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HEALTH CONSULTATION

COPPER BASIN MINING DISTRICT, OPERABLE UNIT 5
COPPERHILL, POLK COUNTY, TENNESSEE

CONCLUSIONS

  1. Contaminant concentrations in waste materials, surface soil, and sediment could pose a public health hazard if contaminated areas were developed for residential use.

  2. Some waste piles contained concentrations of lead that could pose a health hazard to workers who have frequent contact with the material.

 

RECOMMENDATIONS

  1. Restrict access to areas where there are physical hazards or where high concentrations of metals were detected in mining wastes, surface soils, and sediment.

  2. Potable water wells in the area should be tested to determine if they have been impacted by site-related contaminants.

 

REFERENCES

  1. PRC Environmental Management, Inc.; Draft Data Summary Tables and AutoCad Maps - Copper Basin Mining District Site; November 12, 1997.

  2. R. Gosselin et al; Clinical Toxicology of Commercial Products; 5th edition; Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore.


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