoring Wells at LF-05


LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1. Location of Andrews Air Force Base

Figure 2. ATSDR's Exposure Evaluation Process

Figure 3. Locations of IRP Sites at Andrews Air Force Base


LIST OF APPENDICES

Appendix A. Glossary of Terms

Appendix B. Estimated Exposure and Health Effects

Appendix C. Response to Public Comments


LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
AFB Air Force Base
AOC area of concern
AST aboveground storage tank
ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry
BTEX benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylene
CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
CV comparison value
DCE cis-dichloroethylene
DD Decision Document
EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
FT fire training
IRA Interim Remedial Action
IRP Installation Restoration Program
JP jet fuel
LF landfill
MDE Maryland Department of the Environment
MOGAS motor fuel
MRL minimal risk level
NFRAP No Further Remedial Action Planned
PAH polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon
PA/SI Preliminary Assessment/Site Investigation
PCB polychlorinated biphenyl
PCE tetrachloroethylene
PGCHD Prince George's County Health Department
POL Petroleum, Oils, and Lubricants
ppb parts per billion
ppm parts per million
RA Remedial Action or Response Action
RfD reference dose
RI/FS Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study
SS spill site or storage area
ST storage tank
SVOC semi-volatile organic compound
SWMU solid waste management units
TCE trichloroethylene
TPH total petroleum hydrocarbons
mg/dl micrograms per deciliter
UST underground storage tank
VOC volatile organic compound
WP Waste Accumulation Point
WSSC Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission


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