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PETITIONED PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

BURLINGTON NORTHERN LIVINGSTON COMPLEX
(a/k/a BURLINGTON NORTHERN RAIL YARD)
LIVINGSTON, PARK COUNTY, MONTANA
CERCLIS NO. MTD986066025

September 30, 1997

Prepared by:

Petition Response Branch
Division of Health Assessment and Consultation
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry


TABLE OF CONTENTS

SUMMARY

BACKGROUND

    A. Site Description and History
    B. Site Visit
    C. Demographics, Land Use, and Natural Resource Use
    D. Health Outcome Data

COMMUNITY HEALTH CONCERNS

ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND OTHER HAZARDS

    A. On-Site Contamination
    B. Off-Site Contamination
    C. Quality Assurance and Quality Control
    D. Physical and Other Hazards

PATHWAYS ANALYSES

    A. Completed Exposure Pathways
    B. Potential Exposure Pathways
    C. Eliminated Exposure Pathways

PUBLIC HEALTH IMPLICATIONS

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

CONCLUSIONS

RECOMMENDATIONS

PREPARERS OF REPORT

REFERENCES

APPENDIX A: FIGURES

APPENDIX B: DATA TABLES

APPENDIX C - COMPARISON VALUES

APPENDIX D - PCE

APPENDIX E - PUBLIC HEALTH HAZARD CONCLUSION CATEGORIES

APPENDIX F - ATSDR'S RESPONSE TO PUBLIC COMMENTS


LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1: Burlington Northern Rail Yard Site Location Map.

Figure 2: Location of private and city wells.

Figure 3: Mission Wye area

Figure 4: River sediment sampling locations.

Figure 5: Ambient air monitoring sites.

Figure 6: Demographic statistics within one mile of Burlington Northern Rail Yard


LIST OF TABLES

Table 1: Site history time line

Table 2: Exposure Pathways

Table 3: On-site soil gas contaminants at BNRY

Table 4: Off-site soil gas contaminants at BNRY

Table 5: Mean levels of on-site airborne organic compounds

Table 6: Mean levels of off-site airborne organic compounds

Table 7: Mean levels of on-site airborne metals

Table 8: On-site groundwater samples

Table 9: Off-site groundwater samples

Table 10: Stream sediment and gravel from the Yellowstone River: March and March 21, 1990

Table 11: VOCs and Metals in private water well samples

Table 12: Indoor air sampling results

Table 13: Levels of VOCs, SVOCs, and total metals detected in on-site surficial soil: April and May 1992

Table 14: Levels of VOCs, SVOCs, Pesticides, and total metals detected in off-site surficial soil: April and May 1992

Table 15: Yellowstone River water samples: September 20, 1989, and March 23, 1990.

Table 16: On-site subsurface soil contaminants at BNRY



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