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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

D. L. MUD, INCORPORATED
ABBEVILLE, VERMILION PARISH, LOUISIANA
EPA FACILITY ID: LAD981058019

April 11, 2001

Prepared by:

Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals/
Office of Public Health/Section of Environmental Epidemiology and Toxicology
Under Cooperative Agreement with the
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry


TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. SUMMARY

2. BACKGROUND

  1. SITE HISTORY AND DESCRIPTION
  2. SITE VISIT
  3. DEMOGRAPHICS, LAND USE AND NATURAL RESOURCE USE
  4. HEALTH OUTCOME DATA

3. COMMUNITY HEALTH CONCERNS

4. ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND OTHER HAZARDS

  1. ON-SITE CONTAMINATION
  2. OFF-SITE CONTAMINATION
  3. QUALITY ASSURANCE/QUALITY CONTROL
  4. PHYSICAL AND OTHER HAZARDS

5. PATHWAYS ANALYSIS

  1. COMPLETED EXPOSURE PATHWAY
  2. POTENTIAL EXPOSURE PATHWAY

6. PUBLIC HEALTH IMPLICATION

  1. TOXICOLOGICAL EVALUATION
  2. CHILD HEALTH INITIATIVE
  3. HEALTH OUTCOME DATA EVALUATION
  4. COMMUNITY HEALTH CONCERNS EVALUATION

7. CURRENT SITE CONDITIONS

8. CONCLUSIONS

9. RECOMMENDATIONS AND PUBLIC HEALTH ACTIONS

10. PREPARERS OF THE REPORT

11. CERTIFICATION

12. REFERENCES

13. APPENDICES


List of Tables (Appendix A)

Table 1. Population Distribution by Race and Sex

Table 2. Population Distribution by Age Groups

Table 3. Range of Contaminant Concentrations in On-site Surface Soil Samples

Table 4. Range of Contaminant Concentrations in On-site Sediment Samples

Table 5. Range of Contaminant Concentrations in On-site Surface Water Samples

Table 6. Range of Contaminant Concentrations in On-site Ground Water Samples

Table 7. Range of Contaminant Concentrations in Residential Water Supply Wells Sampled by EPA

Table 8. Completed and Potential Exposure Pathways

Table 9. Standardized Incidence Ratios (SIR) for D.L. Mud (Census Tract 9505), 1988-1996. Comparison of Observed and Expected Cancer Incidence Using Louisiana Region IV Rates (1988-1992). All Races.

Table 10. Standardized Incidence Ratios (SIR) for D.L. Mud (Census Tract 9505), 1988-1996. Comparison of Observed and Expected Cancer Incidence Using Louisiana Region IV Rates (1988-1992). Whites Only.


List of Figures (Appendix B)

Figure 1. General Location Map

Figure 2. Surficial Soil Sampling Locations

Figure 3. Contour Intervals of Barium in Surficial Soil

Figure 4. Soil Boring Locations

Figure 5. Area of Discolored Soil in Former Impoundments

Figure 6. Monitor Well Locations

Figure 7. Surface Water Samples

Figure 8. Residential Well Locations


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