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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

FORT DEVENS-SUDBURY TRAINING ANNEX
SUDBURY, MIDDLESEX COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS
EPA FACILITY ID: MAD980520670

July 22, 1994

Prepared by:

ARMY SECTION
FEDERAL FACILITIES ASSESSMENT BRANCH
DIVISION OF HEALTH ASSESSMENT AND CONSULTATION
AGENCY FOR TOXIC SUBSTANCES AND DISEASE REGISTRY


TABLE OF CONTENTS

SUMMARY

BACKGROUND

COMMUNITY HEALTH CONCERNS

ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND OTHER HAZARDS

PATHWAYS ANALYSES

PUBLIC HEALTH IMPLICATIONS

CONCLUSIONS

RECOMMENDATIONS

PREPARERS OF REPORT

REFERENCES

APPENDICES


LIST OF FIGURES IN APPENDIX 1

Figure 1. Location of Fort Devens Sudbury Training Annex in Massachusetts
Figure 2. Study Areas
Figure 3. Surface Water and Groundwater Flow within STA Watersheds
Figure 4. Groundwater Recharge Areas
Figure 5. Study Areas within Watersheds and Potable Water Supplies
Figure 6. Proposed Monitoring Wells, Phase II
Figure 7. Existing Monitoring Wells, Lake Boon Drainage
Figure 8. SEA Monitoring Well Locations, Proposed MAANG Training Complex
Figure 9. Chemical Structure of RDX


LIST OF TABLES IN APPENDIX 2

Table 1. Principal Uses of STA
Table 2. Summary of Study Areas on STA
Table 3A. Trespassing at Selected Study Areas
Table 3B. Selected Study Areas with Public Access
Table 4. Contaminants in Surface Soil from Selected Study Areas
Table 5. STA Watersheds, Associated Study Areas, and Downgradient Drinking Water Supplies
Table 6. Contaminants in Groundwater from STA Potable and Monitoring Wells
Table 7. Proposed STA Groundwater Monitoring Wells
Table 8. Lake Boon Drainage Sediment/Surface Water Contaminants Exceeding Comparison Values
Table 9. Surface Water Contaminants Exceeding Comparison Values
Table 10. Massachusetts Children in Special Education Programs, 1989-1990
Table 11. Hudson Children in Special Education Programs, 1989-1990
Table 12. Sudbury Children in Special Education Programs, 1989-1990
Table 13. Maynard Children in Special Education Programs, 1989-1990
Table 14. Stow Children in Special Education Programs, 1989-1990


LIST OF TABLES AND FIGURES IN APPENDIX 5

Table A-1. Demographic Characteristics of Towns in 1980 and 1990
Table A-1.1. Block Statistics for Area around Lake Boon
Table A-2. Cancer Incidence by Census Tract, Hudson, MA
Table A-3. Cancer Incidence by Census Tract, Sudbury, MA
Table A-4. Cancer Incidence Summary, Hudson, MA
Table A-5. Cancer Incidence Summary, Sudbury, MA
Table A-6. Cancer Incidence Summary, Maynard, MA
Table A-7. Cancer Incidence Summary, Stow, MA

Figure A-1. Census Tracts Map
Figure A-1.1. Census Blocks for Areas Around Lake Boon
Figure A-2. Bladder Cancer Incidence, Hudson, MA
Figure A-3. Bladder Cancer Incidence, Maynard, Stow, and Sudbury, MA
Figure A-4. Leukemia Cancer Incidence, Hudson, MA
Figure A-5. Leukemia Cancer Incidence, Maynard, Stow, and Sudbury, MA
Figure A-6. Liver Cancer Incidence, Maynard, Stow, and Sudbury, MA
Figure A-7. Lung Cancer Incidence, Hudson, MA
Figure A-8. Lung Cancer Incidence, Maynard, Stow, and Sudbury, MA
Figure A-9. Kidney Cancer Incidence, Hudson, MA
Figure A-10. Kidney Cancer Incidence, Maynard, Stow, and Sudbury, MA
Figure A-11. Pancreas Cancer Incidence, Hudson, MA
Figure A-12. Pancreas Cancer Incidence, Maynard, Stow, and Sudbury, MA
Figure A-13. Stomach Cancer Incidence, Hudson, MA
Figure A-14. Stomach Cancer Incidence, Maynard, Stow, and Sudbury, MA



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