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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

SOUTH WEYMOUTH NAVAL AIR STATION
SOUTH WEYMOUTH, NORFOLK COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS
EPA FACILITY ID: MA2170022022

September 30, 1999

Prepared by:

Federal Facilities Assessment Branch
Division of Health Assessment and Consultation
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry


TABLE OF CONTENTS

LIST OF TABLES

LIST OF FIGURES

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

SUMMARY

BACKGROUND

    Site Description
    Operational History
    Remedial and Regulatory History
    Local Demographics
    Land Use and Natural Resources
    Quality Assurance and Quality Control

ATSDR INVOLVEMENT

EVALUATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND POTENTIALEXPOSURE PATHWAYS

    Introduction
    Sources of Contamination
    Evaluation of Groundwater Exposure Pathway
    Evaluation of Surface Water and Sediment Exposure Pathway
    Evaluation of Soil Exposure Pathway

ATSDR CHILD HEALTH INITIATIVE

COMMUNITY HEALTH CONCERNS

CONCLUSIONS

PUBLIC HEALTH ACTION PLAN

PREPARERS OF REPORT

REFERENCES

TABLES

FIGURES

APPENDICES

    APPENDIX A: Evaluation of Potential Public Health Hazards Associated With the MCP Sites
    APPENDIX B: Evaluation of Potential Public Health Hazards Associated With the USCG Buoy Depot
    APPENDIX C: Comparison Values
    APPENDIX D: Glossary
    APPENDIX E: Responses to Public Comments

LIST OF TABLES
Table 1 Potential Exposure Pathways
Table 2 West Gate Landfill - Summary of Groundwater Monitoring Well Data That Exceed Comparison Values
Table 3 Rubble Disposal Area - Summary of Groundwater Monitoring Well Data That Exceed Comparison Values
Table 4 Small Landfill - Summary of Groundwater Monitoring Well Data That Exceed Comparison Values
Table 5 Fire Fighting Training Area - Summary of Groundwater Monitoring Well Data That Exceed Comparison Values
Table 6 Tile Leach Field - Summary of Groundwater Monitoring Well Data That Exceed Comparison Values
Table 7 Sewage Treatment Plant - Summary of Groundwater Monitoring Well Data That Exceed Comparison Values
Table 8 Abandoned Bladder Tank Fuel Storage Area - Summary of Groundwater Monitoring Well Data That Exceed Comparison Values
Table 9 Perimeter Monitoring Well Summary Data
Table 10 Summary of Surface Water and Sediment Data for French's Stream That Exceed Comparison Values
Table 11 Summary of Surface Water and Sediment Data for Old Swamp River That Exceed Comparison Values


LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1: Site Map and Demographics
Figure 2: SWNAS, SNAS, and Nomans Land Island, Relative Location Map
Figure 3: IRP and MCP Site Locations
Figure 4: USCG Site Locations
Figure 5: ATSDR's Exposure Evaluation Process
Figure 6: Weymouth, Hingham, Rockland, Abington Boards of Health Survey of Wells
Figure 7 Weymouth, Hingham, Rockland, Abington Township Orthophoto: Surrounding the Former Naval Air Station, South Weymouth, Massachusetts


LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
ABTFSA Abandoned Bladder Tank Fuel Storage Area
ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
AUL Activity Use Limitation
bgs below ground surface
BOQ Bachelor Officers Quarters
CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
CREG Cancer Risk Evaluation Guide
cy cubic yard
DOD Department of Defense
DPW Department of Public Works
EMEG Environmental Media Evaluation Guide
EBS Environmental Baseline Survey
EIS Environmental Impact Statement
EPA United States Environmental Protection Agency
FFTA Fire Fighting Training Area
FS feasibility study
FTF Fuel Tank Farm
IRA Immediate Response Action
IRP Installation Restoration Program
LNAPL light non-aqueous phase liquid
LTHA Lifetime Health Advisory
MADEP Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
MADPH Massachusetts Department of Public Health
MCP Massachusetts Contingency Plan
MCL Maximum Contaminant Level
MCLG

Maximum Contaminant Level Goal

NPDES National Pollution Discharge Elimination System
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
PA preliminary assessment
PAHs polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
PCBs polychlorinated biphenyls
PCE tetrachloroethylene
PHA Public Health Assessment
PHAP Public Health Action Plan
PPA potentially productive aquifer
ppb parts per billion
ppm parts per million
RAB Restoration Advisory Board
RAM Release Abatement Measure
RAO Response Action Outcome
RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
RBC EPA Region III Risk-Based Concentration
RDA Rubble Disposal Area
RI remedial investigation
RMEG Reference Dose Media Evaluation Guide
SI site investigation
SL Small Landfill
STP Sewage Treatment Plant
SVOC semivolatile organic compound
SNAS Squantum Naval Air Station
SSTTDC South Shore Tri-Town Development Corporation
SWNAS South Weymouth Naval Air Station
TLF Tile Leach Field
TPH total petroleum hydrocarbon
USCG United States Coast Guard
UST underground storage tank
VOC volatile organic compound
WGL West Gate Landfill
WWII World War II


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