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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

POLLUTION ABATEMENT SERVICES (PAS)
CITY OF OSWEGO, OSWEGO COUNTY, NEW YORK
CERCLIS NO. NYD000511659

May 30, 1997

Prepared by

New York State Department of Health
Under Cooperative Agreement with the
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

TABLE OF CONTENTS

LIST OF ACRONYMS

SUMMARY

BACKGROUND

COMMUNITY HEALTH CONCERNS

ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND OTHER HAZARDS

PATHWAYS ANALYSES

PUBLIC HEALTH IMPLICATIONS

CONCLUSIONS

RECOMMENDATIONS

PREPARERS OF REPORT

CERTIFICATION

REFERENCES

APPENDIX A - Figures

APPENDIX B - Tables

APPENDIX C - New York State Department of Health, Health Advisory: Chemicals in Sportfish and Game, 1996-1997

APPENDIX D - New York State Department of Health Procedures for Evaluating Potential Health Risks for Contaminants of Concern

APPENDIX E - ATSDR Guidance for Assigning a Public Health Hazard Category

APPENDIX F - Summary of Public Comments and Responses

LIST OF ACRONYMS

ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
ATSDR MRL ATSDR Minimal Risk Level
CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation & Liability Act also known as Superfund
CERCLIS Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation & Liability Inventory System
CREGs Cancer Risk Evaluation Guides
EMEGs Environmental Media Evaluation Guides
EPA CPF United States Environmental Protection Agency Cancer Potency Factor
EPA HEAST United States Environmental Protection Agency Health Effects Assessment Survey
EPA RfD United States Environmental Protection Agency Reference Dose
ESD Explanation of Significant Differences
FS Feasibility Study
FSDWAC Fulton Safe Drinking Water Action Committee
LCW leachate collection well
LTMP Long-term Monitoring and Maintenance Plan
mcg/kg micrograms per kilogram
mcg/L micrograms per liter
MCL Maximum Contaminant Level
mg/kg milligrams per kilogram
MW monitoring wells
NAS National Academy of Sciences
NPL National Priority List
NYS CPF New York State Department of Health Cancer Potency Factor
NYS DEC New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
NYS DOH New York State Department of Health
NYS RfG New York State Department of Health Risk Reference Guideline
OCHD Oswego County Health Department
PAS Pollution Abatement Services
PCBs polychlorinated biphenyls
PHA Public Health Assessment
PHAP Public Health Action Plan
POTW Publicly Owned Treatment Works
ppm parts per million
PVC polyvinyl chloride
QA/QC Quality Assurance and Quality Control
R indicates sample was unuseable
RI Remedial Investigation
RI/FS Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study
ROD Record of Decision
SARA Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act
SPRDS Supplemental Pre-Remedial Design Study
SRI Supplemental Remedial Investigation
SRI/FS Supplemental Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study
SVOCs semi-volatile organic compounds
SWW slurry wall wells
TRI Toxic Chemical Release Inventory
USCG United States Coast Guard
US EPA United States Environmental Protection Agency
VOCs volatile organic compounds
WHO World Health Organization


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