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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

NORTH RAILROAD AVENUE PLUME
ESPAÑOLA, RIO ARRIBA COUNTY, NEW MEXICO
EPA FACILITY ID: NMD986670156

September 5, 2003

Prepared by:

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


TABLE OF CONTENTS

LIST OF ACRONYMS

SUMMARY

INTRODUCTION

SITE BACKGROUND

DISCUSSION

CONCLUSIONS, RECOMMENDATIONS, AND PUBLIC HEALTH ACTIONS

SITE TEAM

REFERENCES

APPENDIX A: INFORMATION ON THE SEPARATE PETROLEUM-RELATED GROUNDWATER PLUME

APPENDIX B: FIGURES

APPENDIX C: EXPLANATION OF EVALUATION PROCESS

APPENDIX D: GROUNDWATER MODELING ANALYSES

APPENDIX E: LEVELS OF PUBLIC HEALTH HAZARD

APPENDIX F: RESPONSES TO COMMENTS RECEIVED

APPENDIX G: ATSDR GLOSSARY OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH TERMS


LIST OF ACRONYMS

ACGIH American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists
ACTS analytical contaminant transport analysis system
ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
BTEX benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes
CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
COC contaminants of concern
CREG Cancer Risk Evaluation Guide
CSF cancer slope factor
CVs Comparison Values
DCE dichloroethene
DCA dichloroethane
EL RAEHA Rio Arriba Environmental Health Association
EMEG Environmental Media Evaluation Guide
EPA United States Environmental Protection Agency
IARC International Agency of Research on Cancer
IRIS Integrated Risk Information System
MCL maximum contaminant level
mg/kg/day milligrams per kilogram per day
mg/L milligrams per liter
mg/m3 micrograms per cubic meter
MRL Minimal Risk Level
NMED New Mexico Environment Department
NOAEL No Observed Adverse Effect Level
NPL National Priority List
NRAP North Railroad Avenue Plume
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
PHA public health assessment
PCE tetrachloroethylene
PRG Preliminary Remediation Goal
RBC Risk-Based Concentration
RfD Reference Dose
RMEG Reference Dose Media Evaluation Guide
SDWA Safe Drinking Water Act
TCE trichloroethylene
TRI Toxic Release Inventory
TMB trimethylbenzene
µg/L micrograms per liter
VOC volatile organic compound


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