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PETTITIONED PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

KOPPERS COMPANY, INCORPORATED (OROVILLE PLANT)
[a/k/a KOPPERS (OROVILLE)]
OROVILLE, BUTTE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA
EPA FACILITY ID: CAD009112087

September 27, 2000

Prepared by:

Petition Response Section
Exposure Investigation and Consultation Branch
Division of Health Assessment and Consultation
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry


TABLE OF CONTENTS

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

SUMMARY

PURPOSE AND HEALTH ISSUES

BACKGROUND

COMMUNITY HEALTH CONCERNS

DISCUSSION

CONCLUSIONS

RECOMMENDATIONS

PUBLIC HEALTH ACTION PLAN

PREPARERS OF REPORT

REFERENCES

APPENDIX A-Figures

APPENDIX B-Tables

APPENDIX C-ATSDR Public Health Assessment Methodology

APPENDIX D-Summary of Biologic Monitoring and Health Outcome Data

APPENDIX E-Dioxins/Furans Toxicologic Summary

APPENDIX F-Response to Public Comments


List of Abbreviations
ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
bgs below ground surface
CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
CPF cancer potency factor
CV comparison value
EPA United States Environmental Protection Agency
F.E. Warren F.E. Warren Air Force Base
FFA Federal Facilities Agreement
IRP Installation Restoration Program
LOAEL lowest-observed-adverse-effect-level
MCL maximum contaminant level
mg/kg/day milligram of contaminant per kilogram body weight per day
MRL ATSDR minimal risk level
mg/m3 milligram per cubic meter
NOAEL no-observed-adverse-effect-level
OU operable unit
PAH polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon
PCB polychlorinated biphenyl
PCE tetrachloroethylene
PHA public health assessment
PHAP public health action plan
ppb parts per billion
ppm parts per million
RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
RfD reference dose
RI remedial investigation
ROD record of decision
SSL EPA soil screening level
SVOC semivolatile organic compound
TCE trichloroethylene
USAF U.S. Air Force
UST underground storage tank
VOC volatile organic compound
WDEQ Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality

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