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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

ATLAS TACK SITE
(a/k/a ATLAS TACK CORPORATION)
FAIRHAVEN, BRISTOL COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS
EPA FACILITY ID: MAD001026319

November 26, 2001

Prepared by:

Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Under a Cooperative Agreement with the
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry


TABLE OF CONTENTS

LIST OF TABLES

LIST OF FIGURES

LIST OF APPENDICES

BACKGROUND

ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND OTHER HAZARDS

PATHWAY ANALYSIS

DISCUSSION

CONCLUSIONS

RECOMMENDATIONS

PUBLIC HEALTH ACTION PLAN

TABLES

FIGURES

REFERENCES

APPENDICES


LIST OF TABLES

Table 1. Demographic Characteristics of Fairhaven

Table 2a. Data Summary of 0- through 2-ft Soil Contaminants of Concern from the Commercial Area

Table 2b. Data Summary of 0- through 2-ft Soil Contaminants of Concern from the Noncommercial Area

Table 3. Data Summary of Contaminants of Concern in Sediment from Boys Creek

Table 4. Data Summary of Contaminants of Concern from Surface Water

Table 5. Summary of Contaminants of Concern in Groundwater

Table 6. Data Summary of Contaminants of Concern in Hard Shell Clams from Boys Creek

Table 7. Data Summary of Contaminants of Concern in Soft Shell Clams from Boys Creek

Table 8. Data Summary of Contaminants of Concern in Ribbed Mussels Deployed in Boys Creek

Table 9. Data Summary of 0- through 2-ft Soil Contaminants of Concern from the Residential Area

Table 10. Fairhaven Cancer Incidence by Sex, 1993-1997


LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1. Atlas Tack Site Location Map

Figure 2. Atlas Tack Site

Figure 3. Main Manufacturing Building

Figure 4. Commercial and Noncommercial Areas of the Atlas Tack Site

Figure 5. Building Sample Locations


LIST OF APPENDICES

Appendix A. Comments on the Atlas Tack Public health assessment

Appendix B. ATSDR Plain Language Glossary of Environmental Health Terms

Appendix C. The Greater New Bedford PCB Health Effects Study 1984-1987, Executive Summary

Appendix D. Health Consultation: Galary Property, Fairhaven, Massachusetts

Appendix E. Childhood Leukemia in Fairhaven (MDPH 1982)



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