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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

FORT DIX (LANDFILL SITE)
WRIGHTSTOWN, BURLINGTON COUNTY, NEW JERSEY
CERCLIS NO. NJ2210020275

October 18, 1999

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

ABBREVIATIONS

SUMMARY

BACKGROUND

    Site Description and History
    Natural Resources and Land Use
    Demographics
    Quality Assurance and Quality Control

EVALUATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND POTENTIAL EXPOSURE PATHWAYS

    Introduction
    Potential Pathway: Groundwater

COMMUNITY HEALTH CONCERNS

    Introduction
    The Solid Waste Incinerator (Site FTDX-03)
    Unexploded Ordnance

ATSDR'S CHILD HEALTH INITIATIVE

CONCLUSIONS

PUBLIC HEALTH ACTION PLAN

PREPARERS OF REPORT

REFERENCES

TABLES

FIGURES

APPENDIX A: Glossary

APPENDIX B: Comparison Values

APPENDIX C: Responses to Public Comments


LIST OF TABLES

Table 1: Evaluation of Potential Public Health Hazards at Fort Dix
Table 2: Exposure Pathways


LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1: Location Map of Fort Dix
Figure 2: Hydrogeologic Formations at Fort Dix
Figure 3: Demographics of Population Residing within a 1-Mile Radius of Fort Dix
Figure 4: ATSDR's Exposure Evaluation Process
Figure 5: Water Resource Features Within and Around Fort Dix


ABBREVIATIONS

ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
BRAC Base Realignment and Closure Act
BOMARC Boeing Michigan Aeronautical Research Center
CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
CERFA Community Environmental Response Facilitation Act
CRP community relations plan
CV comparison value
EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
FORSCOM Forces Command
HARP Health Activities Recommendation Panel
IRP installation restoration program
MCL EPA's maximum contaminant level
µg/m3 microgram per cubic meter
NPL National Priorities List
PAH

polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon

PCB polychlorinated biphenyl
PCE tetrachloroethylene
PHAP Public Health Action Plan
POL petroleum, oil, and lubricants
ppb parts per billion
ppm parts per million
RAB Restoration Advisory Board
TCE trichloroethylene
TPH total petroleum hydrocarbons
SVOC semivolatile organic compound
UST underground storage tank
USARC U.S. Army Reserve Command
UXO unexploded ordnance
VOC volatile organic compound

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