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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

JOHNSTOWN CITY LANDFILL
JOHNSTOWN, FULTON COUNTY, NEW YORK
CERCLIS NO. NYD980506927

March 8, 1995

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 TABLES

SUMMARY

BACKGROUND

A. Site Description and History
B. Actions Completed During the Public Health Assessment Process
C. Site Visit
D. Demographics, Land Use, and Natural Resource Use
E. Health Outcome Data

COMMUNITY HEALTH CONCERNS

ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND OTHER HAZARDS

A. On-site Contamination
B. Off-site Contamination
C. Quality Assurance and Quality Control
D. Physical and Other Hazards
E. Toxic Chemical Release Inventory

PATHWAYS ANALYSES

A. Completed Exposure Pathways
B. Potential Exposure Pathways
C. Eliminated Exposure Pathways

PUBLIC HEALTH IMPLICATIONS

A. Toxicological Evaluation
B. Health Outcome Data Evaluation
C. Community Health Concerns Evaluation

CONCLUSIONS

RECOMMENDATIONS

HEALTH ACTIVITIES RECOMMENDATION PANEL (HARP) RECOMMENDATION

PUBLIC HEALTH ACTION PLAN

CERTIFICATION

PREPARERS OF REPORT

REFERENCES

APPENDIX A - Figures

APPENDIX B - Tables

APPENDIX C - NYS DOH Procedures for Evaluating Potential Health Risks

APPENDIX D - Response to Public Comments

LIST OF TABLES

Table 1. Summary of Air Quality Sampling for VOCs at and near the Johnstown City Landfill.

Table 2. Summary of Airborne Particulate Chromium at and near the Johnstown City Landfill.

Table 3. Summary of Inorganic Chemicals Detected in On-Site Subsurface Soils.

Table 4. Summary of Organic Chemicals Detected in On-site Subsurface Soils.

Table 5. Sample Depths for Monitoring well Soil boring Samples.

Table 6. Summary of Metals in On-Site Groundwater Samples Collected by the NYS DOH.

Table 7. Summary of Metals in On-Site Groundwater.

Table 8. Summary of Organic Compounds Detected in On-Site Groundwater.

Table 9. Summary of Chemicals Detected in Off-Site Leachate at LaGrange Springs.

Table 10. Summary of Metal Analyses Performed on Fish Tissue Samples from Mathew Creek in 1989, 1990 and 1991.

Table 11. Summary of Metals in Surface Water Near the Johnstown City Landfill.

Table 12. Summary of Organic Compounds in Surface Water Near the Johnstown City Landfill.

Table 13. Summary of Metals in Sediment Near the Johnstown City Landfill.

Table 14. Summary of Organic Compounds in Sediment Near the Johnstown City Landfill.

Table 15. Summary of Private Well Sampling Data Near the Johnstown City Landfill.

Table 16. Summary List of Analytical Parameters for Residential Well Sampling During the Remedial Investigation.

Table 17. Summary of Results for Metals in Residential Wells Sampled During the Remedial Investigation.

Table 18. Summary of Results for Metals in Off-Site Groundwater.

Table 19. Summary of Organic Compounds Detected in Groundwater Near the Johnstown City Landfill.

Table 20. Summary of Metals Detected in Off-Site Groundwater Samples Collected by NYS DOH.

Table 21. Summary of Reported Contaminant Air Emissions for Manufacturing Facilities Near the Johnstown City Landfill.

Table 22. Public Health Assessment Comparison Values for Contaminants in Ambient Air.

Table 23. Public Health Assessment Comparison Values for Contaminants Found in Soils and Sediments.

Table 24. Public Health Assessment Comparison Values for Contaminants Found in Sources of Drinking Water.

Table 25. Public Health Assessment Comparison Values for Contaminants Found in Leachate.

Table 26. Public Health Assessment Comparison Values for Contaminants Found in Fish.

Table 27. Public Health Assessment Comparison Values for Contaminants Found in Surface Water.



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