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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT ADDENDUM

SULLIVAN'S LEDGE
NEW BEDFORD, BRISTOL COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS


APPENDIX A.

Sullivan's Ledge - Middle Marsh Study Area Site Figures


Figure 1. Site Locus


Figure 2. Site Plan



APPENDIX B.

Chemical Data Summary Tables


Table B-1.

Sullivan's Ledge - Middle Marsh Study Area
New Bedford, Massachusetts
Sediment/Soil (0-6 inch) Data

Compounds freq. max. conc. ave. conc. Comparison Value

conc.

source
           
Aroclor 1254 62/67 38 8.0 0.25 CREG
Lead 38/40 770 263.9 ---- ----
Manganese 37/40 1870 374.6 5000 RfD CV
PAHs (car.) 25/41 7.2 2.1 ---- ----
PAHs (non-carc) 34/41 8.1 2.1 ---- ----
Zinc 34/40 521 153.3 ---- ----


Source: References 4 and 7
NOTES: 1.) All concentrations are expressed in parts per billion unless otherwise specified.
  2.) Abbreviations are as follows:
       
  freq.:   frequency, number of samples containing that compound divided by the number of samples analyzed.
  max. conc.:   maximum concentration
  ave. conc.:   average concentration
  PAHs (carc.):   total carcinogenic polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons
  PAHs (non-carc.):   total non-carcinogenic polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons
  CREG:   cancer risk evaluation guides as established by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).
  RfD CV:   reference dose based comparison value as established by the ATSDR.

 

Table B-2.

Sullivan's Ledge - Middle Marsh Study Area New Bedford, Massachusetts Subsurface Sediment/Soil Data

Compounds freq. max. conc. ave. conc. Comparison Value
conc. source
           
Aroclor 1254 48/56 97 <1.0

0.25

CREG
Lead 16/17 515 136.8 ---- ----

Manganese

17/17 1,780 278.3 5000 RfD CV
PAHs (car.) 12/33 9.6 2.5 ---- ----

PAHs (non-carc)

19/33 12.3 2.5 ---- ----
Zinc 14/17 528 151.7 ---- ----



Source: References 4 and 7
NOTES: 1.) All concentrations are expressed in parts per million unless otherwise specified.
  2.) Abbreviations are as follows:
       
  freq.: frequency, number of samples containing that compound divided by the number of samples analyzed.
  max. conc.: maximum concentration
  ave. conc.: average concentration
  PAHs (carc.): total carcinogenic polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons
  PAHs (non-carc.): total non-carcinogenic polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons
  CREG: cancer risk evaluation guide as established by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).
  RfD CV: reference dose based comparison value as established by the ATSDR.

 

Table B-3.

Sullivan's Ledge - Middle Marsh Study Area New Bedford, MassachusettsPore Water Data

Compounds freq. max. conc. ave. conc. Comparison Value
conc. source
           
Aroclor 1254 11/20 7.6 2.0 0.0045 CREG
Lead 4/7 5.2 3.3 50/0 MCL/PMCLG
Manganese 7/7 9120 1780.3 1000 RfD CV
PAHs (car.) 0/8 --- --- ---- ----
PAHs (non-carc) 8/8 230 80 ---- ----
Zinc 5/7 47.8 31.2 2000 LTHA



Source: Reference 4 and 7
NOTES: 1.) All concentrations are expressed in parts per billion unless otherwise specified.
  2.) Abbreviations are as follows:
  freq.: frequency, number of samples containing that compound divided by the number of samples analyzed.
  max. conc.:

maximum concentration

  ave. conc.: average concentration
  PAHs (carc.): total carcinogenic polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons
  PAHs (non-carc.):

total non-carcinogenic polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons

  CREG: cancer risk evaluation guides as established by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).
  RfD CV: reference dose based comparison value as established by the ATSDR.
  MCL/PMCLG: maximum contaminant level and proposed maximum contaminant level goal as established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
  LTHA:

lifetime health advisory as established by the EPA.

 

Table B-4.

Sullivan's Ledge - Middle Marsh Study Area New Bedford, Massachusetts Surface Water Data

Compounds freq. max. conc. ave. conc. Comparison Value
conc. source
           
Aroclor 1254 6/17 4.9 1.9 0.0045 CREG
Lead 4/7 66.4 36.4 50/0 MCL/PMCLG
Manganese 7/7 1,350.0 611.0 1000 RfD CV
Zinc 5/7 77.7 41.3 2000 LTHA



Source: References 4 and 7
NOTES: 1.) All concentrations are expressed in parts per billion unless otherwise specified.
  2.) Abbreviations are as follows:
       
  freq.: frequency, number of samples containing that compound divided by the number of samples analyzed.
  max. conc.: maximum concentration
  ave. conc.: average concentration
  CREG: cancer risk evaluation guide as established by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).
  RfD CV: reference dose based comparison value as established by the ATSDR.
  MCL/PMCLG: maximum contaminant level and proposed maximum contaminant level goal as established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
  LTHA: lifetime health advisory as established by the EPA.

 

Table B-5.

Sullivan's Ledge - Middle Marsh Study Area New Bedford, Massachusetts Biota PCB Data

Biota freq. max.
conc.
ave.
conc.
       
Frogs 8/8 1.02 0.471
Earthworms 4/9 2.3 1.2
Small Mammals 13/15 1.6 0.893

Source: References 4 and 7
NOTES: 1.) All concentrations are expressed in parts per million (ppm).
  2.) Abbreviations are as follows:
     
    freq.: frequency, number of samples containing that compound divided by the number of samples analyzed.
    max. conc.: maximum concentration
    ave. conc.: average concentration


APPENDIX C.

Exposure Pathway Summary Tables

TABLE C-1.

COMPLETED EXPOSURE PATHWAYS SULLIVAN'S LEDGE - MIDDLE MARSH STUDY AREA NEW BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS
PATHWAY NAME  TIME
 SOURCE ENVIRONMENTAL
MEDIA
POINT OF
EXPOSURE
ROUTE OF
EXPOSURE
EXPOSED
POPULATION
 
Sed./Soil
(0-6 in.)
Sullivan's
Ledge Disposal
Area (SLDA)
Surface Soil/
Sediment
Golf Course
Wetland Area
Stream Banks
Ingestion
Inhalation
Absorption
Children
Golfers
Workers
Past
Present
Future
Surface WaterSLDASurface Water Stream
Water Hazards
Ingestion
Absorption
Children
Golfers
Workers
Past
Present
Future


TABLE C-2.

POTENTIAL EXPOSURE PATHWAYS SULLIVAN'S LEDGE - MIDDLE MARSH STUDY AREA NEW BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS
PATHWAY NAME  TIME
 SOURCE ENVIRONMENTAL
MEDIA
POINT OF
EXPOSURE
ROUTE OF
EXPOSURE
EXPOSED
POPULATION
 
Sed./Soil
(0-6 in.)
Sullivan's
Ledge Disposal
Area (SLDA)
Surface Soil/
Sediment
Golf Course
Wetland Area
Stream Banks
Ingestion
Inhalation
Absorption
Children
Golfers
Workers
Past
Present
Future
Surface WaterSLDASurface Water Stream
Water Hazards
Ingestion
Absorption
Children
Golfers
Workers
Past
Present
Future


APPENDIX D.

Tables and Figures, Current Descriptive Health Study


Table D-1.

1982-1988 Bladder Cancer Incidence For Selected Census Tracts In New Bedford And Dartmouth, Massachusetts And In Each City/Town As A Whole
New Bedford
Census Tracts
Total Male Female
Obs Exp SIR CI Obs Exp SIR CI Obs Exp SIR CI
6502 11 9.1 121 60-217 9 6.8 132 60-250 2 2.2 89 nc
6509 3 4.0 74 nc 1 2.8 36 nc 2 1.3 156 nc
6510 11 11.5 96 48-171 8 8.2 98 42-192 3 3.3 91 nc
City 134 156.3 86 72-102 96 111.3 86 70-105 38 45.0 84 60-116
Dartmouth
Census Tracts
Total Male Female
Obs Exp SIR CI Obs Exp SIR CI Obs Exp SIR CI
6531 10 10.0 100 48-185 5 7.6 66 21-155 5 2.4 207 67-482
Town 31 34.6 90 61-127 22 25.6 86 54-130 9 9.0 100 46-190


Note: SIRs are calculated based on the exact number of expected cases.
Expected numbers of cases are presented as rounded to the nearest tenth.
       
  Obs = Observed number of cases
Exp = Expected number of cases
SIR = Standardized Incidence Ratio
CI = 95% Confidence interval
+/- = Statistical significance
nc = Not calculated

Table D-2.

1982-1988 Leukemia Incidence For Selected Census Tracts
In New Bedford And Dartmouth, Massachusetts And In Each City/Town As A Whole
New Bedford
Census Tracts
Total Male Female
Obs Exp SIR CI Obs Exp SIR CI Obs Exp SIR CI
6502 5 3.5 143 46-333 3 2.0 148 nc 2 1.5 136 nc
6509 1 1.8 56 nc 1 0.9 112 nc 0 0.9 nc nc
6510 3 4.6 66 nc 1 2.4 41 nc 2 2.1 94 nc
City 67 64.8 103 80-131 30 34.6 87 58-124 37 30.1 123 87-169
Dartmouth
Census Tracts
Total Male Female
Obs Exp SIR CI Obs Exp SIR CI Obs Exp SIR CI
6531 5 4.2 119 38-277 5 2.5 201 65-469 0 1.7 nc nc
Town 15 14.6 103 58-170 11 8.3 133 66-238 4 6.3 63 nc


Note: SIRs are calculated based on the exact number of expected cases.
Expected numbers of cases are presented as rounded to the nearest tenth.
       
  Obs = Observed number of cases
Exp = Expected number of cases
SIR = Standardized Incidence Ratio
CI = 95% Confidence interval
+/- = Statistical significance
nc = Not calculated

 

Table D-3.

1982-1988 Liver Cancer Incidence For Selected Census Tracts In New Bedford And Dartmouth, Massachusetts And In Each City/Town As A Whole
New Bedford
Census Tracts
Total Male Female
Obs Exp SIR CI Obs Exp SIR CI Obs Exp SIR CI
6502 0 0.9 nc nc 0 0.6 nc nc 0 0.2 nc nc
6509 0 0.4 nc nc 0 0.3 nc nc 0 0.1 nc nc
6510 1 1.1 93 nc 0 0.7 nc nc 1 0.3 294 nc
City 11 14.9 74 37-133 5 10.1 49 16-115 6 4.7 127 47-277
Dartmouth
Census Tracts
Total Male Female
Obs Exp SIR CI Obs Exp SIR CI Obs Exp SIR CI
6531 2 1.0 202 nc 2 0.7 279 nc 0 0.3 nc nc
Town 4 3.4 119 nc 4 2.4 167 nc 0 1.0 nc nc
Note: SIRs are calculated based on the exact number of expected cases.
Expected numbers of cases are presented as rounded to the nearest tenth.
       
  Obs = Observed number of cases
Exp = Expected number of cases
SIR = Standardized Incidence Ratio
CI = 95% Confidence interval
+/- = Statistical significance
nc = Not calculated


Figure D-1


Figure D-2


Figure D-3



APPENDIX E

Sullivan's Ledge Health Assessment (1988)
Sullivan's Ledge Addendum (1989)

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