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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

BOEING MICHIGAN AERONAUTICAL RESEARCH CENTER/MCGUIRE MISSLE
NEW EGYPT, OCEAN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY
EPA FACILITY ID: NJ2570026268

September 23, 2002

Prepared by:

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


TABLE OF CONTENTS

LIST OF TABLES

LIST OF FIGURES

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

SUMMARY

BACKGROUND

EVALUATION OF CONTAMINATION AND POTENTIAL HUMAN EXPOSURE

COMMUNITY HEALTH CONCERNS

ATSDR CHILD HEALTH INITIATIVE

CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

PUBLIC HEALTH ACTION PLAN

PREPARERS OF REPORT

REFERENCES

TABLES

FIGURES

APPENDIX A: RADIOLOGICAL DATA REVIEW

APPENDIX B: GLOSSARY

APPENDIX C: COMPARISON VALUES

APPENDIX D: RADIATION AND RADIOLOGIC MATERIAL

APPENDIX E: RESPONSE TO PUBLIC COMMENTS


LIST OF TABLES

Table 1. Evaluation of IRP Sites at the BOMARC Site

Table 2. Area Drinking Water Wells

Table 3. Exposure Pathways Evaluation Table

Table 4. Maximum Estimated Annual Committed Effective Doses for Radiation Exposure Near BOMARC


LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1. Location Map

Figure 2. Site Map

Figure 3. Demographics

Figure 4. ATSDR's Exposure Evaluation Process

Figure 5. BOMARC Missile Accident Site

Figure 6. Area of the TCE Plume


LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

AFB

Air Force Base
AFIERA Air Force Institute for Environment, Safety, and Occupational Health Risk Analysis
AFRL Air Force Research Laboratory
Air Force U.S. Air Force
Am americium
ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
BOMARC Boeing Michigan Aeronautical Research Center
Bq/g becquerels per gram
CEDE committed effective dose equivalent
CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
CREG ATSDR's cancer risk evaluation guide
CV comparison value

DCE

dichloroethylene
DD decision document
DOD U.S. Department of Defense
EIS Environmental Impact Statement
EMEG ATSDR's environmental media evaluation guide
EOD explosive, ordnance, and demolition
EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
FS feasibility study
g gram
ICRP International Commission on Radiological Protection

IRP

Installation Restoration Program
JP-4 jet fuel
LANL Los Alamos National Laboratory
µg microgram
MCL EPA's maximum contaminant level
MOGAS automobile gasoline
mrem millirem
mSv millisievert
MTBE methyl tertiary butyl ether
NCRP National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements

ND

not detected
NDI non-destructive inspection
NFRAP no further response action planned
NJDEP New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
OT other
PAHs polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
PCBs polychlorinated biphenyls

pCi/g

picocuries per gram
PHA public health assessment
PHAP Public Health Action Plan
ppb parts per billion
ppm parts per million
PRM Potomac/Raritan/Magothy
PQL practical quantitation limit
RAB restoration advisory board
RADCON Army Radiological Control Team
RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
ResRad residual radioactive
RI remedial investigation
RMEG ATSDR's reference dose media evaluation guide
ROD record of decision
RW radioactive waste site
ST storage tank
SVOCs semivolatile organic compounds
TCE trichloroethylene
USGS U.S. Geological Survey
UST underground storage tank
VOC volatile organic compound
WP waste pit

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