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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

CORNHUSKER ARMY AMMUNITION PLANT
GRAND ISLAND, HALL COUNTY, NEBRASKA
EPA FACILITY ID: NE2213820234

September 30, 1992

Prepared by:

FEDERAL PROGRAMS BRANCH
DIVISION OF HEALTH ASSESSMENT AND CONSULTATION
AGENCY FOR TOXIC SUBSTANCES AND DISEASE REGISTRY


TABLE OF CONTENTS

LIST OF TABLES

LIST OF FIGURES

SUMMARY

BACKGROUND

COMMUNITY HEALTH CONCERNS

ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND OTHER HAZARDS

PATHWAYS ANALYSIS

PUBLIC HEALTH IMPLICATIONS

CONCLUSIONS

RECOMMENDATIONS

PUBLIC HEALTH ACTION

PREPARERS OF REPORT

REFERENCES

APPENDIX A. DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

APPENDIX B. HEALTH STATISTICS

APPENDIX C. COMMENTS ON CORNHUSKER ARMY AMMUNITION PLANT PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT


LIST OF TABLES

TABLE 1. Designated Study Areas for the CAAP Institutional Restoration Program

TABLE 2. Impurities and breakdown products of RDX and TNT

TABLE 3. Soil Contamination Detected in LAP Area, Fall 1990

TABLE 4. Examples of Soil Contamination Detected in Study Areas, Fall 1990

TABLE 5. Comparison of Proposed Analytes to RDX and TNT Impurities and Breakdown Products*

TABLE 6. Summary of groundwater sampling for RDX/TNT (1982-1984), VOCs (1984-1987)

TABLE 7. Highest Concentrations of Contaminants Detected in Off-Post Public and Private Water Supplies

TABLE 8. Completed Exposure Pathway

TABLE 9. Potential Exposure Pathways


LIST OF FIGURES

FIGURE 1. General Location of Cornhusker Army Ammunition Plant

FIGURE 2. Environmental Study Areas, Cornhusker Army Ammunition Plant

FIGURE 3. Soil Map of Hall County, Nebraska

FIGURE 4. RDX Area Map


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