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PETITIONED PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

MORSE CUTTING TOOLS
NEW BEDFORD, BRISTOL COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS
EPA FACILITY ID: MAD051505683

March 21, 2000

Prepared by:

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


TABLE OF CONTENTS

LIST OF ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS

1 SUMMARY

2 PURPOSE AND HEALTH ISSUES

3 BACKGROUND

4 DISCUSSION

5 Community Health Concerns

6 ATSDR Child Health Initiative

7 Conclusions

8 Recommendations

9 Public Health Action Plan

10 Public Comment

11 Site Team/Authors

12 References

APPENDIX A -- FIGURES

APPENDIX B -- PAST RESPONSE ACTIONS

APPENDIX C -- TABLES

APPENDIX D -- COMPARISON VALUES

APPENDIX E -- ATSDR METHODOLOGY

APPENDIX F -- GLOSSARY OF TERMS

APPENDIX G -- PUBLIC COMMENTS


LIST OF ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS

ACM

Asbestos containing material

ATSDR

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

CAI

Cistar Associated, Inc.

CLHA

Child longer term health advisory

CREG

Cancer risk evaluation guide

EMEG

Environmental media evaluation guide

EPA

Environmental Protection Agency

ft2

Square foot

IEMEG

Intermediate environmental media evaluation guide

J

Estimated value

kg

Kilogram

L

Liter

LTHA

Lifetime health advisory

m3

Cubic meter

MADEP

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

MADOH

Massachusetts Department of Health

MADPH

Massachusetts Department of Public Health

MCL

Maximum contaminant level

MCLG

Maximum contaminant level goal

mg

Milligram

NA

Not applicable

PAHs

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons

Paragon

Paragon Environmental Services, Inc.

PCBs

Polychlorinated biphenyls

PHA

Public health assessment

ppb

Parts per billion

RBC (c)

Risk-based concentration (cancer)

RBC (n)

Risk-based concentration (noncancer)

RCRA

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

RMEG

Reference dose media evaluation guide

SERO

Southeast Regional Office

SVOCs

Semivolatile organic compounds

TPH

Total petroleum hydrocarbons

µg

Microgram

USTs

Underground storage tanks

VOCs

Volatile organic compounds


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