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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER
(a/k/a ARNOLD AIR FORCE BASE)
ARNOLD AIR FORCE BASE STATION, COFFEE COUNTY, TENNESSEE
EPA FACILITY ID: TN8570024044

June 26, 2000

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

PUBLIC HEALTH ACTION PLAN

REFERENCES

TABLES

FIGURES

APPENDIX A: ATSDR's Comparison Values

APPENDIX B: Estimated Exposures and Health Effects

APPENDIX C: Glossary

LIST OF TABLES

Table 1. Evaluation of Potential Public Health Hazards Associated With the Installation Restoration Program (IRP) Sites at Arnold Air Force Base
Table 2. Potential Exposure Pathways Evaluation Table
Table 3. PCBs in Catfish from Woods Reservoir
Table 4. Summary of Groundwater Plumes at Arnold Air Force Base

LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1. Location of Arnold Air Force Base
Figure 2. Site Locations at Arnold Air Force Base
Figure 3. Surface Water Drainage at Arnold Air Force Base
Figure 4. AAFB Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) Hazards Card
Figure 5. Coffee County Landfill Groundwater Plume: Shallow Aquifer
Figure 6. Coffee County Landfill Groundwater Plume: Intermediate Aquifer
Figure 7. Camp Forrest Plume: TCFM and 1,1-DCE, Intermediate Aquifer
Figure 8. Northwest Plume: Off-post Detections
Figure 9. Model Shop Plume: Shallow Aquifer
Figure 10. Model Shop Plume: Intermediate Aquifer

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

AAFB

Arnold Air Force Base
AEDC Arnold Engineering Development Center
AOC area of concern

ATSDR

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
B2EHP bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate
CPF cancer potency factor
CV comparison value
DCA dichloroethane

DCE

dichloroethene
EPA United States Environmental Protection Agency
GWTU groundwater treatment unit
IRP Installation Restoration Program
LOAEL lowest-observed-adverse-effects level
MCL Maximum Contaminant Level

MRL

minimal risk level
MTA Main Testing Area
NOAEL no-observed-adverse-effects level
PAH polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon
PCA tetrachloroethane
PCB polychlorinated biphenyl

PCE

tetrachloroethene
ppb parts per billion
ppm parts per million
RAB Restoration Advisory Board
RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
RFA RCRA Facility Assessment

RfD

reference dose
RFI RCRA Facility Investigation
SLE systemic lupus erythematosus
SWMU Solid Waste Management Unit
TCA trichloroethane
TCE trichloroethene
TCFM trichlorofluoromethane
TDEC Tennessee Department of Environmental Conservation
TDWPC Tennessee Division of Water Pollution Control
TWRA Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency
VOC volatile organic compound
UXO unexploded ordnance


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