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PETITIONED HEALTH CONSULTATION

Public Comment Release

TEN MILE/LANGE/REVERE DRAINAGE SYSTEM
(a/k/a TEN MILE DRAINAGE SYSTEM PCB SPILL)
ST. CLAIR SHORES, MACOMB COUNTY, MICHIGAN
EPA FACILITY ID: MIN000508305

December 20, 2002


Comment Period End Date: February 10, 2003


Prepared by:

Michigan Department of Community Health
Under a Cooperative Agreement with the
Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry


TABLE OF CONTENTS

ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS

SUMMARY

PURPOSE AND HEALTH ISSUES

BACKGROUND

DISCUSSION

COMMUNITY HEALTH CONCERNS

CONCLUSIONS

RECOMMENDATIONS

PREPARERS OF REPORT

REFERENCES

CERTIFICATION


LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1. St. Clair Shores, Macomb County, Michigan

Figure 2. Ten Mile/Lange/Revere Drainage System, St. Clair Shores, Michigan


LIST OF TABLES

Table 1. PCB Concentrations Found in Water Samples Taken from the Ten Mile/Lange/-Revere Drainage System

Table 2. PCB Concentrations Found in Sediment Samples Taken from the Ten Mile/-Lange/Revere Drainage System

Table 3. PCB Concentrations Found in Sediment Samples Taken at Varying Depths from the Lange/Revere Canal

Table 4. PCB Amounts Found in Wipe Samples Taken from the Ten Mile/Lange/Revere Drainage System


LIST OF APPENDICES

Appendix A. "St. Clair Shores Area Residents Uniting to Address PCB Contamination; Citizen Organized Public Forum Announced" (on-line news release)

Appendix B. Inside St. Clair Shores "PCB Information and Investigation: Just the Facts on the 10-Mile Drainage District," May/June 2002

Appendix C. The City of St. Clair Shores "Just the Facts PCB Investigation Update," Volume 1, Issue 3 - May 2002 (letter to residents)

Appendix D. Inside St. Clair Shores "PCB Information and Investigation: Just the Facts on the 10-Mile Drainage District," July/August 2002

Appendix E. Adjustment of MDEQ Groundwater Contact Criteria to Address Children Swimming in the Lange/Revere Canal

Appendix F. Adjustment of MDEQ Residential Direct Contact Criteria to Address Contact with Contaminated Sediments in the Canal

Appendix G. Health-related Questions Received and Answers from MDCH


ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS

1E-3 L/cm2 one milliliter per square centimeter
µg/day micrograms per day
µg/dl micrograms per deciliter
µg/kg micrograms per kilogram
µg/kg/day micrograms per kilogram per day
µg/L micrograms per liter
µg/mg micrograms per milligram
AEd dermal absorption efficiency
AEi ingestion absorption efficiency
AF adherence factor
AT averaging time
ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
BW body weight
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CF conversion factor
CLP Contract Laboratory Program
cm centimeters
cm2 square centimeters
CREG Cancer Risk Evaluation Guide
CSF or SF cancer slope factor
DCC MDEQ Direct Contact Criteria
DF age-adjusted soil dermal factor
ED exposure duration
EF exposure frequency
EFd dermal exposure frequency
EFi ingestion exposure frequency
EV event frequency
GCC MDEQ Groundwater Contact Criteria
IEUBK model Integrated Uptake Exposure Biokinetic Model for Lead in Children
IF age-adjusted soil ingestion factor
kg kilogram
LHRP Lead Hazard Remediation Program
LOAEL Lowest Observed Adverse Effect Level
m2 square meters
MDCH Michigan Department of Community Health
MDEQ Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
MDNR Michigan Department of Natural Resources
MDPH Michigan Department of Public Health
mg/kg milligrams per kilogram
mg/kg-day milligram per kilogram per day
ml milliliter
MRL Minimal Risk Level
NOAEL No Observed Adverse Effect Level
PAH polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon
PCB polychlorinated biphenyl
ppb parts per billion (µg/L)
ppm parts per million (mg/kg)
PWO Macomb County Public Works Office
QA/QC quality assurance/quality control
RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
RfD Reference Dose
SA skin surface area
SP skin penetration per event
START Superfund Technical Assessment and Response Team
SVOC semivolatile organic compound
SWQD Surface Water Quality Division
TFS Toxic Free Shores
THQ target hazard quotient
TR target cancer risk
U.S. EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
VOC volatile organic compound


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