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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

PFOHL BROTHERS LANDFILL
CHEEKTOWAGA, ERIE COUNTY, NEW YORK


APPENDICES

APPENDIX 1

FIGURES 1, 2, and 3


Figure 1. Location Plan,
Pfohl Brothers Landfill
Cheektowaga, New York.


Figure 2. Site Map,
Pfohl Brothers Landfill,
Cheektowaga, New York.


Figure 3. 1988 - 1992 Toxic Chemical
Release Inventory Facilities Near
Pfohl Brothers Site.

APPENDIX 2

HEALTH COMPARISON VALUES

Health comparison values for ATSDR public health assessments are contaminant concentrations that are found in specific media (air, soil, and water) and that are used to select contaminants for further evaluation. The health comparison values were developed by using the most conservative assumptions (i.e., worse cause). For example, soil health comparison values are developed for children who exhibit pica behavior. Soil ingestion in pica children greatly exceeds the soil ingestion rate for the normal population. Health comparison values used in the Environmental Contamination and Other Hazards section of this public health assessment are listed and described below.

Cancer Risk Evaluation Guides (CREGs) are contaminant concentrations estimated to cause no more than one excess cancer in a million (10E-6) persons exposed over a lifetime. CREGs are calculated from EPA's cancer slope factors.

Environmental Media Evaluation Guides (EMEGs) are based on ATSDR's minimal risk levels (MRLs) and factor in body weight and ingestion or inhalation rates. Reference Dose Media Evaluation Guides (RMEGs) are the same as EMEGs, except that they are based on EPA reference doses (RfDs).

EPA's RfD is an estimate of the daily exposure to a contaminant that is unlikely to cause adverse health effects. However, RfDs do not consider carcinogenic effects.

Lifetime Health Advisory for drinking water (LTHA) is developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The LTHA is a lifetime exposure level specific for drinking water (assuming a percentage of an individual's exposure comes from drinking water) at which adverse, noncarcinogenic health effects would not be expected to occur.

Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG) are drinking water health goals. MCLGs are set at a level at which, in the EPA Administrator's judgment, "no known or anticipated adverse effect on human health occurs and which allows an adequate margin of safety."

APPENDIX 3

CONTAMINANTS DETECTED IN ON-SITE AND OFF-SITE ENVIRONMENTAL MEDIA AT THE PROPOSED PFOHL BROTHERS LANDFILL NPL SITE, CHEEKTOWAGA, NEW YORK

TABLES 1-14


Appendix 3, Table 1 - Contaminants Detected in On-Site Exposed Drum Contents, Above Health Comparison Values at the Proposed Pfohl Brothers Landfill National Priorities List Site, Cheektowaga, New York
Contaminant Detected Range
(mg/Kg)
Comparison Value for Ingestion* (mg/Kg) Comparison Value Source*
Acetone <0.85-420 200 RMEG
Phenol <0.26-2,600 1,000 RMEG
Dibenzofuran <0.02-1,800 None
Carcinogenic PAHs <0.02-621 0.1** CREG
Non-Carcinogenic PAHs <0.02-1,236 60*** RMEG
Aluminum 9-2,120 None
Arsenic 0.65-1.2 0.4 CREG
Cadmium <1-1.9 1 EMEG
Chromium 2-15 10**** RMEG
Copper 3-131 None
Lead 3-79 None
Manganese 51-134 10 RMEG
Mercury <0.5-0.77 None
Cyanide 7-174 40 RMEG
* - See Appendix 2 for a description of the comparison values and their sources. All comparison values are for chronic exposures unless noted otherwise.
mg/Kg - milligrams of contaminant per kilogram of material.
PAHs - Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons.
** - Health Comparison Value for Benzo(a)pyrene.
*** - Health Comparison Value for Pyrene.
**** - Health Comparison Value for Chromium VI.
References: Camp Dresser & McKee; Draft remedial investigation report: Pfohl Brothers Landfill; New York: Camp Dresser & McKee; January 1991. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation; Proposed remedial action plan: Pfohl Brothers Landfill, Cheektowaga, Erie County, New York, Site No. 09-15-043; Albany, New York: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation; November 1991.
Appendix 3, Table 2 - Contaminants Detected in On-Site Buried Drum Contents, Waste, and Stained Soils; Above Health Comparison Values at the Proposed Pfohl Brothers Landfill National Priorities List Site, Cheektowaga, New York
Contaminant Detected Range
(mg/Kg)
Comparison Value for Ingestion* (mg/Kg) Comparison Value Source*
1,2-Dichloroethene <0.005-41 40 RMEG
Ethylbenzene <0.038-310 200 RMEG
Methylene Chloride <0.019-140 90 CREG
Tetrachloroethane <0.05-22 10 CREG
Toluene <0.008-4,200 400 RMEG
Benzyl Alcohol <0.05-1 None
2-Methylphenol <0.1-1,100 100 RMEG
4-Methylphenol <0.5-165 None
Pentachlorophenol <0.5-29 6 CREG
Phenol <0.5-27,000 1,000 RMEG
Dibenzofuran <0.01-49,000 None
2-Methylnaphthalene <0.01-230 None
N-Nitrosodiphenylamine <0.02-143 100 CREG
Carcinogenic PAHs <0.02-45 0.1** CREG
Non-Carcinogenic PAHs <0.02-372 60*** RMEG
Aldrin <0.03-4.7 0.04 CREG
alpha-BHC <0.03-430 0.1 CREG
gamma-BHC (Lindane) <0.05-69 None
Dieldrin <0.05-1.7 0.04 CREG
Endrin <0.05-0.71 0.6 EMEG
Heptachlor <0.05-1.9 0.2 CREG
Heptachlor Epoxide <0.02-1.2 0.08 CREG
Methoxychlor <0.05-14 10 RMEG
Polychlorinated Biphenyls <0.05-10,064 0.09 CREG
Aluminum <40-108,000 None
Arsenic <0.4-575 0.4 CREG
Barium <0.5-8,860 100 RMEG
Cadmium <0.5-39.4 1.0 EMEG
Chromium <0.5-18,100 10**** RMEG
Cobalt <0.5-378 None
Copper <0.5-29,400 None
Lead <0.5-36,000 None
Manganese <0.5-445 10 RMEG
Mercury <0.05-4.4 None
Nickel <0.5-445 40 RMEG
Selenium <0.5-39 6 RMEG
Silver <0.5-12 10 RMEG
Zinc <0.5-35,300 600 RMEG
* - See Appendix 2 for description of the comparison values and their sources. All comparison values are for chronic exposures unless noted otherwise.
mg/Kg - milligrams of contaminant per kilogram of material.
PAHs - Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons.
** - Health Comparison Value for Benzo(a)pyrene.
*** - Health Comparison Value for Pyrene.
BHC - Hexachlorocyclohexane.
**** - Health Comparison Value of Chromium VI.
References: Camp Dresser & McKee; Draft remedial investigation report: Pfohl Brothers Landfill; New York: Camp Dresser & McKee; January 1991. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation; Proposed remedial action plan: Pfohl Brothers Landfill, Cheektowaga, Erie County, New York, Site No. 09-15-043; Albany, New York: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation; November 1991.
Appendix 3, Table 3 - Contaminants Detected in On-Site Surface Soils (0-3 inches), Foot Paths; Above Health Comparison Values at the Proposed Pfohl Brothers Landfill National Priorities List Site, Cheektowaga, New York
Contaminant Detected Range (mg/Kg) Comparison Value for Ingestion* (mg/Kg) Comparison Value Source*
Dibenzofuran <0.05-13 None
Carcinogenic PAHs <0.05-31 0.1** CREG
Non-Carcinogenic PAHs <0.05-45 60*** RMEG
Polychlorinated Biphenyls <0.05-27 0.09 CREG
Aluminum 13-11,000 None
Arsenic <0.5-30 0.4 CREG
Barium <0.5-2,220 100 RMEG
Cadmium <0.5-28 1 EMEG
Chromium 4-84 10**** RMEG
Cobalt <2-18 None
Copper 6-1,057 None
Lead 2-985 None
Manganese 59-1,770 10 RMEG
Mercury <0.1-6.2 None
Nickel <0.1-125 40 RMEG
Selenium <0.5-5.3 6 RMEG
Vanadium <1.3-26 6 EMEG
Intermediate
Zinc 36-2,770 600 RMEG
* - See Appendix 2 for description of the comparison values and their sources. All comparison values are for chronic exposures unless noted otherwise.
mg/Kg - milligrams of contaminant per kilogram of soil.
PAHs - Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons.
** - Health Comparison Value for Benzo(a)pyrene.
*** - Health Comparison Value for Pyrene.
**** - Health Comparison Value for Chromium VI.
References: Camp Dresser & McKee; Draft remedial investigation report: Pfohl Brothers Landfill; New York: Camp Dresser & McKee; January 1991. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation; Proposed remedial action plan: Pfohl Brothers Landfill, Cheektowaga, Erie County, New York, Site No. 09-15-043; Albany, New York: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation; November 1991.
Appendix 3, Table 4 - Contaminants Detected in On-Site Subsurface Soils (greater than 3 inches), Above Health Comparison Values at the Proposed Pfohl Brothers National Priorities List Site, Cheektowaga, New York
Contaminant Detected Range
(mg/Kg)
Comparison Value for Ingestion*
(mg/Kg)
Comparison Value Source*
Chloroethane <0.005-0.075 None
1,1-Dichloroethane <0.005-2,100 None
1,1-Dichloroethene <0.005-910 1 CREG
1,1,1-Trichloroethane <0.005-83,000 None
2,4-Dimethylphenol <0.5-110 40 RMEG
2-Methylphenol <0.5-4.4 100 RMEG
4-Methylphenol <0.5-36 None
Dibenzofuran <0.1-1,900 None
Bis (2-Ethylhexyl) Phthalate <0.1-100 50 CREG
Carcinogenic PAHs <0.5-102 0.1** CREG
Non-Carcinogenic PAHs <0.5-158 60*** RMEG
2-Methylnaphthalene <0.5-9.9 None
Dieldrin <0.005-0.21 0.04 CREG
Polychlorinated Biphenyls <0.05-3.7 0.09 CREG
Aluminum 13-16,500 None
Arsenic <0.5-30 0.4 CREG
Barium <0.5-5,080 100 RMEG
Cadmium <0.5-8 1 EMEG
Chromium <0.5-83 10**** RMEG
Cobalt <0.5-45 None
Copper <0.5-573 None
Lead <0.5-2,340 None
Manganese 4-728 10 RMEG
Mercury <0.05-1.3 None
Nickel <0.5-193 40 RMEG
Vanadium <0.5-37 20 EMEG

Intermediate

Zinc 13-5,850 600 RMEG
* - See Appendix 2 for description of the comparison values and their sources. All comparison values are for chronic exposures unless noted otherwise.
mg/Kg - milligrams of contaminant per kilogram of soil.
PAHs - Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons.
** - Health Comparison Value for Benzo(a)pyrene.
*** - Health Comparison Value for Pyrene.
**** - Health Comparison Value for Chromium VI.
References: Camp Dresser & McKee; Draft remedial investigation report: Pfohl Brothers Landfill; New York: Camp Dresser & McKee; January 1991. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation; Proposed remedial action plan: Pfohl Brothers Landfill, Cheektowaga, Erie County, New York, Site No. 09-15-043; Albany, New York: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation; November 1991.
Appendix 3, Table 5 - Contaminants Detected in On-Site Leachate Seeps, Above Health Comparison Values at the Proposed Pfohl Brothers Landfill National Priorities List Site, Cheektowaga, New York
Contaminant Detected Range (mg/L) Comparison Value for Ingestion* (mg/L) Comparison Value Source*
Benzene <0.001-0.034 0.001 CREG
Chloroethane <0.005-0.031 None
Dibenzofuran <0.01-0.063 None
Bis (2-Ethylhexyl) Phthalate <0.006-0.06 0.003 CREG
Carcinogenic PAHs <0.006-0.022 0.005** CREG
Beta-BHC <0.00001-0.000028 0.00002 CREG
Heptaclor Epoxide <0.000006-0.000011 0.000004 CREG
Aldrin <0.000009-0.000029 0.000002 CREG
Dieldrin <0.000006-0.00005 0.000002 CREG
DDD <0.00001-0.00002 0.0001 CREG
Aluminum 0.04-303 None
Arsenic <0.001-0.017 0.00002 CREG
Barium <0.05-10,000 0.7 RMEG
Beryllium <0.0004-0.015 0.000008 CREG
Cadmium <0.003-0.122 0.007 EMEG
Chromium <0.003-0.426 0.05*** RMEG
Cobalt <0.003-0.157 None
Lead 0.007-1.64 None
Manganese 0.123-16.1 0.05 RMEG
Mercury <0.0002-0.005 0.002 MCLG
Nickel <0.013-1.26 0.2 RMEG
Vanadium <0.003-0.471 0.03 EMEG

Intermediate

Zinc 0.066-8.27 3.0 RMEG
* - See Appendix 2 for description of the comparison values and their sources. All comparison values are for chronic exposures unless noted otherwise.
mg/L - milligrams of contaminant per liter of water.
PAHs - Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons.
** - Health Comparison Value for Benzo(a)pyrene.
*** - Health Comparison Value for Chromium VI.
References: Camp Dresser & McKee; Draft remedial investigation report: Pfohl Brothers Landfill; New York: Camp Dresser & McKee; January 1991. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC); Proposed remedial action plan: Pfohl Brothers Landfill, Cheektowaga, Erie County, New York, Site No. 09-15-043; Albany, New York: NYSDEC; November 1991. NYSDEC, New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH); Issues and concerns: Pfohl Brothers Landfill; Albany, New York: NYSDEC and NYSDOH; March 1994. Fred C. Hart Associates, Inc; Documentation records for hazard ranking system: Pfohl Brothers Landfill; New York: Fred C. Hart Associates, Inc.; 1982. Ecology and Environment, Inc; Report on the investigation of Pfohl Brothers Landfill, Cheektowaga, New York; Buffalo, New York: Ecology and Environment, Inc.; February 1984.
Appendix 3, Table 6 - Contaminants Detected in On-Site Surface Water (Drainage Ditches and Wetlands), Above Health Comparison Values at the Proposed Pfohl Brothers Landfill National Priorities List Site, Cheektowaga, New York
Contaminant Detected Range
(mg/L)
Comparison Value for Ingestion*
(mg/L)
Comparison Value Source*
Arsenic <0.002-0.060 0.00002 CREG
Barium <0.01-1.83 0.7 RMEG
Cadmium <0.003-0.035 0.007 EMEG
Lead <0.002-2.44 None
Manganese 0.054-1.83 0.05 RMEG
Mercury <0.001-0.006 0.002 MCLG
Zinc <0.01-7.69 3.0 RMEG
* - See Appendix 2 for description of the comparison values and their sources. All comparison values are for chronic exposures unless noted otherwise.
mg/L - milligrams of contaminant per liter of water.
References: Camp Dresser & McKee; Draft remedial investigation report: Pfohl Brothers Landfill; New York: Camp Dresser & McKee; January 1991. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC); Proposed remedial action plan: Pfohl Brothers Landfill, Cheektowaga, Erie County, New York, Site No. 09-15-043; Albany, New York: NYSDEC; November 1991. NYSDEC, New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH); Issues and concerns: Pfohl Brothers Landfill; Albany, New York: NYSDEC and NYSDOH; March 1994. Fred C. Hart Associates, Inc; Documentation records for hazard ranking system: Pfohl Brothers Landfill; New York: Fred C. Hart Associates, Inc.; 1982. Ecology and Environment, Inc; Report on the investigation of Pfohl Brothers Landfill, Cheektowaga, New York; Buffalo, New York: Ecology and Environment, Inc.; February 1984.
Appendix 3, Table 7 - Contaminants Detected in On-Site Sediments, Above Comparison Values at the Proposed Pfohl Brothers Landfill National Priorities List Site, Cheektowaga, New York
Contaminant Detected Range
(mg/Kg)
Comparison Value of Ingestion*
(mg/Kg)
Comparison Value Source*
Dibenzofuran <0.37-2.5 None
Carcinogenic PAHs <0.37-17.1 0.005** CREG
Aluminum 5,580-12,200 None
Arsenic 3-29 0.4 CREG
Barium 47-280 100 RMEG
Cadmium <0.9-6 1.0 EMEG
Chromium 5-49 10*** RMEG
Cobalt 1.8-14 None
Lead 11-1,180 None
Manganese 111-1,100 10 RMEG
Mercury <0.1-0.6 None
Nickel 6-117 40 RMEG
Vanadium 11-33 6 EMEG

Intermediate

Zinc 48-910 600 RMEG
* - See Appendix 2 for description of the comparison values and their sources. All comparison values are for chronic exposures unless noted otherwise.
mg/Kg - milligrams of contaminant per kilogram of soil.
PAHs - Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons.
** - Health Comparison Value for Benzo(a)pyrene.
*** - Health Comparison Value for Chromium VI.
References: Camp Dresser & McKee; Draft remedial investigation report: Pfohl Brothers Landfill; New York: Camp Dresser & McKee; January 1991. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC); Proposed remedial action plan: Pfohl Brothers Landfill, Cheektowaga, Erie County, New York, Site No. 09-15-043; Albany, New York: NYSDEC; November 1991. NYSDEC, New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH); Issues and concerns: Pfohl Brothers Landfill; Albany, New York: NYSDEC and NYSDOH; March 1994. Fred C. Hart Associates, Inc; Documentation records for hazard ranking system: Pfohl Brothers Landfill; New York: Fred C. Hart Associates, Inc.; 1982. Ecology and Environment, Inc.; Report on the investigation of Pfohl Brothers Landfill, Cheektowaga, New York; Buffalo, New York: Ecology and Environment, Inc.; February 1984.
Appendix 3, Table 8 - Contaminants Detected in On-Site Groundwater, Above Health Comparison Values at the Proposed Pfohl Brothers Landfill National Priorities List Site, Cheektowaga, New York
Contaminant Detected Range in the Unconsolidated Aquifer (mg/L) Detected Range in the Bedrock Aquifer (mg/L) Comparison Value for Ingestion* (mg/L) Comparison Value Source
Benzene <0.002-0.29 <0.002-0.023 0.001 CREG
Chlorobenzene <0.003-11 <0.003 0.1 LTHA
Chloroethane <0.006-0.9 <0.004 None
1,4-Dichlorobenzene <0.005-0.24 <0.005 0.075 LTHA
1,1-Dichloroethane <0.001-4.9 <0.001-0.004 None
1,1-Dichloroethene <0.002-0.24 <0.002 0.00006 CREG
1,1,1-Trichloroethane <0.002-15.0 <0.002 0.2 LTHA
Trichloroethene <0.002-0.006 <0.002 0.003 CREG
Vinyl Chloride <0.005 <0.005-0.006 0.0002 EMEG
2,4-Dimethylphenol <0.01-0.94 <0.01 0.2 RMEG
2-Methylphenol <0.01-0.072 <0.01 0.5 RMEG
4-Methylphenol <0.01-0.075 <0.01 None
Phenol <0.01-4.0 <0.02 4.0 LTHA
Dibenzofuran <0.01-0.02 <0.01 None
Bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate <0.01-0.84 <0.016-0.042 0.003 CREG
Butyl Benzyl Phthalate <0.01-0.15 <0.01 2.0 RMEG
Aldrin <0.00005 <0.00005-0.00005 0.000002 CREG
Polychlorinated Biphenyls <0.00005-0.11 <0.00005 0.000005 CREG
Aluminum 0.06-74 0.056-7.5 None
Antimony <0.025-0.033 <0.024-0.035 0.004 RMEG
Arsenic <0.002-0.022 <0.002-0.005 0.00002 CREG
Barium 0.052-1.530 0.025-0.24 0.7 RMEG
Beryllium <0.0001-0.002 <0.0001 0.000008 CREG
Cadmium <0.001-0.012 <0.001-0.004 0.007 EMEG
Chromium <0.001-0.196 <0.001-0.728 0.05** RMEG
Cobalt <0.002-0.047 <0.002-0.007 None
Lead <0.002-0.369 <0.002-0.007 None
Manganese 0.062-3.45 <0.0005-0.428 0.05 RMEG
Mercury <0.0002-0.003 <0.0002-0.0005 0.002 MCLG
Vanadium <0.001-0.124 <0.001-0.035 0.03 EMEG
Intermediate
* - See Appendix 2 for description of the comparison values and their sources. All comparison values are for chronic exposures unless noted otherwise.
mg/L - milligrams of contaminant per liter of water.
** - Comparison Value for Chromium VI.
References: Camp Dresser & McKee; Draft remedial investigation report: Pfohl Brothers Landfill; New York: Camp Dresser & McKee; January 1991. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation; Proposed remedial action plan: Pfohl Brothers Landfill, Cheektowaga, Erie County, New York, Site No. 09-15-043; Albany, New York: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation; November 1991. Ecology and Environment, Inc.; Report on the investigation of Pfohl Brothers Landfill, Cheektowaga, New York; Buffalo, New York: Ecology and Environment, Inc.; February 1984. Conestoga-Rovers & Associates; Groundwater Sampling Event, December 1994; April 1995.
Appendix 3, Table 9 - Contaminants Detected in Off-Site Residential Surface Soils (0-3 inches), Above Health Comparison Values Near the Proposed Pfohl Brothers Landfill National Priorities List Site, Cheektowaga, New York
Contaminant Detected Range
(mg/Kg)
Comparison Value for Ingestion* (mg/Kg) Comparison Value Source*
Arsenic <2.0-21 0.4 CREG
Barium 67-801 100 RMEG
Cadmium <0.6-6.2 1.0 EMEG
Chromium <2-15 10** RMEG
Copper 5-94 None
Lead 5-339 None
Manganese 89-525 10 RMEG
Mercury <0.1-0.9 None
Zinc 47-969 600 RMEG
* - See Appendix 2 for a description of the comparison values and their sources. All comparison values are for chronic exposures unless noted otherwise.
mg/Kg - milligrams of contaminant per kilogram of soil.
** - Comparison Value for Chromium VI.
Reference: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation; Off site remedial investigation: Pfohl Brothers Landfill Site, Erie County, Cheektowaga, New York, Site No. 09-15-043; Albany, New York: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation; October 1993.
Appendix 3, Table 10 - Contaminants Detected in Off-Site Subsurface Soils (greater than 3 inches), Above Health Comparison Values Near the Proposed Pfohl Brother Landfill National Priorities List Site, Cheektowaga, New York
Contaminant Detected Range
(mg/Kg)
Comparison Value for Ingestion*
(mg/Kg)
Comparison Value Source*
Aluminum 4,200-13,100 None
Arsenic 1.6-4.9 0.4 CREG
Chromium 4.5-16.3 10** RMEG
Cobalt 3.9-11.1 None
Lead 12-21 None
Manganese 321-520 10 RMEG
Mercury <0.05-0.37 None
Vanadium 11-25 6 EMEG
Intermediate
* - See Appendix 2 for a description of the comparison values and their sources. All comparison values are for chronic exposures unless noted otherwise.
mg/Kg - milligrams of contaminant per kilogram of soil.
** - Comparison Value for Chromium VI.
Reference: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation; Off site remedial investigation: Pfohl Brothers Landfill Site, Erie County, Cheektowaga, New York, Site No. 09-15-043; Albany, New York: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation; October 1993.
Appendix 3, Table 11 - Contaminants Detected in Off-Site Surface Waters (Ellicott Creek and Aero Lake), Above Health Comparison Values Near the Proposed Pfohl Brothers Landfill National Priorities List Site, Cheektowaga, New York
Contaminant Detected Range
(mg/L)
Comparison Value for Ingestion* (mg/L) Comparison Value Source*
Bis (2-Ethylhexyl) Phthalate <0.01-0.022 0.003 CREG
Barium 0.38-0.87 0.7 RMEG
Cadmium <0.005-0.009 0.007 EMEG
* - See Appendix 2 for a description of the comparison values and their sources. All comparison values are for chronic exposures unless noted otherwise.
mg/L - milligram of contaminant per liter of water.
Reference: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation; Off site remedial investigation: Pfohl Brothers Landfill Site, Erie County, Cheektowaga, New York, Site No. 09-15-043; Albany, New York: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation; October 1993.
Appendix 3, Table 12 - Contaminants Detected in Off-Site Sediments (Ellicott Creek and Aero Lake), Above Health Comparison Values Near the Proposed Pfohl Brothers Landfill National Priorities List Site, Cheektowaga, New York
Contaminant Detected Range
(mg/Kg)
Comparison Value for Ingestion*
(mg/Kg)
Comparison Value Source*
Carcinogenic PAHs <0.4-0.581 0.1** CREG
Aluminum 4,670-11,200 None
Arsenic 1.8-7.4 0.4 CREG
Barium 22-301 100 RMEG
Cadmium <0.3-4.7 1.0 EMEG
Chromium 4.9-18.6 10*** RMEG
Lead 10-74 None
Manganese 129-438 10 RMEG
Vanadium 11-23 6 EMEG
Intermediate
* - See Appendix 2 for a description of the comparison values and their sources. All comparison values are for chronic exposures unless noted otherwise.
mg/Kg - milligrams of contaminant per kilogram of soil.
PAHs - Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons.
** - Health Comparison Value for Benzo(a)pyrene.
*** - Health Comparison Value for Chromium VI.
Reference: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation; Off site remedial investigation: Pfohl Brothers Landfill Site, Erie County, Cheektowaga, New York, Site No. 09-15-043; Albany, New York: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation; October 1993.
Appendix 3, Table 13 - Contaminants Detected Off-Site in Groundwater Monitoring Wells (Well Numbers 1,6,7,18,19,20,21,22,23), Above Health Comparison Values Near the Proposed Pfohl Brothers National Priorities List Site, Cheektowaga, New York
Contaminant Detected Range in the Unconsolidated Aquifer (mg/L) Detected Range in the Bedrock Aquifer (mg/L) Comparison Value for Ingestion* (mg/L) Comparison Value Source*
Benzene <0.002-0.005 <0.002 0.001 CREG
Tetrachloroethane <0.001-0.001 <0.001 0.0007 CREG
Bis (2-Ethylhexyl) Phthalate <0.01-0.025 <0.01-0.042 0.003 CREG
Lead <0.005-0.034 <0.005-0.025 None
Chromium <0.01-2.2 <0.01-0.03 0.05** RMEG
Manganese <0.007-2.2 <0.007-0.77 0.05 RMEG
* - See Appendix 2 for a description of the comparison values and their sources. All comparison values are for chronic exposures unless noted otherwise.
mg/L - milligrams of contaminant per liter of water.
** - Comparison Value of Chromium VI.
Reference: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation; Off site remedial investigation: Pfohl Brothers Landfill Site, Erie County, Cheektowaga, New York, Site No. 09-15-043; Albany, New York: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation; October 1993. Conestoga_Rovers & Associates; Groundwater Sampling Event, December 1994; April 1995.
Appendix 3, Table 14 - Comparison of the Maximum Concentrations of Inorganic Metals Detected (mg/Kg) Above Health Comparison Values in Off-Site and On-Site Surface Soils (0-3 inches), Subsurface Soils (greater than 3 inches), and Sediments to Background Levels (mg/Kg); Near the Proposed Pfohl Brothers Landfill National Priorities List Site, Cheektowaga, New York

On-Site Off-Site

Inorganic Metal Surface Soil Subsurface Soil Sediment Surface Soil Subsurface Soil Sediment Background Range* Detected Above Background?
Aluminum 11,000 16,500 12,200 ND 13,100 11,200 7,000-100,000 NO
Arsenic 30 30 29 21 4.9 7.4 2-20 YES
Both
Barium 2,220 5,080 280 801 ND 301 200-500 YES,
Both
Cadmium 28 8 6 6.2 ND 4.7 0.5-1.5 YES,
Both
Chromium 84 83 49 15 16 19 10-60 Yes
On-Site
Cobalt 18 45 14 ND 11 ND 3-50 NO
Copper 1,057 573 ND 94 ND ND 2-700 YES,
On-Site
Lead 985 2,340 1,180 339 21 74 10-300 YES,
On-Site
Manganese 1,770 728 1,100 525 520 438 150-1,000 YES
On-Site
Mercury 6.2 1.3 0.6 0.9 0.37 ND 0.01-3.4 YES,
On-Site
Nickel 125 193 117 ND ND ND 5-700 NO
Selenium 5.3 ND ND ND ND ND 0.1-3.9 YES,
On-Site
Vanadium 26 37 33 ND 25 23 20-150 NO
Zinc 2,770 5,850 910 969 ND ND 7-300 Yes
Both
mg/Kg - milligrams of inorganic metal per kilogram of Soil.
* - Shacklette HT, Boerngen JG. Element concentrations in soils and other surficial materials of the conterminous United States. U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1270. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1984.
ND - Not Detected Above Health Comparison Values.
The Values of Maximum Concentrations of Inorganic Metals Detected were obtained from Appendix 3, Tables 1-13 of this Public Health Assessment.

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