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PETITIONED PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

FRESH KILLS LANDFILL
STATEN ISLAND, RICHMOND COUNTY, NEW YORK
EPA FACILITY ID: NYD980506943

May 3, 2000

Prepared by:

Petition Response Section
Exposure Investigation and Consultation Branch
Division of Health Assessment and Consultation
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry


TABLE OF CONTENTS

LIST OF ACRONYMS

SUMMARY

BACKGROUND AND STATEMENTS OF ISSUES

DISCUSSION

ATSDR CHILD HEALTH INITIATIVE

HEALTH OUTCOME DATA

REVIEW OF COMMUNITY HEALTH CONCERNS

CONCLUSIONS

RECOMMENDATIONS

PUBLIC HEALTH ACTION PLAN

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

AUTHORS/SITE TEAM

REFERENCES

APPENDICES


LIST OF ACRONYMS

ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
COC contaminant of concern
CREG Cancer Risk Evaluation Guide
CV comparison value
EMEG Environmental Media Evaluation Guide
FKAMP Fresh Kills Air Monitoring Program
IARC International Agency for Research on Cancer
NAAQS National Ambient Air Quality Standard
NYCDEP New York City Department of Environmental Protection
NYCDOH New York City Department of Health
NYCDOS New York City Department of Sanitation
NYSDEC New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
NYSDOH New York State Department of Health
PAH polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon
PHA Public Health Assessment
PCB polychlorinated biphenyl
PCE tetrachloroethylene
PM2.5 particulate matter smaller than 2.5 microns in diameter
PM10 particulate matter smaller than 10 microns in diameter
ppb parts per billion
ppm parts per million
TCE trichloroethylene
TRI Toxics Release Inventory
µg/m3 micrograms per cubic meter
VOC volatile organic compound

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