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PETITIONED PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

ALASKA PULP CORPORATION
SITKA, SITKA COUNTY, ALASKA
CERCLIS NO. AKD009252487

October 16, 1998

Prepared by:

Petition Response Section
Exposure Investigation and Consultation Branch
Division of Health Assessment and Consultation
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry


TABLE OF CONTENTS

LIST OF ACRONYMS

SUMMARY

COMMUNITY HEALTH CONCERNS

PURPOSE AND HEALTH ISSUES

BACKGROUND

    Site Description
    Public Water System in Sitka, Alaska

DISCUSSION

    Completed Exposure to Dioxin in the Blue Lake Water Supply
    Environmental Data
    Water Samples from Blue Lake
    Sediment Samples from Blue Lake
    Measures of Suspended Particulate Material: Turbidity and Total Suspended Solids
    Public Health Implications
    ATSDR Child Health Initiative

CONCLUSIONS

RECOMMENDATIONS

PUBLIC HEALTH ACTION PLAN

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

REFERENCES

SITE TEAM/AUTHORS

APPENDIX A

    Safe Drinking Water Act
    ATSDR Methods Summary
    Glossary

APPENDIX B - List of Figures & Tables

    1: Blue Lake Vicinity Map
    2: Alaska Pulp Company Intro Map
    3: Blue Lake Topographical Map
    4: Blue Lake Water Supply Overall System Schematic
    5: Sediment Sampling Locations for Blue Lake
    6: Dioxin Furan Results for Sediment Samples
    Table 1: Turbidity in City of Sitka Water Supply 1992-1996

LIST OF ACRONYMS

ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
APC Alaska Pulp Company
SDWA Safe Drinking Water Act
TSS Total Suspended Solids
ppt Parts per Trillion
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
TEQs Toxic Equivalence
NTU Nephelometric Turbidity Units
MRL Minimum Risk Level
MCL Maximum Contaminant Level


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