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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

CARDINAL LANDFILL
FARMINGTON, STRAFFORD COUNTY, NEW HAMPSHIRE
EPA FACILITY ID: NHD980913321

January 4, 2001

Prepared by:

Bureau of Health Risk Assessment
New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
Under Cooperative Agreement with the
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry


TABLE OF CONTENTS

SUMMARY

I. PURPOSE AND HEALTH ISSUES

II. BACKGROUND

III. ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND OTHER HAZARDS

IV. PATHWAYS OF HUMAN EXPOSURE

V. DISCUSSION - ADULT AND CHILDREN'S HEALTH ISSUES

VI. CONCLUSIONS

VII. RECOMMENDATIONS

VIII. PUBLIC HEALTH ACTION PLAN

IX. PREPARERS OF REPORT

X. REFERENCES


LIST OF TABLES

Table 1: Concentrations of volatile organic compounds in groundwater monitoring wells on and near the site, 1984-May 1999.

Table 2: Concentrations of volatile organic compounds in groundwater monitoring wells on and near the site, April 2000.

Table 3: Maximum concentrations of contaminants in private drinking water wells near the site, 1982-2000.

Table 4: Concentrations of contaminants in private drinking water wells near the site, 1982-2000.

Table 5: Concentrations of metals and other inorganic compounds in groundwater monitoring wells on and near the site in November-December 1995.

Table 6: Concentrations of selected metals and other compounds in groundwater monitoring wells on and near the site, 1998-2000.

Table 7: Concentrations of acid/base/neutral extractable organics, pesticides, PCBs, and cyanide in groundwater monitoring wells at the site, 1984 and 1989.

Table 8: Concentrations of VOCs in soil gas on and near the site, 1988-1990.

Table 9: Concentrations of VOCs in soil gas on and near the site, 1999-2000.

Table 10: Concentrations of VOCs in crawl space, indoor, and outdoor air samples for three homes in the Peaceful Pines Mobile Home Park, 1999-2000.

Table 11: Maximum concentrations of contaminants in soils onsite, 1988-1990.

Table 12: Concentrations of VOCs in surface waters on the site, 1982-1990.

Table 13: Maximum concentrations of VOCs and selected inorganic compounds in Cocheco River surface water, 1982-1998.

Table 14: Concentrations of VOCs in Cocheco River sediments, 1990-1998.

Table 15: Concentrations of VOCs in fish from the Cocheco River, 1986.

Table 16: Cancer incidence in Farmington, New Hampshire (1987-1992).

Table 17: Cancer incidence in Farmington, New Hampshire (1993-1997).

Table 18: Summary of exposure pathways at the site and the ATSDR Health Hazard Category that has been assigned to each.


LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1: Cardinal Landfill Site Map

Figure 2: Cardinal Landfill and Vicinity

Figure 3: Total 1,2-DCE in MW1, 1984-2000.

Figure 4: Mean Daily Temperature - NH

Figure 5: DES Map: Cardinal Landfill and Vicinity


LIST OF APPENDICES

Appendix A: Tables

Appendix B: Figures

Appendix C: ATSDR Health Consultation, May 26, 2000

Appendix D: Supplemental Information on Selected Diseases

Appendix E: Evaluating Cancer Data and Basic Cancer Rate Terminology

Appendix F: Community Needs Assessment Survey

Appendix G: Glossary

Appendix H: Written Comments on the Initial and Public Comment Release

Appendix I: ATSDR Health Consultation, November 13, 2000

Appendix J: ATSDR Health Consultation, November 16, 2000



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