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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

SAYREVILLE LANDFILL
SAYREVILLE, MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NEW JERSEY


APPENDICES


APPENDIX A

Figure 1. General Site Location
Figure 1. General Site Location

Figure 2. Site Location
Figure 2. Site Location

Figure 3. Site Plan
Figure 3. Site Plan

Figure 4. Lot Boundaries
Figure 4. Lot Boundaries

Figure 5. Sayreville Landfill
Figure 5. Sayreville Landfill




APPENDIX B

Table 1. Range of Contaminant Levels in On-site Drum Samples

Contaminant Range of Levels (ppm) Comparison Value
ppm Source

Volatile Organics:      

Benzene

35 0.0012 CREG

Chlorobenzene

1.1J 0.004 NJ MCL

Chloroethane

ND    

Ethylbenzene

0.43J-220 3.5 RfD

4-Methyl 2 pentanone

ND    

Vinyl Acetate

ND    

Vinyl Chloride

ND    

Xylenes

0.32J-1200 0.044 NJ MCL


Semi-Volatile Organics
:

     
Benzo(a)pyrene 0.022J-0.087J 0.000006 CREG

BEHP

0.29J-110BJ 0.0025 CREG

Di-n-octylphthalate

ND    

2-Methylphenol

17J-35J 1.8 RfD

4-Methylphenol

370 none none
Napthalene 0.15J-620 0.02 LTHA

Phenanthrene

260J none none

Phenol

68J-81,000J 21 RfD
       
Pesticides:      

Aldrin

ND    

Heptachlor

ND    
       

Metals:

     

Antimony

NA    
Arsenic 1.3-6.6 0.011 RfD

Cadmium

4.7-131 0.007 EMEG

Chromium

6.5-45.9 0.18 RfD
Lead 2.7-1500 0.05 EPA MCL

Nickel

4.1-152 0.1 LTHA

EMEG-ATSDR Environmental Media Evaluation Guide
CREG-ATSDR Cancer Risk Evaluation Guide
RfD-USEPA Reference Dose
LTHA-USEPA Drinking Water Lifetime Health Advisory
EPA MCL-USEPA Maximum Contaminant Level
NJ MCL-New Jersey Maximum Contaminant Level
ppm-parts per million
ND-not detected
NA-not analyzed
J-estimated value

Source: NJDEP Final Report Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study, March 1990.



Table 2. Range of Contaminant Levels in On-site Subsurface Soil Samples


Contaminant Range of Levels (ppm) Comparison Value

ppm

Source

Volatile Organics:      
Benzene 0.001J-0.016 24 CREG
Chlorobenzene 0.01-0.21 14,000 RfD

Chloroethane

ND    

Ethylbenzene

0.005-0.52 70,000 RfD

4 Methyl 2 pentanone

0.01B none none

Vinyl Acetate

0.02-0.16J none none

Vinyl Chloride

ND    

Xylenes

0.05-2.4 1,400,000 RfD
       

Semi-Volatile Organics:

     

Benzo(a)pyrene

0.49J-6.3 0.12 CREG

BEHP

0.68-4.1 50 CREG

Di-n-octylphthalate

ND    

2-Methylphenol

ND    

4-Methylphenol

5 none none

Napthalene

ND    

Phenanthrene

1.3-18J none none

Phenol

0.0001-0.002 420,000 RfD
       

Pesticides:

     

Aldrin

4.39 0.041 CREG

Heptachlor

0.004J-3.98B 0.16 CREG
       

Metals:

     
Antimony 14.1-23.3 10 NJSAL
Arsenic 2.1-19.2 20 NJSAL

Cadmium

1.2-7.9 3 NJSAL

Chromium

2.6-50 100 NJSAL

Lead

3.8-65.7 250-1000 NJSAL

Nickel

8.0-39.3 100 NJSAL

CREG-ATSDR Cancer Risk Evaluation Guide
RfD-USEPA Reference Dose
NJSAL-New Jersey Soil Action Level
ppm-parts per million
ND-not detected
J-estimated value
B-found in the associated blank as well as in the sample

Source: NJDEP Final Report Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study, March 1990.


Table 3. Range of Contaminant Levels in On-site Ground-Water Samples


Contaminant Range of Levels (ppm)   Comparison Value
 

Waste Fill/
Test Pits

Shallow
Aquifer
Intermediate
Aquifer
Deep
Aquifer
ppm Source

Volatile Organics:

           
Benzene 0.01-0.19 0.001J-0.006* ND 0.001J 0.0012 CREG

Chlorobenzene

0.008-0.05 0.004J ND ND 0.004 NJMCL

Chloroethane

0.004J-0.32 0.002J-7.3 ND ND none none

Ethylbenzene

0.005-0.2 ND 0.002J ND 3.5 RfD
4-Methyl-2-pentanone

 0.02

ND ND ND none none

Vinyl Acetate

0.006J-0.02 ND ND ND none none

Vinyl Chloride

0.004J ND ND ND 0.002 NJMCL

Xylenes

0.002J-1.1 0.004J-0.16 ND ND 0.044 NJMCL
             

Semi-Volatile Organics:

           

Benzo(a)pyrene

0.013B 0.011B-0.013 ND 0.012B-0.013B 0.000006 CREG

BEHP

0.005-0.35 0.002-0.032B ND 0.004 0.0025 CREG

Di-n-octyl
phthalate

ND 0.007J-11 ND ND none none

2-Methylphenol

0.096-3.1 ND ND ND 1.8 RfD

4-Methylphenol

0.002-0.22 0.009J ND ND none none

Napthalene

0.005J-0.04 0.007J 0.01J ND 0.02 LTHA

Phenanthrene

0.013 ND ND ND none none

Phenol

0.02-2.3 ND ND ND 21 RfD
             

Pesticides:

           

Aldrin

0.001 ND ND ND 0.0000021 CREG

Heptachlor

0.0002-0.001 ND ND ND 0.0000078 CREG
             

Metals:

           

Antimony

0.089J-0.22J 0.069J-0.546J 0.27J 0.05J-0.1J 0.014 RfD

Arsenic

0.002J-0.008 0.002J-0.025J ND 0.002J-0.032 0.011 RfD

Cadmium

0.006-0.024 0.004J-0.028 0.004J 0.007-0.01 0.007 EMEG

Chromium

0.014J-0.141 0.017J-0.25 0.25-0.3J 0.013J-0.173 0.18 RfD

Lead

0.003B-0.34J 0.002B-0.03N 0.008JB 0.006JB-0.01JB 0.05 EPAMCL

Nickel

0.021J-0.13J 0.011J-0.301 0.24-0.3J 0.019J-0.227 0.1 LTHA

EMEG-ATSDR Environmental Media Evaluation Guide
CREG-ATSDR Cancer Risk Evaluation Guide
RfD-USEPA Reference Dose
LTHA-USEPA Drinking Water Lifetime Health Advisory
EPA MCL-USEPA Maximum Contaminant Level
NJ MCL-New Jersey Maximum Contaminant Level
ppm-parts per million
ND-not detected
J-estimated value
B-found in the associated blank as well as in the sample
JB-estimated value due to blank contamination
*-duplicate out of control limits
N-spike recovery out of control limits

Source: NJDEP Final Report Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study, March 1990.



Table 4. Range of Contaminant Levels in Sewer Water Samples

Contaminant Range of Levels (ppm) Comparison Value
ppm Source

Volatile Organics:

     

Benzene

ND    

Chlorobenzene

ND    

Chloroethane

ND    

Ethylbenzene

ND    

4 Methyl 2 pentanone

ND    

Vinyl Acetate

ND    

Vinyl Chloride

ND    
Xylenes 0.03 0.044 NJ MCL
       

Semi-Volatile Organics:

     

Benzo(a)pyrene

ND    

BEHP

0.020-0.036 0.0025 CREG

Di-n-octylphthalate

ND    

2-Methylphenol

ND    
4-Methylphenol 0.052-0.096 none none

Napthalene

0.003 0.02 LTHA

Phenanthrene

ND    

Phenol

0.019-1.32 21 RfD
       

Pesticides:

     

Aldrin

ND    
Heptachlor ND    
       
Metals:      

Antimony

0.044-0.16 0.014 RfD
Arsenic 0.041 0.011 RfD

Cadmium

0.006-0.13 0.007 EMEG

Chromium

0.029-0.081 0.18 RfD

Lead

0.235-1.61 0.05 EPA MCL
Nickel 0.034-0.116 0.1 LTHA

EMEG-ATSDR Environmental Media Evaluation Guide
CREG-ATSDR Cancer Risk Evaluation Guide
RfD-USEPA Reference Dose
LTHA-USEPA Drinking Water Lifetime Health Advisory
EPA MCL-USEPA Maximum Contaminant Level
NJ MCL-New Jersey Maximum Contaminant Level
ppm-parts per million
ND-not detected
J-estimated value
B-found in the associated blank as well as in the sample

Source: NJDEP Final Report Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study, March 1990.



Table 5. Range of Contaminant Levels in Off-site Surface Water Samples

Contaminant Range of Levels (ppm) Comparison Value
ppm Source

Volatile Organics:

     

Benzene

0.003J 0.0012 CREG
Chlorobenzene ND    

Chloroethane

0.002J none none
Ethylbenzene ND    
4 Methyl 2 pentanone ND    
Vinyl Acetate ND    

Vinyl Chloride

ND

   
Xylenes ND    
       
Semi-Volatile Organics:      

Benzo(a)pyrene

ND    

BEHP

0.1-0.9 0.0025 CREG

Di-n-octylphthalate

0.056 none none

2-Methylphenol

ND    
4-Methylphenol ND    

Napthalene

ND    

Phenanthrene

ND    
Phenol ND    
       
Pesticides:      
Aldrin ND    
Heptachlor ND    
       

Metals:

     
Antimony ND    

Arsenic

ND    
Cadmium 0.01-0.086 0.007 EMEG
Chromium 0.01-0.04 0.18 RfD
Lead 0.01J-0.25 0.05 EPA MCL
Nickel 0.02J-0.03J 0.1 LTHA

EMEG-ATSDR Environmental Media Evaluation Guide
CREG-ATSDR Cancer Risk Evaluation Guide
RfD-USEPA Reference Dose
LTHA-USEPA Drinking Water Lifetime Health Advisory
EPA MCL-USEPA Maximum Contaminant Level
NJ MCL-New Jersey Maximum Contaminant Level
ppm-parts per million
ND-not detected
J-estimated value
B-found in the associated blank as well as in the sample

Source: NJDEP Final Report Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study, March 1990.


Table 6. Range of Contaminant Levels in Sediment Samples

Contaminant Range of Levels (ppm) Comparison Value

ppm

Source

Volatile Organics:

     

Benzene

ND    
Chlorobenzene 0.01 14,000 RfD

Chloroethane

ND    
Ethylbenzene ND    

4 Methyl 2 pentanone

0.08 none none

Vinyl Acetate

ND    

Vinyl Chloride

ND    

Xylenes

0.01 1,400,000 RfD
       

Semi-Volatile Organics:

     

Benzo(a)pyrene

ND    

BEHP

0.23JB-16 50 CREG
Di-n-octylphthalate ND    
2-Methylphenol ND    
4-Methylphenol ND    
Napthalene ND    
Phenanthrene 0.07-2.1 none none

Phenol

ND    
       

Pesticides:

     

Aldrin

ND    

Heptachlor

ND    
       

Metals:

     
Antimony 71.6N-93.2N 10 NJSAL

Arsenic

3.4-92.7N 20 NJSAL

Cadmium

19.6 3 NJSAL
Chromium 14.2-347JB 100 NJSAL

Lead

13.5N*-762J 250-1000 NJSAL
Nickel 15.6-79.9JB 100 NJSAL

CREG-ATSDR Cancer Risk Evaluation Guide
RfD-USEPA Reference Dose
NJSAL-New Jersey Soil Action Level
ppm-parts per million
ND-not detected
J-estimated value
B-found in the associated blank as well as in the sample
JB-estimated value due to blank contamination
*-duplicate out of control limits
N-spike recovery out of control limits

Source: NJDEP Final Report Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study, March 1990.


Table 7. Potential Exposure Pathways

EXPOSURE PATHWAY ELEMENTS

TIME
Source Environmental
Media
Point of
Exposure
Route of
Exposure
Exposed
Population
Sayreville
Landfill
(SL)
Subsurface
Soil
Wastefill Skin contact
Ingestion
Inhalation
Sayreville and
South River
Residents, and
Nearby Workers
Past
Present
Future
SL Surface Water South River
Duck Creek
Pond Creek
Skin Contact
Ingestion
Sayreville and
South River
Residents
Past
Present
Future
SL Sediments South River
Duck Creek
Pond Creek
Skin Contact
Ingestion
Sayreville and
South River
Residents
Past
Present
Future
SL Ambient Air South River
Residences and
Businesses,
Nearby
Businesses
Inhalation South River
Residents and
Workers, and
Nearby Workers
Past
Present
Future



APPENDIX C

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APPENDIX D

RESPONSE SUMMARY

This response summary represents those comments and reactions to the Public Health Assessment received during the public comment period described in the Community Concerns Evaluation section. In some cases, similar commentary was received from various sources, while other concerns were specific to individuals or groups. Comments and concerns have been grouped by content and are followed by the consequent response.

Comment:

Comments were received indicating that the Public Health Assessment had incorrectly listed the Celotex Corporation, or it's subsidiary Insul-Caustic Company, as an owner or operator of the Sayreville Landfill site.

Response:

All references to the Celotex Corporation, or it's subsidiary Insul-Caustic Company, as an owner or operator of the Sayreville Landfill site have been deleted.

The following comments were received from the Borough of Sayreville:

Comment:

The Borough believes that the shallow aquifer near the Sayreville Landfill should not be considered a potential future source of drinking water due to the documented salt water intrusion of the aquifer.

Response:

A reference to salt water intrusion has been made in the Public Health Assessment.

Comment:

The Borough believes that the report of illegal dumping of "hazardous materials" after closure of the landfill is incorrect.

Response:

A change was made to the Public Health Assessment to reflect the unknown nature of the material illegally dumped at the landfill.

Comment:

The Borough believes that the description of the original landfill closure was not accurate since it did not mention the foot of clay that was placed on the side slopes of the landfill.

Response:

A change was made to the Public Health Assessment to make reference to the addition of the foot of clay.

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