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PRELIMINARY PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

AMERICAN CREOSOTE WORKS, INCORPORATED
(WINNFIELD PLANT)
WINNFIELD, WINN PARISH, LOUISIANA
CERCLIS NO. LAD000239814

March 9, 1995

Prepared by

Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals
Office of Public Health
Under Cooperative Agreement with the
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

TABLE OF CONTENTS

SUMMARY

BACKGROUND

COMMUNITY HEALTH CONCERNS

ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND OTHER HAZARDS

PATHWAYS ANALYSIS

PUBLIC HEALTH IMPLICATIONS

CONCLUSIONS

RECOMMENDATIONS

PREPARERS OF REPORT

CERTIFICATION

REFERENCES

APPENDIX A - FIGURES

APPENDIX B - RESPONSIVENESS SUMMARY

TABLES

TABLE 1. Contaminant Concentration Range in On-Site Soil (0-3") Samples in parts per billion (ppb)

TABLE 2.1 Contaminant Concentration Range (ppb) in Subsurface Soil Samples (5-20 ft)at the Process Area, Impoundment Area, and the Tarmat Area

TABLE 2.2 Contaminant Concentration (ppb) in Subsurface Soil Samples at the WasteCell Area, Southern Portion Area, and north of Creosote Branch

TABLE 3. Contaminant Reported in On-Site Surface Water

TABLE 4. Contaminants Reported in On-Site Sediment

TABLE 5. Contaminant Concentration in On-Site Groundwater Monitoring Wells

TABLE 6. Contaminants Reported in Off-Site Sediment Samples

TABLE 7. Completed Exposure Pathways

TABLE 8. Potential Exposure Pathways

Table 9. Ratio of average age adjusted death rates between 1989-1991 and 1979-1981 (10age groups, 1980 Louisiana age distribution)

Table 10. Age adjusted death rates of cancer (US-40 direct, 10 age groups) per 100,000 Louisiana residents, 1989-1991 average, 1990 population, Black & White


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