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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

JOLIET ARMY AMMUNITION PLANT (MANUFACTURING AREA)
EPA FACILITY ID: IL7213820460
AND
JOLIET ARMY AMMUNITION PLANT (LAP AREA)
EPA FACILITY ID: IL0210090049
JOLIET, WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS

September 28, 2001

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

ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND POTENTIAL PATHWAYS OF EXPOSURE

ATSDR CHILD HEALTH INITIATIVE

COMMUNITY HEALTH CONCERNS

CONCLUSIONS and RECOMMENDATIONS

PUBLIC HEALTH ACTION PLAN

PREPARERS OF REPORT

REFERENCES

TABLES

FIGURES

APPENDIX A. Comparison Values

APPENDIX B. Glossary


LIST OF TABLES

Table 1. No Further Action Sites at Joliet Army Ammunition Plant
Table 2. Evaluation of Potential Public Health Hazards at Joliet Army Ammunition Depot
Table 3. Potential Exposure Pathway
Table 4. Summary of Soil Contaminants at JOAAP Sites by SRU and Future Land Use
Table 5. Maximum Contaminant Concentrations in Soil at the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
Table 6. Maximum Contaminant Concentrations in Soil at the Industrial Park Areas


LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1. Regional Location of Joliet Army Ammunition Plant
Figure 2. Manufacturing Area at Joliet Army Ammunition Plant
Figure 3. Load-Assemble Area at Joliet Army Ammunition Plant
Figure 4. Population Demographics in a One-Mile Radius Buffer Zone Around JOAAP


LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
CV comparison value
DNT dinitrotoluene
EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
GMZ groundwater management zone

GOCO

government-owned, contractor-operated
GRU groundwater remedial unit
HRAT Health Risk Assessment Team
IAAP Iowa Army Ammunition Plant
IEPA Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
JOAAP Joliet Army Ammunition Plant
LAP load-assemble-package
MCL EPA's maximum contaminant level
MFG manufacturing
MNTP Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
NT nitrotoluene
OU operable unit
PCB polychlorinated biphenyls
PHA public health assessment

PHAP

Public Health Action Plan
ppb parts per billion
PRG preliminary remedial goal
RAB Restoration Advisory Board
RDX cyclotrimethylene-trinitramine
RfD EPA's reference dose
RG remedial goal
ROD Record of Decision
SRU soil remedial unit
SVOCs semivolatile organic compounds
TNT 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene
USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture
UXO unexploded ordnance
VA Veterans Administration
VOCs volatile organic compounds
WSW water supply well

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