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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

POTTER COMPANY
WESSON, COPIAH COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI
CERCLIS No. MSD056029648

January 11, 1995

Prepared by

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Public Health Service
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Atlanta, Georgia

Table of Contents

SUMMARY

BACKGROUND

A. Site Description And History
B. Site Visit
C. Demographics, Land Use, and Natural Resources Use
D. Health Outcome Data

COMMUNITY HEALTH CONCERNS

ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND OTHER HAZARDS

A. On-Site Contamination
B. Off-Site Contamination
C. Quality Assurance and Quality Control
D. Physical and Other Hazards
E. Review of Toxic Chemical Release Inventory (TRI) Data

PATHWAYS ANALYSES

A. Completed Environmental Exposure Pathways
B. Potential Environmental Exposure Pathways
C. No Known Environmental Exposure Pathways

PUBLIC HEALTH IMPLICATIONS

A. Toxicological Evaluation
B. Health Outcome Data Evaluation
C. Community Health Concerns Evaluation

CONCLUSIONS

RECOMMENDATIONS

PREPARERS OF REPORT

REFERENCES

APPENDICES

Appendix 1 - Figure 1, 2 and 3
Appendix 2 - Health Comparison Values
Appendix 3 - Calculation of Estimated Exposure Doses
Appendix 4 - Response to Public Comments


List of Tables

Table 1 - Environmental Contaminants Detected Above Health
Comparison Values at the Proposed Potter Company National
Priorities List Site
Table 2 - Environmental Contaminants Detected Above Health
Comparison Values in the Surrounding Community Near
the Proposed Potter Company National Priorities List Site
Table 3 - Environmental Contaminants Detected Above Health
Comparison Values in the Wesson Municipal Drinking
Water Wells, the Wesson Municipal Drinking Water
Distribution System, and in Residential Drinking Water Wells
Table 4 - Completed Environmental Exposure Pathways at the
Proposed Potter Company National Priorities List Site
Table 5 - Potential Environmental Exposure Pathways at the
Proposed Potter Company National Priorities List Site
Table 6 - Calculation of Estimated Exposure Doses


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