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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT
C&J DISPOSAL
TOWN OF EATON, MADISON COUNTY, NEW YORK

CONCLUSIONS

Based on the information reviewed, ATSDR and the NYS DOH have concluded that this site poses a no apparent public health hazard because the available data do not indicate or confirm that humans are being or have been exposed to levels of site contaminants that would be expected to cause adverse health effects. Furthermore, sampling of nearby private wells has not shown the presence of site contaminants in drinking water. In addition, the site has been remediated in accordance with the final ROD for the site and it is unlikely that exposure to site contaminants will occur in the future at levels of public health concern.

Since site remediation activities have been completed in accordance with the final ROD for the site, no follow-up public health actions are recommended at this time because there is no evidence of human exposure having occurred in the past or known to be occurring in the present, nor is it likely that human exposure will occur in the future. Furthermore, the community has been kept informed of investigatory activities at the site through public meetings and no further community health education is recommended at this time.

RECOMMENDATIONS

  1. All previously sampled private wells downgradient of the site should be sampled on a quarterly basis for one full year following completion of remediation activities. This recommendation is also included in the final ROD for this site.

HEALTH ACTIVITIES RECOMMENDATION PANEL (HARP) RECOMMENDATIONS

The data and information developed in this Public Health Assessment for the C&J Disposal site in Eaton, Madison County, have been evaluated by ATSDR's Health Activities Recommendations Panel (HARP) for appropriate follow-up with respect to health activities. This site is not being considered for follow-up health activities at this time. The data do not suggest human exposure to contaminants originating at the site is occurring. However, if information becomes available suggesting that human exposure to hazardous substances is occurring at levels of public health concern or has occurred in the past, ATSDR will reevaluate this site for any indicated follow-up health activities.

PUBLIC HEALTH ACTIONS

The Public Health Action Plan (PHAP) for the C&J Disposal site contains a description of the actions to be taken by ATSDR and/or the NYS DOH at and near the site, following completion of this Public Health Assessment. For those actions already taken at the site, please refer to the Background section of this document. The purpose of the PHAP is to ensure that this public health assessment not only identifies public health hazards, but provides a plan of action designed to mitigate and prevent adverse human health effects resulting from past, present and future exposures to hazardous substances at or near the site. NYS DOH and ATSDR will follow up on this plan to ensure that it is implemented. The public health actions to be implemented by ATSDR and/or the NYS DOH are as follows:

  1. ATSDR and NYS DOH will coordinate with the appropriate environmental agencies to develop plans to implement the recommendations contained in this Public Health Assessment.
  2. ATSDR will provide an annual follow up to the PHAP, outlining the actions completed and those in progress. This report will be placed in repositories that contain copies of this Public Health Assessment, and will be provided to persons who request it.

ATSDR will reevaluate and expand the Public Health Action Plan when needed. New environmental, toxicological, or health outcome data, or the results of implementing the above proposed actions may determine the need for additional actions at this site.

CERTIFICATION

The Public Health Assessment for the C&J Disposal site was prepared by the New York State Department of Health under a cooperative agreement with the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). It is in accordance with approved methodology and procedures existing at the time the public health assessment was initiated.

Gregory V. Ulirsch
Technical Project Officer, SPS, RPB, DHAC

The Division of Health Assessment and Consultation (DHAC), ATSDR, has reviewed this Public Health Assessment and concurs with its findings.

Robert C. Williams, PE, DEE
Division Director, DHAC, ATSDR

PREPARERS OF THE REPORT

Geoffrey Laccetti and Claudine Jones Rafferty

Bureau of Environmental Exposure Investigation
New York State Department of Health

ATSDR REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE

Arthur Block
Regional Operations
Office of the Assistant
Administrator, ATSDR

ATSDR TECHNICAL PROJECT OFFICER

Greg Ulirsch
Technical Project Officer
Division of Health Assessment and Consultation,
Remedial Programs Branch

REFERENCES

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  2. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). 1990. Toxicological Profile for Lead. ATSDR/TP-88/17. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Atlanta, Georgia: U.S. Public Health Service.
  3. Ebasco Services, Inc. Site Remedial Investigation Report: C&J Disposal, Eaton, Madison County, New York, January 1991.
  4. Ebasco Services, Inc. Site Feasibility Study Report: C&J Disposal, Eaton, Madison County, New York, January 1991.
  5. C&J Disposal Site Draft Work Plan, December 1988.
  6. Clarke, L., C. Hudson, G. Laccetti, W. Stone and B. Ungerman. 1985. Study of Metal Concentrations in Soil and Surface Sand of Seven New York Counties. Albany, NY: New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Toxic Substance Assessment. September, 1985.
  7. Edwards, N.T. 1983. Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH's) in the Terrestrial Environment - A Review. J. Environ. Qual. 12: 427-442.
  8. Frank, R., K. Ishida and P. Suda. 1976. Metals in agricultural soils in Ontario. Can. J. Soil Science. 56: 181-196.
  9. Henretig, F. and A. Temple. 1984. Acute iron poisoning in children. Clinics in Laboratory Medicine. Vol. 4: 575-586.
  10. Madison County Department of Planning Report, 1988.
  11. McGovern, E.C. 1988. Background Concentrations of 20 Elements in Soils with Special Regard for New York State. Albany, NY: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
  12. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Groundwater Standards - Part 703.
  13. New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH). Project Files: C&J Disposal Site (#727004); Town of Eaton, Hamilton County, NY: 1986-1993.
  14. NUS, 1986. Preliminary Assessment and Site Inspection of the C&J Disposal Site for the USEPA.
  15. US EPA. Record of Decision: C&J Disposal Site - Town of Eaton, Madison County, New York: March 1991.
  16. Personnel Communication, January 1991, John Rathbone, Village Engineer, Village of Hamilton.
  17. Shacklette, H.T. and J.G. Boerngen. 1984. Element Concentrations in Soil and Other Surficial Materials of the Conterminous United States. U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1270. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.
  18. U.S. Census, 1980.


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