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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT
ANNISTON, ALABAMA
CERCLIS NO. AL3210020027

January 12, 1999

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

    Site Description and History
    Demographics and Land Use
    ATSDR Involvement
    Quality Assurance and Quality Control

EVALUATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND POTENTIAL EXPOSURE PATHWAYS

    Introduction
    Groundwater Contamination
    Surface Water and Sediment Contamination at Dry Creek
    On-Site Soil Contamination

COMMUNITY HEALTH CONCERNS

ATSDR CHILD HEALTH INITIATIVE

CONCLUSIONS

PUBLIC HEALTH ACTION PLAN

PREPARERS OF REPORT

REFERENCES

TABLES

FIGURES

APPENDIX A. Glossary

APPENDIX B. Comparison Values

APPENDIX C. Responses to Public Comments


LIST OF TABLES

Table 1. Evaluation of Potential Public Health Hazards Associated With Operable Unit Sites
Table 2. Potential Exposure Pathways
Table 3. Summary of Contaminants in On-Site (SIA) Groundwater
Table 4. Summary of Contaminants in Off-Site Groundwater
Table 5. Public Water Supplies in Calhoun County
Table 6. Summary of Contaminants in Surface Water in Dry Creek
Table 7. Summary of Contaminants in Sediment in Dry Creek
Table 8. Summary of Contaminants in On-Site (SIA) Soil


LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1. ANAD Area
Figure 2. ANAD Site
Figure 3. Southeast Industrial Area
Figure 4. ATSDR's Exposure Evaluation Process


LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

ADEM Alabama Department of Environmental Management
ADPH Alabama Department of Public Health
ANAD Anniston Army Depot
ASA Ammunition Storage Area
ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980
CREG ATSDR's cancer risk evaluation guide

CRP

community relations plan
1,2-DCE 1,2-dichloroethylene
DNAPL dense nonaqueous phase liquid

DOD

Department of Defense

EMEG

ATSDR's environmental media evaluation guide
EPA United States Environmental Protection Agency
FS feasibility study
HMX high melting explosives
IRP Installation Restoration Program
MCL EPA's maximum contaminant level
NA data not available
NCEH National Center for Environmental Health
ND no detected
NPL National Priorities List
OUs operable units
PAHs polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons

PCBs

polychlorinated biphenyls

PHA

public health assessment
PHAP public health action plan
ppb parts per billion
ppm parts per million
RAB Restoration Advisory Board

RCRA

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

RD/RA

remedial design and remedial action
RI remedial investigation

RMEG

ATSDR's reference dose media evaluation guide
SIA southeast industrial area
SVOC semivolatile organic compound
SWMUs solid waste management units
TCE trichloroethylene
USAEC United States Army Environmental Center
VOCs volatile organic compounds


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