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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT
RAYMARK INDUSTRIES
STRATFORD, FAIRFIELD COUNTY, CONNECTICUT
CERCLIS NO. CTD001186618

September 25, 1996

Prepared by

Connecticut Department of Public Health
Under Cooperative Agreement with the
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry


TABLE OF CONTENTS

SUMMARY

BACKGROUND

A. SITE DESCRIPTION AND HISTORY

    Raymark Industries, Inc.
    Off-Site Locations
    Additional Site Investigations
    ATSDR Involvement
    Agency Coordination

B. PUBLIC HEALTH ACTIONS TAKEN DURING HEALTH ASSESSMENT PROCESS

    Interim Actions and Permanent Remedies Taken at Priority Areas
    Additional Sites
    Residential Properties
    Fish Advisory
    Voluntary Blood Lead Clinics
    Clinical Evaluation of Stratford Residents
    Clinical Evaluation of Public Works Employees
    Follow-up Study of Birth Weight and Selected Cancer Incidence Using
          Geographic Information System Technology
    Enhanced Site Evaluations Using Geographic Information Systems

C. DEMOGRAPHICS, LAND USE AND NATURAL RESOURCES USE

D. HEALTH OUTCOME DATA

    Voluntary Blood Lead Screening
    Cancer Incidence Studies
    Birth Defects

E. RESPONDING TO COMMUNITY HEALTH CONCERNS

ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND OTHER HAZARDS

A. ON-SITE CONTAMINATION/RAYMARK FACILITY

    Soil
    Ambient Air
    Groundwater

B. OFF-SITE CONTAMINATION

    Surface Soil
    Groundwater
    Indoor Dust
    Fish and Shellfish
    Sediment
    Ambient Air

C. QUALITY ASSURANCE AND QUALITY CONTROL

D. PHYSICAL HAZARDS

PATHWAY ANALYSIS

A. COMPLETED EXPOSURES

    Residents Living in Homes Where Surface Soil was Found to be Contaminated
      Soil Pathway
      Indoor Dust
    Public Works Employees
      Soil Pathway
    Children, Faculty and Staff at Wooster Junior High School
      Soil Pathway
    Members of Housatonic Boat Club
      Soil Pathway
    Anglers
      Fish Pathway
    Team Members that Played on Raybestos Memorial Field
      Soil Pathway
    Workers/Spada and Morgan Francis Area
      Soil Pathway
    Stratford Residents
      Soil Pathway
    Workers at the Raymark Facility
      Soil Pathway

B. POTENTIAL EXPOSURES

    Workers at the Raymark Facility
      Soil Pathway
      Ambient Air Pathway
    Residents Living Near the Raymark Facility
      Ambient Air Pathway
      Indoor Air Pathway
    Trespassers at the Raymark Facility
      Soil Pathway
    Utility Workers
      Soil Pathway

C. ELIMINATED EXPOSURES

    Groundwater Pathway

PUBLIC HEALTH IMPLICATIONS

A. TOXICOLOGICAL EVALUATIONS

    Asbestos
    Lead
    Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)

B. HEALTH OUTCOME DATA EVALUATION

    Voluntary Blood Lead Screening
    Cancer Incidence Studies
    Birth Defects

CONCLUSIONS

RECOMMENDATIONS

    Health Activities Recommendation Panel

PUBLIC HEALTH ACTION PLAN

PREPARERS OF REPORT

REFERENCES


LIST OF APPENDICES

APPENDIX A Site Map
APPENDIX B ATSDR Public Health Advisory, May 1993
APPENDIX C Interagency Communication Plan
APPENDIX D GIS Maps
APPENDIX E Health Consultation-Fish, Subsistence Fishing Memo
APPENDIX F Health Consultation-Private Well Survey
APPENDIX G Citizen Question and Answers
APPENDIX H Fact Sheets Neighborhood Forums
APPENDIX I Stratford Environmental Updates
APPENDIX J Public Health Code/Private Wells
APPENDIX K Health Consultation-Blood Lead Screening
APPENDIX L Health Consultation-Cancer Incidence
APPENDIX M Memo-Birth Defects
APPENDIX N Response to Public Comment



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