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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

NORTON AIR FORCE BASE
NORTON AIR FORCE BASE, SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA
EPA FACILITY ID: CA4570024345

May 29, 1998

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

COMMUNITY HEALTH CONCERNS AND POTENTIAL EXPOSURE PATHWAYS

CONCLUSIONS

PUBLIC HEALTH ACTION PLAN

PREPARERS OF REPORT

REFERENCES

TABLES

FIGURES

APPENDIX A: GLOSSARY

APPENDIX B: COMPARISON VALUES

APPENDIX C: ESTIMATES OF HUMAN EXPOSURE DOSE AND DETERMINATION OF HEALTH EFFECTS OF PAST CONSUMPTION OF TCE-CONTAMINATED GROUNDWATER

APPENDIX D: RESPONSES TO PUBLIC COMMENTS


LIST OF TABLES

Table 1: Evaluation of Potential Public Health Hazards Associated with the Installation Restoration Program Sites and Area of Concern Sites

Table 2: Population Data: Norton AFB and Surrounding Areas, 1990

Table 3: Housing Data: Norton AFB and Surrounding Areas, 1990

Table 4: Wells on and in the Vicinity of the Norton AFB TCE Plume Area

Table 5: Potential Exposure Pathways Associated With Norton AFB

Table 6: Summary of Contaminants in Norton On-Base Drinking Water Wells

Table 7: Summary of Contaminants in Riverside Municipal Drinking Water Wells

Table 8: Summary of Contaminants in Norton AFB On- Base and Off-Base Monitoring Wells


LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1: Regional map showing location of Norton AFB

Figure 2: Location of Installation Restoration Program Sites and Area of Concern Sites

Figure 3: Norton AFB abandoned wells and excavation locations

Figure 4: Demographics map

Figure 5: ATSDR's exposure evaluation process

Figure 6: Production wells on and in the vicinity of Norton AFB

Figure 7: Hydrostratigraphy of the Bunker Hill Groundwater Basin

Figure 8: TCE contaminant plume - August 1993

Figure 9: TCE contaminant plume - April 1995


LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

AAVS Aerospace Audiovisual Services
ACCS Air Combat Camera Services
AFB Air Force Base
AOC area of concern
AT averaging time
ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
bgs below ground surface
BW body weight
CBA Central Base Area
CPF cancer potency factor
CREG ATSDR's Cancer Risk Evaluation Guide
DCB 1,2-dichlorobenzene
DCE dichloroethylene
DDT 4,4-dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane
ED exposure dose
EE/CA engineering evaluation/cost analysis
EF exposure frequency
EMEG ATSDR's Environmental Media Evaluation Guide
EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
GAC granular activated carbon
GCA Gage Canal Area
GPR ground penetrating radar
IR ingestion rate
IRP Installation Restoration Program
IWTP Industrial Waste Treatment Plant
MCL EPA's Maximum Contaminant Level
µg/L micrograms per liter
mg/kg/day milligram per kilogram per day
MLW multilevel well
MRL ATSDR's Minimal Risk Level
MW monitoring well
NPL National Priorities List
PAH polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon
PCBs polychlorinated biphenyls
pCi/L picocuries per liter
PCE tetrachloroethylene
PHAP public health action plan
ppb parts per billion
ppm parts per million
RAB Restoration Advisory Board
RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
RI remedial investigation
RMEG ATSDR's Reference Dose Media Evaluation Guide
SVE soil vapor extraction
SWAP satellite waste accumulation point
sVOC semi-volatile organic compound
1,1,1-TCA trichloroethane
TCE trichloroethylene
TCG target cleanup goal
TCLP Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure
THE total extractable hydrocarbon
TPH total petroleum hydrocarbon
UST underground storage tank
UTL upper tolerance limit
VOC volatile organic compound

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