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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

EASTERN SURPLUS COMPANY SITE
MEDDYBEMPS, WASHINGTON COUNTY, MAINE
EPA FACILITY ID: MED981073711

March 12, 2003

Prepared by:

Superfund Site Assessment Branch
Division of Health Assessment and Consultation
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry


TABLE OF CONTENTS

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

SUMMARY

PURPOSE AND HEALTH ISSUES

BACKGROUND

COMMUNITY HEALTH CONCERNS

DISCUSSION

CONCLUSIONS

RECOMMENDATIONS

PUBLIC HEALTH ACTION PLAN

PREPARERS OF REPORT

REFERENCES

APPENDICES


LIST OF APPENDICES

Appendix A. Figures
Appendix B. Tables
Appendix C. Operational and Regulatory Events at the Eastern Surplus Site
Appendix D. ATSDR Public Health Assessment Methodology
Appendix E. Glossary
Appendix F. Arsenic in Private Wells Near the Eastern Surplus Site


LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
bgs below ground surface
BTEX Benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, xylenes
CEL Cancer Effect Level
CLP Contract Laboratory Program
CREG Cancer Risk Evaluation Guide
CV Comparison value
1,2-DCE 1,2-Dichloroethylene
DNAPL Dense non-aqueous phase liquid
DOD Department of Defense
EMEG Environmental Media Evaluation Guide
EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Eastern Surplus Eastern Surplus Company site
FIT Field Investigation Team
FS Feasibility Study
LTHA Lifetime Health Advisory for drinking water
MEDEP Maine Department of Environmental Protection
MCL Maximum Contaminant Level
mg/kg/day milligrams per kilogram body weight per day
MRL Minimal Risk Level
NPL National Priorities List
NRC National Research Council
NTCRA Non-Time Critical Removal Action
PAH Polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbon
PCB Polychlorinated biphenyl
PCE Tetrachloroethylene (perchlorethylene)
PHAP Public Health Action Plan
ppb parts per billion
ppm parts per million
RBC Risk Based Concentration (EPA)
RfD Reference Dose
RI Remedial Investigation
RMEG Reference Dose Media Evaluation Guide
ROD Record of Decision
SVOC Semi-volatile organic compound
TCE Trichloroethylene
TTNUS TetraTech NUS, Inc.
µg/m3 micrograms per cubic meter
USACE U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
USArmy EOD U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal
USFWS U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
USGS U.S. Geological Survey
VOC Volatile organic compound


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