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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

GENERAL MOTORS (CENTRAL FOUNDRY DIVISION)
MASSENA, ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY, NEW YORK
EPA FACILITY ID: NYD0919722554

April 19, 1999

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

HEALTH ACTIVITIES RECOMMENDATION PANEL (HARP) RECOMMENDATIONS

PUBLIC HEALTH ACTION PLAN

REFERENCES

PREPARERS OF THE REPORT

CERTIFICATION

APPENDIX A: FIGUES

APPENDIX B: TABLES

APPENDIX C: HEALTH RISK ASSESSMENT EXECUTIVE SUMMARY, BREASTMILK STUDY EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

APPENDIX D: NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH PROCEDURE FOR EVALUATING POTENTIAL HEALTH RISK FOR CONTAMINANTS OF CONCERN

APPENDIX E: SUMMARY OF PUBLIC COMMENTS AND RESPONSES

APPENDIX F: NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH'S HEALTH ADVISORY FOR CHEMICALS IN SPORTFISH AND GAME

APPENDIX G: HEALTH STUDIES IVOLVING THE MOHAWK AKWESASNE POPULATION

APPENDIX H: ATSDR GUIDANCE FOR ASSIGNING A PUBLIC HEALTH HAZARD CATEGORY


LIST OF ACRONYMS

ATSDR

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
CAMP community air monitoring plan
CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation & Liability Act also known as Superfund
DPP Draft Proposed Plan
FDA United States Food and Drug Administration
kg kilograms
GM General Motors
GM-CFD General Motors Central Foundry Division

HARP

ATSDR's Health Activities Recommendation Panel
HASP health and safety plan
HRA health risk assessment
HSL hazardous substances list
mcg/L micrograms per liter
mcg/m3 micrograms per cubic meter
mg milligrams

mg/L

milligrams per liter
ng/L nanograms per liter
NIOSH National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
NPL National Priorities List
NYS DEC New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
NYS DOH New York State Department of Health
PCBs polychlorinated biphenyls
PCDFs polychlorinated dibenzofurans
PHA Public Health Assessment
PHAP Public Health Action Plan
p,p'-DDE p,p'-dichlorodiphenyl dichloroethene
ppm parts per million
QA/QC Quality Assurance and Quality Control
RI/FS Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study
ROD Record of Decision
SPDES State Pollution Discharge Elimination System
SRMT St. Regis Mohawk Tribe
TRI Toxic Chemical Release Inventory
US EPA United States Environmental Protection Agency

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