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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

AUSTIN, CITY OF-HOLLY STREET POWER
(a/k/a HOLLY STREET POWER PLANT)
AUSTIN, TRAVIS COUNTY, TEXAS
CERCLIS # TXD988024014

December 3, 1999

Prepared by:

The Texas Department of Health
Under Cooperative Agreement with the
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry


TABLE OF CONTENTS

LIST OF TABLES

LIST OF FIGURES

SUMMARY

ATSDR PUBLIC HEALTH CONCLUSION CATEGORIES

BACKGROUND

Site Description and History

Site Visit

Demographics and Land Use

Health Outcome Data

COMMUNITY HEALTH CONCERNS

ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND OTHER HAZARDS

Contaminants of Concern

Physical and Other Hazards

Quality Assurance and Quality Control


PATHWAYS ANALYSES

Potential Exposure Pathways


PUBLIC HEALTH IMPLICATIONS

Toxicological Evaluation

Evaluation of Physical and Other Hazards

Health Outcome Data Evaluation

Community Health Concerns Evaluation

ATSDR's CHILD HEALTH INITIATIVE

CONCLUSIONS

RECOMMENDATIONS

Cease/Reduce Exposure

Site Characterization

Other Public Health Actions

PREPARERS OF THE REPORT

REFERENCES

GLOSSARY OF TERMS

FIGURES


LIST OF TABLES

TABLE 1: Holly Street Power Plant Fuel Oil Use 1989-1993

TABLE 2: Summary of TNRCC Modeled and Background Air Concentrations

TABLE 3: Polychlorinated Biphenyl Sample Results

TABLE 4: Calculated Maximum Magnetic-Field Strengths

TABLE 5: Comparison of Time-Weighted Noise Levels (Ldn)

TABLE 6: Projected Time-Weighted (Ldn) Noise Impacts

TABLE 7: Potential Exposure Pathways

TABLE 8: Number of Observed and Expected Cancer Cases

TABLE 9: Age Distribution for Selected Cancers in Austin, Texas, 78702


LIST OF FIGURES

FIGURE 1: Magnetic Field Strengths Near Holly Power Plant

FIGURE 2: Holly Street Power Plant Site Map

FIGURE 3: U.S. Electric Power Consumption and Age Adjusted Leukemia Mortality in U.S. Children (ages 0-19), 1920-1990

FIGURE 4: U.S. Electric Power Consumption and Age Adjusted CNS/Brain Cancer Mortality in U.S. Children (ages 0-19), 1920-1990


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