ADDENDUM to PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT
DOVER MUNICIPAL LANDFILL
DOVER, STRAFFORD COUNTY, NEW HAMPSHIRE
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Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Division of Health Assessment and Consultation
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1600 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30333
The following statements supplement the indicated sections or are
additions to the Dover Municipal Landfill Health Assessment of
April 12, 1989, and are intended to update the Health Assessment
format in accordance with the current Agency for Toxic Substances
and Disease Registry (ATSDR) Health Assessment guidelines:
B. Site Visit
A site visit to Dover Landfill was conducted by Rosalyn Lee and Suzanne Simon of ATSDR and an EPA staff member on July 7, 1992 (8). Site conditions were similar to those described in the original public health assessment (9). Information received regarding a community health concern will be discussed in the Community Health Concerns section.
C. State and Local Health Data
An evaluation of health outcome data for the Dover area was
provided by the New Hampshire State Cancer Registry (10).
Community health concerns were identified through contact with federal, state, and local officials; searching available records; and a public meeting held by EPA.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NH DES) held a public meeting on March 25, 1991, at the Horne Street Elementary School in Dover to present the proposed cleanup plan for the site along with the other remedial alternatives that were evaluated in the FS (6). The issues raised at the public meeting were mainly related to remedial activities at the site and included liability of the Potentially Responsible Parties (PRPs), the length of time for site cleanup, costs/cost recovery for remediation of the site, the extent and levels of contaminants in monitoring wells, and the durability of the landfill capping material. The only health-related question from the public at this meeting concerned the potential for future contamination of the Bellamy Reservoir by migration of leachate from the site.
During the July 1992 site visit, there were concerns expressed about past exposure of children to vapors from leachate. The point of exposure especially of concern was a bus stop located near the discharge point of a culvert which runs from an on-site area to an off-site stream. This bus stop has reportedly been moved.
The Health Officer for the City of Dover has indicated that, to her knowledge, there are no known public health concerns or complaints by area residents regarding the Dover Municipal Landfill Site at the present time (11).