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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

HATCHERY ROAD
NEW MARLBOROUGH, BERKSHIRE COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS

February 6, 2003

Prepared by:

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


TABLE OF CONTENTS

BACKGROUND

ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND OTHER HAZARDS

PATHWAY ANALYSIS

DISCUSSION

CONCLUSIONS

RECOMMENDATIONS

PUBLIC HEALTH ACTION PLAN

TABLES

FIGURES

REFERENCES

APPENDICES

CERTIFICATION


LIST OF TABLES

Table 1. Demographic Characteristics of New Marlborough

Table 2. Surface Water Contaminants of Concern Konkapot River and Unnamed Brook

Table 3. Compounds Detected in Groundwater from Monitoring Wells 1 through 4

Table 4a. Compounds of Concern in Private Well Water, 8 Hatchery Road, October 7, 1998 through November 18, 1998

Table 4b. Compounds of Concern in Private Well Water, 8 Hatchery Road, November 25, 1998 through December 9, 1998

Table 4c. Compounds of Concern in Hand-driven Well Water at 8 Hatchery Road

Table 4d. Compounds of Concern in Private Well Water at 1553 Hartsville/New Marlborough Road

Table 4e. Compounds of Concern in Private Well Water at 1534G Hartsville/New Marlborough Road

Table 4f. Compounds of Concern in Private Well Water at 1534H Hartsville/New Marlborough Road

Table 4g. Compounds of Concern in Private Well Water at 1352 Hartsville/Mill River Road

Table 4h. Compounds Detected in Shallow Well Point at 1352 Hartsville/Mill River Road

Table 4i. Compounds Detected in Private Well Water at 1368 Hartsville/Mill River Road

Table 4j. Primary Compounds Detected at Residences Outside the Core Houses in Hartsville

Table 5a. Point of Entry Treatment Results at 1553 Hartsville/New Marlborough Road

Table 5b. Point of Entry Treatment Results at 1534G Hartsville/New Marlborough Road

Table 5c. Point of Entry Treatment Results at 1534H Hartsville/New Marlborough Road

Table 5d. Point of Entry Treatment Results at 1352 Hartsville/Mill River Road

Table 5e. Point of Entry Treatment Results at 1368 Hartsville/Mill River Road

Table 6. Indoor Air Contaminants of Concern at 8 Hatchery Road and Background Upwind Location

Table 7. Leukemia Incidence in New Marlborough for 1995 through 1999

Table 8. Multiple Myeloma Incidence in New Marlborough for 1995 through 1999

Table 9. Testicular Cancer Incidence in New Marlborough for 1995 through 1999

Table 10. Liver Cancer Incidence in New Marlborough for 1995 through 1999

Table 11. Hodgkin's Disease Incidence in New Marlborough for 1995 through 1999

Table 12. Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Incidence in New Marlborough for 1995 through 1999

Table 13. Kidney and Renal Pelvis Cancer Incidence in New Marlborough for 1995 through 1999


LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1. Site Location, Hartsville/New Marlborough

Figure 2. Konkapot River and Site Properties

Figure 3. Location of Storage Tanks

Figure 4. Area of Soil Excavation

Figure 5. Location of Monitoring Wells and Groundwater Treatment System


LIST OF APPENDICES

Appendix A. Explanation of a Standardized Incidence Ratio (SIR) and 95% Confidence Interval (CI)

Appendix B. ATSDR Plain Language Glossary of Environmental Health Terms

Appendix C. Response to Public Comments



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