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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

WEST SITE HOWS CORNERS
PLYMOUTH, PENOBSCOT COUNTY, MAINE
CERCLIS No. MED985466168

October 18, 1996

Prepared By:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Public Health Service
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Atlanta, Georgia


TABLE OF CONTENTS

LIST OF FIGURES

LIST OF TABLES

SUMMARY

BACKGROUND

A. Site Description and History
B. Site Visit by ATSDR
C. Demographics, Land Use, and Natural Resource Use
D. Community Health Concerns

ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND HOW PEOPLE ARE EXPOSED TO IT

A. Contamination
B. Exposure
C. Quality Assurance and Quality Control
D. Physical Hazards
E. Toxic Release Inventory

PUBLIC HEALTH IMPLICATIONS

A. Toxicological Evaluation
B. Evaluation of Health Outcome Data
C. Community Health Concerns

CONCLUSIONS

RECOMMENDATIONS

Cease/Reduce Exposure Recommendations
Health Activities Recommendation Panel (HARP) Recommendations
Public Health Action Plan

ATSDR PERSONNEL INVOLVED AT THIS SITE

REFERENCES

LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1: Location of West Site/Hows Corner National Priorities List Site.
Figure 2: Approximate area of affected groundwater at West Site/Hows Corner 13

LIST OF TABLES

Table 1: Contaminants of Concern in Surface Soils
Table 2: Contaminants of Concern in Groundwater from On-Site Monitoring Wells
Table 3: Contaminants of Concern in Groundwater from Off-Site Monitoring Wells
Table 4: Contaminants of Concern in Groundwater from Contaminated Residential Wells Prior to the Placement of a Filtration System
Table 5: Results of Comparison of Estimated Exposure Dose to Health Guidelines for Persons Exposed to Contaminated Residential Well Water and/or On-site Soil

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