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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

SUNFLOWER ARMY AMMUNITION PLANT
DESOTO, JOHNSON COUNTY, KANSAS
EPA FACILITY ID: KS3213820878

March 4, 2002

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 APPENDICES

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

SUMMARY

BACKGROUND

EVALUATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND POTENTIAL EXPOSURE PATHWAYS

COMMUNITY HEALTH CONCERNS

ATSDR CHILD HEALTH INITIATIVE

CONCLUSIONS

PUBLIC HEALTH ACTION PLAN

REFERENCES

TABLES

FIGURES

APPENDICES


LIST OF TABLES


LIST OF FIGURES


LIST OF APPENDICES


LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

AOC Area of Concern
Army U.S. Department of the Army
ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
CHPPM Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine
CMI Corrective Measures Investigation
CMS Corrective Measures Study
CREG cancer risk evaluation guide
CV comparison value
DWEL drinking water equivalency level
EMEG environmental media evaluation guide
EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
f/cc fibers per cubic centimeter
FOSET Finding of Suitability for Early Transfer
FY fiscal year
GN guanidine nitrate
HMX cyclotetramethylenetetranitramine
IRA Interim Remedial Action
ITS Intertek Testing Services Environmental Laboratories, Inc.
LTHA lifetime health advisory for drinking water
LTM long-term monitoring
KDHE Kansas Department of Health and Environment
KWWI Kansas Waste Water Treatment, Inc
MCL maximum contaminant level
mg milligrams
mg/kg/day milligrams per kilogram per day
NA not available
NC nitrocellulose
ND not detected
NG nitroglycerine
NPDES National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
NQ nitroguanidine
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
PAH polyaromatic hydrocarbons
PCB polychlorinated biphenyl
ppb parts per billion
ppm parts per million
RAB Restoration Advisory Board
RBC risk-based concentration
RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
RDX cyclotrimethylenetrinitramine
RFA RCRA Facility Assessment
RFI RCRA Feasibility Investigation
RMEG reference dose media guide
SFAAP Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant
SMCL secondary maximum contaminant level
SWMU Solid Waste Management Unit
SSL soil screening level
SVOC semi-volatile organic compound
TNT trinitrotoluene
TOTO Taxpayers Opposed to Oz
g/m3 micrograms per cubic meter
VOC volatile organic compound


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