PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT
TOWN OF EATON, MADISON COUNTY, NEW YORK
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.
- 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.
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.
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:
- ATSDR and NYS DOH will coordinate with the appropriate environmental agencies to develop plans to implement the recommendations contained in this Public Health Assessment.
- 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.
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
Geoffrey Laccetti and Claudine Jones Rafferty
Bureau of Environmental Exposure Investigation
New York State Department of Health
ATSDR REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE
Office of the Assistant
ATSDR TECHNICAL PROJECT OFFICER
Technical Project Officer
Division of Health Assessment and Consultation,
Remedial Programs Branch
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