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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

Evaluation of Exposures in Areas Associated with PAH Contamination

GARDNER-ROUSSEL PARK and DR. NORMAN W. CRISP ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
(a/k/a DR. CRISP SCHOOL/GARDNER ROUSSELL PARK)
NASHUA, HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, NEW HAMPSHIRE

September 19, 2002

Prepared by:

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


TABLE OF CONTENTS

SUMMARY

I. PURPOSE

II. BACKGROUND AND STATEMENT OF ISSUES

III. DISCUSSION

IV. ATSDR CHILD HEALTH INITIATIVE

V. CONCLUSIONS

VII. RECOMMENDATIONS

VII. PUBLIC HEALTH ACTION PLAN

REFERENCES

CERTIFICATION


APPENDICES

APPENDIX A: TABLES

Table 1: Samples from areas of Gardner-Roussel Park not covered with clean soil with at least one PAH above the SQL, Nashua, New Hampshire, November, 2001.

Table 2: Samples from areas of Gardner-Roussel Park covered with clean soil with at least one PAH above the SQL, Nashua, New Hampshire, November 2001.

Table 3: Samples from the grounds of the Dr. Norman W. Crisp Elementary School with at least one PAH above the SQL, Nashua, New Hampshire, November 2001.

Table 4: Samples from areas of Gardner-Roussel Park not covered with clean soil with levels of cPAHs above the SQL Nashua, New Hampshire, November 2001.

Table 5: Samples from areas of Gardner-Roussel Park covered with clean soil with levels of cPAHs above the SQL Nashua, New Hampshire, November 2001.

Table 6: Samples from the grounds of the Dr. Norman W. Crisp Elementary School not covered with clean soil with levels of cPAHs above the SQL Nashua, New Hampshire, November 2001

Table 7: Assumptions and calculations of exposure risk on the grounds of Gardner-Roussel Park; exposure concentrations are based on completed exposure pathways before remediation.

Table 8: Assumptions and calculations of exposure risk on the grounds of Gardner-Roussel Park; exposure concentrations are based on completed exposure pathways after remediation.

Table 9: Assumptions and calculations of exposure risk on the grounds of the Dr. Norman W. Crisp Elementary School.

Table 10: Cancer Incidence in ZIP Code 03060*; Nashua, New Hampshire (1994-1998). Cancer Incidence in Nashua, New Hampshire.

APPENDIX B: FIGURES

Figure 1: Intro Map: Gardner-Roussel Park and the Dr. Norman W. Crisp Elementary School, Nashua, New Hampshire

Figure 2: Division of ZIP code 03060 in 1999 into 03060 and 03064 in Nashua, New Hampshire

APPENDIX C: EVALUATING CANCER DATA AND BASIC CANCER RATE TERMINOLOGY

APPENDIX D: ATSDR PLAIN LANGUAGE GLOSSARY OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH TERMS

APPENDIX E: ATSDR PUBLIC HEALTH HAZARD CATEGORIES

APPENDIX F: DESCRIPTION OF HEALTH COMPARISON VALUES

APPENDIX G: RESOURCE LIST

APPENDIX H: WRITTEN COMMENTS ON INITIAL AND PUBLIC COMMENT RELEASE



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