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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

ROCHESTER PROPERTY
TRAVELER'S REST, GREENVILLE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA

CONCLUSIONS

The Rochester Property site is classified as a no apparent public health hazard. Thisclassification is based on the fact that the available data do not indicate exposures tocontaminants at concentrations that could result in adverse health effects. Some of thecommunity health concerns could not be addressed in this public health assessment due to thedata gaps identified that did not provide adequate data for review.

Potential exposure pathways were identified for on-site and off-site groundwater and for off-sitesurface water and sediments. Human exposures could have occurred in the past, could beoccurring, or could occur in the future through ingestion, inhalation, or through dermal contactwith the contaminated media. However, the levels of contaminants at the Rochester site are notexpected to cause adverse health effects.

RECOMMENDATIONS

Cease / Reduce Exposure Recommendations

  1. Identifier signs should be posted around the site to discourage trespassing.

Health Activities Recommendation Panel (HARP) Recommendations

    The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980(CERCLA), as amended, requires ATSDR to perform public health actions needed at hazardouswaste sites. To determine if public health actions are needed, ATSDR's Health ActivitiesRecommendation Panel (HARP) has evaluated the data and information developed in theRochester Property Site Public Health Assessment.

    The data and information contained in the Rochester Property site Public Health Assessmenthave been evaluated by the ATSDR Health Activities Recommendation Panel for follow-upactions. Potential exposure pathways have been identified for on-site workers and nearbyresidents. No follow-up health actions are indicated at this time. If additional information ordata become available as recommended in this Public Health Assessment indicating thatexposure is occurring or will occur at levels of concern, ATSDR will evaluate that information todetermine what actions, if any, are necessary.

PUBLIC HEALTH ACTIONS

The Public Health Action Plan, (PHAP) for the Rochester site contains a description of actions tobe taken by ATSDR and/or the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control(SCDHEC) at and in the vicinity of the site subsequent to the completion of this public healthassessment. The purpose of the PHAP is to ensure that this public health assessment not onlyidentifies public health hazards, but provides a plan of action designed to mitigate and preventadverse health effects resulting from exposure to hazardous substances in the environment. Included, is a commitment on the part of ATSDR and/or SCDHEC to follow-up on this plan toensure that it is implemented. The public health actions to be implemented by ATSDR and/orSCDHEC are as follows:

1) SCDHEC will evaluate new sampling data for this site as it becomes available and will modify this public health assessment and public health action plan as needed. Further environmental or health outcome data may determine the need for additional health-related actions at the Rochestersite.
2) SCDHEC will remain available to answer any questions that the community may havepertaining to the site.

ATSDR and SCDHEC will follow-up with the EPA and other agencies to confirmimplementation of other recommendations contained in this public health assessment.

PREPARERS OF REPORT

Robert F. Marino, MD, MPH
Director
SCDHEC, Division of Health Hazard Evaluation

John F. Brown, DVM, Ph.D.
State Toxicologist
SCDHEC, Division of Health Hazard Evaluation

Lovyst L. Luker
Project Administrator
SCDHEC, Division of Health Hazard Evaluation

William T. Going, MPH
Environmental Quality Manager
SCDHEC, Division of Health Hazard Evaluation

Enayet Ullah, ME
Environmental Quality Manager
SCDHEC, Division of Health Hazard Evaluation

ATSDR Regional Representative:

Robert Safay
Public Health Advisor
Office of Assistant Administrator

ATSDR Technical Project Officer:

Richard R. Kauffman, MS
Technical Project Officer
Superfund Site Assessment Branch
Division of Health Assessment & Consultation

CERTIFICATION

This Rochester Property Public Health Assessment was prepared by the South CarolinaDepartment of Health and Environmental Control under a cooperative agreement with theAgency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). It is in accordance with approvedmethodology and procedures existing at the time the public health assessment was begun.

Richard R. Kauffman, M.S.
Technical Project Officer
Superfund Site Assessment Branch
Division of Health Assessment and Consultation (DHAC)
ATSDR

The Division of Health Assessment and Consultation, ATSDR, has reviewed this public healthassessment, and concurs with its findings.

Richard Gillig
for Robert C. Williams, P.E., DEE
Director, DHAC, ATSDR

REFERENCES

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South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. Site Review and Update forthe Rochester Property Site, Travelers Rest, Greenville County, South Carolina. September,1993.

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