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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

WASHINGTON NAVY YARD
WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
EPA FACILITY ID: DC9170024310

February 22, 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 ABBREVIATIONS

SUMMARY

BACKGROUND

EVALUATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND POTENTIAL EXPOSURE PATHWAYS

COMMUNITY HEALTH CONCERNS

ATSDR CHILD HEALTH INITIATIVE

CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

PUBLIC HEALTH ACTION PLAN

REFERENCES

TABLES

FIGURES

APPENDICES


LIST OF TABLES

Table 1. Exposure Hazards Summary, Washington Navy Yard

Table 2. Summary of Lower Anacostia River Fish Tissue Studies

Table 3. Exposure Pathways at Washington Navy Yard


LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1. Area Map

Figure 2. Demographics Statistics Near the Washington Navy Yard

Figure 3. Location of Installation Restoration Program Sites

Figure 4. ATSDR's Exposure Evaluation Process


LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

ATSDR

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
CMS corrective measures study
COC contaminants of concern
CREG cancer risk evaluation guide
CV comparison value
DC ERA Washington, D.C., Environmental Regulation Administration
DDT 1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-bis(p-chlorophenyl)ethane
EE/CA Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis
EMEG environmental media evaluation guide

EPA

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
FDA U.S. Food and Drug Administration
GSA General Services Administration
MCL EPA's maximum contaminant level
NAVFAC Naval Facilities Engineering Command
NFA no further action
NPL National Priorities List

PA

preliminary assessment
PAH polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon
PCB polychlorinated biphenyls
PCDD polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxin ("dioxin")
PHAP Public Health Action Plan
ppb parts per billion
ppm parts per million
ppt parts per trillion
RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
RFI RCRA Facility Investigation
SI site investigation
SSI special sampling investigation
SVOC semi-volatile organic compound
2,3,7,8-TCDD 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin
TEF toxicity equivalent factor
TEQ TCDD-equivalent
TPH total petroleum hydrocarbons
µg/dL micrograms per deciliter
VOC volatile organic compound
WNY Washington Navy Yard


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