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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

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AGANA POWER PLANT
MONGMONG, GUAM
EPA FACILITY ID: GUSFN0905568

September 30, 2003

Prepared by:

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


TABLE OF CONTENTS

SUMMARY

INTRODUCTION

BACKGROUND

EVALUATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION, EXPOSURE PATHWAYS, AND PUBLIC HEALTH IMPLICATIONS

COMMUNITY CONCERNS

ATSDR's CHILD HEALTH CONCERNS

CONCLUSIONS

PUBLIC HEALTH ACTION PLAN

PREPARERS OF THE REPORT

REFERENCES

FIGURES

APPENDICES


LIST OF TABLES

Table 1. Sampling Conducted in Agana Swamp, River, and Harbor

Table 2. Total PCBs Sampled in Fish, Eels, and Snails in Agana Swamp and River*

Table 3. Total Dioxins Sampled in Fish, Eels, and Snails in Agana Swamp and River*

Table 4. PCB Residues Detected in Domestic Foods

Table 5. Estimated Number of Fish, Eels, and Snails Meals without Exceeding USEPA's Reference Dose

Table 6. Total Dioxin Residues Detected in Domestic Foods

Table 7. Estimated Dioxin Exposure Doses from Eating Fish, Eels and Snails from the Agana Swamp and River

Table C-1: Total Equivalency Factors (TEFs) for Dioxins, Furans, and PCB-like Congeners

Table E-1: Fish, Eels, and Snails Exposure Dose Assumptions

Table E-2. Estimated PCB Exposure Dose Levels from Eating Fish, Eels, and Snails from the Agana Swamp and River Non-cancer effects

Table E-3: Soil Exposure Dose Assumptions

Table E-4. Estimated PCB Exposure Dose Levels from Accidentally Ingesting Soil While Gardening or Playing - Non-cancer effects

Table I-1: Exposure Situation and Hazard Summary Table - Mongmong Community and Agana Power Plant, Guam



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