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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

VOLUNTEER ARMY AMMUNITION PLANT
CHATTANOOGA, HAMILTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE


FACILITY NO. TN6210020933

September 7, 2004

Prepared by:

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Division of Health Assessment and Consultation
Atlanta, Georgia





TABLE OF CONTENTS

List of Tables

List of Figures

List of Abbreviations

Summary

Background Evaluation of Environmental Contamination and Potential Exposure Situations Community Health Concerns Child Health Considerations

Conclusions

Recommendations

Public Health Action Plan Preparers of Report

References

Appendices List of Tables List of Figures



List of Abbreviations
ACOE Army Corps of Engineers
AOP Ammonia Oxidation Process
Army U.S. Army
ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
CIL Canadian Industries Limited
CFI CF Industries, Incorporated
cm centimeter
CMS Corrective Measure Study
CREG cancer risk evaluation guide (ATSDR)
CV comparison value
DB Drainage Basin
DHHS U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
DNA Direct Strong Nitric
EMEG Environmental media evaluation guide (ATSDR)
EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
º F degrees Fahrenheit
ft feet
GSA U.S. General Services Administration
IAP Installation Action Plan
IARC International Agency for Research on Cancer
ICIA ICI America Incorporated
IEUBK EPA's Integrated Exposure Uptake Biokinetic Model for Lead in Children
IRP Installation Restoration Program
kg kilogram
lbs pounds
MCL maximum contaminant level (EPA)
ml milliliter
mg milligram
MRL minimal risk level (ATSDR)
msl mean sea level
NOx nitrogen oxides
NPL National Priorities List
PAH polyaromatic hydrocarbons
PCB polychlorinated biphenyl
PHA Public Health Assessment
PHAP Public Health Action Plan
ppb parts per billion
ppm parts per million
RBC risk-based concentration (EPA)
RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
RfD reference dose (EPA)
RFI RCRA Facility Investigation
RI/FS CERCLA Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study
RMEG reference media evaluation guide (ATSDR)
SAR Sulfuric Acid Regeneration
SARA Superfund Amendment and Reauthorization Act
SI CERCLA Site Investigation
SOX sulfur oxides
SVOC semi-volatile organic compound
TAW Tennessee American Water Company
TDEC Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation
TNM Trinitromethane
TNT trinitrotoluene
TNTMV TNT Manufacturing Valley (VAAP-32)
VAAP Volunteer Army Ammunition Plant
VOW Volunteer Ordnance Works
VOC volatile organic compound
WW II World War II


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