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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

NAVAL AIR STATION FALLON
(a/k/a FALLON NAVAL AIR STATION)
FALLON, CHURCHILL COUNTY, NEVADA
EPA FACILITY ID: NV9170022173

July 18, 2003

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

COMMUNITY HEALTH CONCERNS

CHILD HEALTH CONSIDERATIONS

CONCLUSIONS

RECOMMENDATIONS

PUBLIC HEALTH ACTION PLAN

PREPARERS OF REPORT

REFERENCES

TABLES

FIGURES

APPENDIX A: LIST OF COMPARISON VALUES

APPENDIX B: GLOSSARY

APPENDIX C: EVALUATION OF AIRCRAFT EMISSIONS FROM NAVAL AIR STATION FALLON

APPENDIX D: KEROSENE-BASED JET FUEL: JET PROPULSION FUEL-8 (JP-8) AND COMMERCIAL JET FUEL (JET A)

APPENDIX E: RESPONSE TO PUBLIC COMMENTS


LIST OF TABLES

Table 1. Evaluation of Potential Public Health Hazards Associated with the 21 IRP Sites at NASF

Table 2. Summary of Potential Exposure Pathways at NASF

Table 3. Summary of Contaminants Detected Above ATSDR's CV's in Groundwater Monitoring Wells at NASF

Table 4. Summary of Contaminants Detected in Surface Water and Sediment Above ATSDR's CV's: Collected from 8 Locations In the Lower diagonal Drain (LD) and the LD#1 Drain

Table 5. Estimated Emission Rates and Annual Average Ambient Air Concentrations

Table 6. Jettisoning Events at NAS Fallon 1986 - 2001


LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1. NASF Location Map

Figure 2. NASF Site Map

Figure 3. Fallon Area Wind Rose

Figure 4. Location of NASF Drinking Water Supply Wells

Figure 5. ATSDR's Exposure Evaluation Process

Figure 6. Location of On-site Groundwater Plumes

Figure 7. Locations of Areas where Jettisoning Occurred - 1986 - 2001

Figure 8. F-16 Venting Fuel During Refueling Activity

Figure 9. F-14 Exhaust Plume

Figure 10. EA-6 Vapor Trail

Figure 11. F-14 Emitting Heat Plume

Figure 12. F-14 Dropping Flares


LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

agl above ground level
AIRS Aerometric Information Retrieval System
ALL acute lymphocytic leukemia
AML acute myelogenous leukemia
ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
bgs below ground surface
CVs ATSDR's comparison values
EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
HC Health Consultation
IRP Installation Restoration Program
MCL EPA's maximum contaminant level
MW monitoring well
NAAS Naval Air Auxiliary Station
NAAQS National Ambient Air Quality Standards
NASF Naval Air Station Fallon
NAC Nevada Administrative Code
NPL national priorities list
NSHD Nevada State Health Division
PA/SI preliminary assessment/site inspection
PHA Public Health Assessment
PHAP Public Health Action Plan
PCBs polychlorinated biphenyls
PM10 particulate matter less than 10 microns
ppb parts per billion
ppm parts per million
RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
RI remedial investigation
ROD record of decision
SVOCs semi-volatile organic compounds
SWMU solid waste management unit
TCE trichloroethylene
TPH total petroleum hydrocarbons
TSP total suspended particulates
VOCs volatile organic compounds


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