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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT
Elizabeth Copper Mine
(a/k/a Elizabeth Mine)
Strafford, Orange County, Vermont
CERCLIS NO. VTD988366621
August 23, 2004

Prepared by:

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Division of Health Assessment and Consultation
Atlanta, Georgia




TABLE OF CONTENTS

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

SUMMARY

PURPOSE AND HEALTH ISSUES

BACKGROUND
  1. Site Description and History
  2. Demographics and Land Use
  3. ATSDR Involvement
COMMUNITY HEALTH CONCERNS

DISCUSSION
  1. Methods
  2. Environmental Data and Public Health Implications
    1. Drinking Water
    2. Surface Water and Sediment
    3. Biota (Fish)
  3. Health Outcome Data Evaluation
  4. Child Health Considerations
CONCLUSIONS

RECOMMENDATIONS

PUBLIC HEALTH ACTION PLAN

PREPARERS OF REPORT

REFERENCES

APPENDICES

Appendix A. Figures

Appendix B. Tables

Appendix C. Summary of ATSDR Health Consultations for Soil (2000) and Soil, Dust, and Air (2001)

Appendix D. Operational and Regulatory Events at the Elizabeth Copper Mine

Appendix E. ATSDR Public Health Assessment Methodology

Appendix F. Glossary

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

ACOE U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
CREG Cancer Risk Evaluation Guide
CV Comparison value
EMEG Environmental Media Evaluation Guide
EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
FS Feasibility Study
HUD U.S. Agency for Housing and Urban Development
LTHA Lifetime Health Advisory for drinking water
MCL Maximum Contaminant Level (EPA)
MCLG Maximum Contaminant Level Guideline (EPA)
mg/kg/day milligrams per kilogram body weight per day
NPL National Priorities List (EPA)
PCB Polychlorinated biphenyl
PHA Public Health Assessment
PHAP Public Health Action Plan
ppb parts per billion
ppm parts per million
RBC Risk Based Concentration (EPA)
RfD Reference Dose
RI Remedial Investigation
RMEG Reference Dose Media Evaluation Guide
SVOC Semi-volatile organic compound
µg/m3 micrograms per cubic meter
USGS U.S. Geological Survey
VOC volatile organic compound
VTANR Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
VTDEC Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation
VTDOH Vermont Department of Health
WBOR West Branch of the Ompompanoosuc River


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