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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

CASTLE AIR FORCE BASE
ATWATER, MERCED COUNTY, CALIFORNIA
EPA FACILITY ID: CA3570024551

March 29, 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

EVALUATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND POTENTIAL EXPOSURE PATHWAYS

ATSDR CHILD HEALTH INITIATIVE

CONCLUSIONS

PUBLIC HEALTH ACTION PLAN

PREPARERS OF REPORT

REFERENCES

APPENDICES


LIST OF TABLES

Table 1. Summary of Exposure Pathways at Castle Air Force Base


LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1. Area Map, Castle AFB, California

Figure 2. Castle AFB, California

Figure 3. ATSDR's Exposure Evaluation Process

Figure 4. Locations of Suspected Groundwater Plumes, Castle AFB, California

Figure 5. Locations of the RI/FS Sites, Castle AFB, California

Figure 6. Locations of Remediated Groundwater Plumes and SCOU Sites, Castle AFB, California


LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS
AFB Air Force Base
ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
BEPH bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate
bgs below ground surface
Bldg. building
BTEX benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes (aromatic VOCs)
CADHS California Department of Health Services
CAFB Castle Air Force Base
CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of (also known as Superfund)
CFC chloroflurohydrocarbon
CFC12 dichlorodifluoromethane
cis-1,2-DCE cis-1,2-dichloroethylene
CPF cancer potency factor
CREG ATSDR's cancer risk evaluation guide
CVLF Castle Vista Land Fill
CVR Central Valley Region
DA discharge area
DP disposal pit
EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
EPAIII Environmental Protection Agency, Region III
ETC Earth Technology Corporation
F aircraft maintenance site
FEIS Final Environmental Impact Statement: Disposal and Reuse of Castle AFB
FFA Federal Facility Agreement
FS feasibility study
FSp fuel spill
FTA fire training area
gmp gallons per minute
H gasoline station
HSZ hydrostratigraphic zone
HWS hazardous waste storage area
IRP Installation Restoration Program
IWL industrial waste line
JP-4 jet fuel
kg kilogram
LF landfill
LOAEL lowest observed adverse effect level
LOX liquid oxygen
MCL EPA's maximum contaminant level
mg/kg/day milligrams per kilogram per day
MRL ATSDR's minimal risk level
NFA no further action
NPL National Priorities List
OU operable unit
PAH polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
PA/SI preliminary assessment/site inspection
PCB polychlorinated biphenyls
PCE tetrachloroethylene
PFFA POL Fuel Farm Area
PHAP Public Health Action Plan
POL petroleum, oil, and lubricants
ppb parts per billion
ppm parts per million
PW production well
RAB Restoration Advisory Board
RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
RfD EPA's reference dose
RI remedial investigation
RD/RA remedial design and remedial action
RWQCB California Regional Water Quality Control Board
SA storage area
SCOU Source Control Operable Unit
SDS storm drainage system
SS sanitary sewer line
ST stain
SVE soil vapor extraction
SVOC semi-volatile organic compound
SWMU Solid Waste Management Unit
TBV threshold background level
TCC Test Cell Center
TCE trichloroethylene
TEPH total extractable petroleum hydrocarbons
TPH total petroleum hydrocarbons
TVPH total volatile petroleum hydrocarbons
TRC Technical Review Committee
UFL underground fuel leak
USAF United States Air Force
UST underground storage tank
VOC volatile organic compound

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