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PETITIONED PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

AMERICAN CHEMICAL SERVICES INC.
GRIFFITH, LAKE COUNTY, INDIANA
CERCLIS NO. IND016360265

August 29, 1994

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 RESOURCE 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

PATHWAYS ANALYSES

    A. ENVIRONMENTAL PATHWAYS (Fate and Transport)
    B. HUMAN EXPOSURE PATHWAYS

PUBLIC HEALTH IMPLICATIONS

    A. TOXICOLOGIC EVALUATION
    B. HEALTH OUTCOME DATA EVALUATION
    C. COMMUNITY HEALTH CONCERNS EVALUATION

CONCLUSIONS

RECOMMENDATIONS

PREPARERS OF REPORT

REFERENCES

APPENDIX


LIST OF TABLES

TABLE 1 - RANGE OF CONTAMINANT CONCENTRATIONS IN ON-SITE WASTE MATERIAL AND SUBSURFACE SOIL

TABLE 2 - RANGE OF CONTAMINANT CONCENTRATIONS IN ON-SITE LEACHATE

TABLE 3 - RANGE OF CONTAMINANT CONCENTRATIONS IN ON-SITE SURFACE WATER AND SEDIMENT

TABLE 4 - RANGE OF CONTAMINANT CONCENTRATIONS ON-SITE GROUNDWATER

Table 5 - RANGE OF CONTAMINATION CONCENTRATIONS IN OFF-SITE MONITORING WELLS AND THE PRIVATE INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY WELL


LIST OF FIGURES

FIGURE 1 - LOCATION MAP FOR THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SERVICES NPL SITE, GRIFFITH, INDIANA

FIGURE 2 - LOCATION MAP OF THE PROBABLE WASTE DISPOSAL AREAS AT THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SERVICES NPL SITE, GRIFFITH, INDIANA

FIGURE 3 - LOCATION MAP OF PRIVATE WELLS NEAR THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SERVICES NPL SITE, GRIFFITH, INDIANA

FIGURE 4 - LOCATION MAP OF THE GROUNDWATER SAMPLING POINTS AT THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SERVICES NPL SITE, GRIFFITH, INDIANA


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