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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

RICKENBACKER AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE (USAF)
(a/k/a RICKENBACKER AIR FORCE BASE)
COLUMBUS, FRANKLIN COUNTY, OHIO
EPA FACILITY ID: OH3571924544

May 25, 2000

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

EVALUATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND POTENTIAL EXPOSURE PATHWAYS

COMMUNITY HEALTH CONCERNS

ATSDR CHILD HEALTH INITIATIVE

CONCLUSIONS

PUBLIC HEALTH ACTION PLAN

REFERENCES

APPENDICES


LIST OF TABLES

Table 1. Exposure Hazards Summary--Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base

Table 2. Exposure Pathways at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base


LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1. Area Map, Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Ohio

Figure 2. Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Ohio

Figure 3. ATSDR's Exposure Evaluation Process

Figure 4. Locations of Installation Restoration Program Sites and Local Production Wells, Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Ohio

Figure 5. Locations of Remedial Investigation Sites, Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Ohio


LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

AFB

Air Force Base
ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
BCT BRAC Clean-up Team
BRAC Base Realignment and Closure
BTEX benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes (aromatic VOCs)
BUSTR Bureau of Underground Storage Tank Regulations
cis-1,2-DCE cis-1,2-dichloroethylene
DDD 1,1-dichloro-2,2-bis(p-chlorophenyl)ethane
DDT 1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-bis(p-chlorophenyl)ethane

EBS

environmental baseline study
EWH exceptional warmwater habitat
FS feasibility study
FUDS Formerly Used Defense Site
IRP Installation Restoration Program
MCL USEPA's maximum contaminant level
NFA no further action
NPL National Priorities List

OARNG

Ohio Army National Guard
OHANG Ohio Air National Guard
OEPA Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
PAH polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
PA preliminary assessment
PCB polychlorinated biphenyls
PHAP Public Health Action Plan
ppb parts per billion
ppm parts per million
RAB Restoration Advisory Board
RANGB Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base
RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
RI remedial investigation
RPA Rickenbacker Port Authority
SI site investigation
SVOC semi-volatile organic compound
TCDD-2,3,7,8 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin
TCE trichloroethylene
TPH total petroleum hydrocarbons
USACE United States Army Corps of Engineers
USAF United States Air Force
USEPA United States Environmental Protection Agency
UST underground storage tank
UWBZ upper water-bearing zone
VOC volatile organic compound


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