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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

NAVAL CONSTRUCTION BATTALION CENTER
(a/k/a DAVISVILLE NAVAL CONSTRUCTION BATTALION CENTER)
DAVISVILLE, WASHINGTON COUNTY, RHODE ISLAND
EPA FACILITY ID: RI6170022036

July 5, 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 ABBREVIATIONS

SUMMARY

BACKGROUND

EVALUATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND POTENTIAL EXPOSURE PATHWAYS

ATSDR CHILD HEALTH INITIATIVE

COMMUNITY HEALTH CONCERNS

CONCLUSIONS

RECOMMENDATIONS

PUBLIC HEALTH ACTION PLAN

PREPARERS OF REPORT

REFERENCES

TABLES

FIGURES

APPENDIX A. COMPARISON VALUES

APPENDIX B. GLOSSARY

APPENDIX C. ESTIMATED EXPOSURES AND HEALTH EFFECTS


LIST OF TABLES

Table 1. Exposure Hazards Summary--NCBC, Davisville

Table 2. Evaluation of Public Health Hazards at NCBC, Davisville

Table 3. Potential Exposure Pathways

Table 4. Shallow Organic Groundwater Contaminants Detected Near the Shore at Site 09

Table 5. Groundwater Monitoring Well Summary for North of the Nike Battery Site

Table 6. Shellfish Sampling Results


LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1. Regional Location of NCBC, Davisville, Rhode Island

Figure 2. NCBC, Davisville Area Map

Figure 3. Installation Restoration Program Sites at NCBC, Davisville

Figure 4. Installation Restoration Program Study Areas at NCBC, Davisville

Figure 5. Population Dynamics in a One-Mile Buffer Zone Around NCBC, Davisville

Figure 6. ATSDR's Exposure Evaluation Process


LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

ABD Advance Base Depot
ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
CPF cancer potency factor
CV ATSDR's comparison value
EBS Environmental Baseline Survey
EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
FFA Federal Facility Agreement
FS feasibility study
IAS Initial Assessment Study
IRP Installation Restoration Program
MRL minimal risk level
NACIP Navy Assessment and Control of Installation Pollutants
NCBC Naval Construction Battalion Center
PAH polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
PCB polychlorinated biphenyls
PCI Peabody Clean Industries
PHA Public Health Assessment
PHAP Public Health Action Plan
ppb parts per billion
ppm parts per million
RAB Restoration Advisory Board
RBC EPA Region III Risk-Based Concentration
RfD reference dose
RI remedial investigation
RIDEM Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
RIEDC Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation
RIDOH Rhode Island Department of Health
ROD Record of Decision
SA study area
SASE Study Area Screening Evaluation
SVOC semi-volatile organic compound
TCE trichloroethylene
TRC Technical Review Committee
VOC volatile organic compound
USACE U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


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