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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

STAR LAKE CANAL
(a/k/a STAR LAKE CANAL SITE - PORT NECHES)
PORT NECHES, JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS
EPA FACILITY ID: TX0001414341

March 15, 2001

Prepared by:

Texas Department of Health
Under Cooperative Agreement with the
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry


TABLE OF CONTENTS

LIST OF TABLES

LIST OF FIGURES

INTRODUCTION

SUMMARY

ATSDR PUBLIC HEALTH CONCLUSION CATEGORIES

BACKGROUND

ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION

PATHWAYS ANALYSIS / PUBLIC HEALTH IMPLICATIONS

ATSDR'S CHILD HEALTH INITIATIVE

CONCLUSIONS

RECOMMENDATIONS

REFERENCES

PREPARERS OF REPORT

CERTIFICATION

APPENDIX A: ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS


LIST OF TABLES

Table 1. Organic contaminants found in sediment from Star Lake Canal, Jefferson Canal and Molasses Bayou during the TNRCC Screening Site Inspection

Table 2. Contaminants found in sediment from Jefferson Canal

Table 3. Contaminants found in sediment from Molasses Bayou

Table 4. Potential Exposure Pathways for Star Lake Canal


LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1. Star Lake Canal Site and Surrounding Area

Figure 2. Mouth of the Molasses Bayou

Figure 3. Wetlands of the Molasses Bayou

Figure 4. Refineries in the Distance

Figure 5. Site Visit in Air Boat

Figure 6. Residential Area in Background

Figure 7. Recreational Fishing and Barges

Figure 8. Demographics for Star Lake Canal Site

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