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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

MCGUIRE AIR FORCE BASE #1
WRIGHTSTOWN, BURLINGTON COUNTY, NEW JERSEY
EPA FACILITY ID: NJ0570024018

September 17, 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

RECOMMENDATIONS

PUBLIC HEALTH ACTION PLAN

PREPARERS OF REPORT

REFERENCES

APPENDIX A: GLOSSARY

APPENDIX B: COMPARISON VALUES

APPENDIX C: HEALTH CONSULTATION MCGUIRE AIR FORCE BASE


LIST OF TABLES

Table 1. Evaluation of IRP, AOC, and Other Sites at McGuire Air Force Base

Table 2. Exposure Scenarios at McGuire Air Force Base

Table 3. Exposure Pathways Evaluation Table

Table 4. Maximum Contaminant Concentrations in On-Base Surface Water

Table 5. Maximum Contaminant Concentrations in On-Base or Perimeter Sediment


LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1. Area Map

Figure 2. Demographics

Figure 3. Site Map (Waste Areas Defined)

Figure 4. Site and Surroundings

Figure 5. McGuire Air Force Base Hydrogeologic Cross Section

Figure 6. ATSDR's Exposure Evaluation Process


LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

AOC

area of concern
AFB Air Force Base
ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
BEHP bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate
BOMARC Boeing Michigan Aeronautical Research Center
CRP community relations plan
CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
CREG ATSDR's cancer risk evaluation guide
CV comparison value
DD decision document

DDD

1,1-dichloro-2,2-bis(p-chlorophenyl)ethane
DDE 1,1-dichloro-2,2-bis(p-chlorophenyl)ethylene
DDT 1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-bis(p-chlorophenyl)ethane
DOD U.S. Department of Defense
DRMO Defense Reutilization and Marketing Office
EMEG ATSDR's environmental media evaluation guide
EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
FS feasibility study

IRA

interim remedial action
IRP Installation Restoration Program
JP-4 jet propellant
LF landfill
MCL EPA's maximum contaminant level
ND not detected
NDI nondestructive inspection
NFRAP no further response action planned

NJDEP

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
PAHs polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
PCBs polychlorinated biphenyls
PHA public health assessment
PHAP public health action plan
POL petroleum, oil, and lubricants
ppb parts per billion
ppm parts per million
PRM Potomac/Raritan/Magothy
RAB restoration advisory board
RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
RI remedial investigation
SS site spill
ST storage tank
SVOCs semivolatile organic compounds
TCE trichloroethylene
UST underground storage tank
VOCs volatile organic compounds
WP waste pit
WWTP wastewater treatment plant

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