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PETITIONED PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

ROCK AVENUE 21-E DUMP
WINCHESTER, MIDDLESEX COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS

January 6, 2000

Prepared by:

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


TABLE OF CONTENTS

LIST OF ACRONYMS

SUMMARY

PURPOSE AND HEALTH ISSUES

BACKGROUND

    Site Description and History
    Demographics

DISCUSSION

    Methods
    Surface Soil, Sediment, and Dusts
    Biota
    Soil Gas - Indoor Ambient Air
    Extent of Contamination and Public Health Implications
    Community Health Concerns
    Child Health Initiative

CONCLUSIONS

RECOMMENDATIONS

PUBLIC HEALTH ACTION PLAN

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

SITE TEAM/AUTHORS

REFERENCES

APPENDICES

    Appendix A: Figures and Tables
    Appendix B: ATSDR Methodology
    Appendix C: Glossary
    Appendix D: Public Comments

LIST OF ACRONYMS

ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
bgs below ground surface
DPW Department of Public Works
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
MADEP Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
MADEQ Massachusetts Department of Environmental Quality
MDPH Massachusetts Department of Public Health
MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology
NERL EPA's New England Regional Laboratory
ppb parts per billion
ppm parts per million
SVOC semi-volatile organic compound
VOC volatile organic compound


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