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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

ALBION-SHERIDAN TOWNSHIP LANDFILL
SHERIDAN TOWNSHIP, CALHOUN COUNTY, MICHIGAN
CERCLIS No. MID980504450

September 30, 1997

Prepared By:

Michigan Department of Community Health
Under a Cooperative Agreement with the
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry


TABLE OF CONTENTS

LIST OF ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS

SUMMARY

BACKGROUND

    A. Site Description and History
    B. Site Visits
    C. Demographics, Land Use, and Natural Resource Use
    D. Health Outcome Data

COMMUNITY HEALTH CONCERNS

ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINANTS AND OTHER HAZARDS

    A. On-Site Contamination
    B. Off-Site Contamination
    C. Quality Assurance and Quality Control
    D. Physical and Other Hazards

PATHWAYS ANALYSES

    A. Completed Exposure Pathways
    B. Potential Exposure Pathways

PUBLIC HEALTH IMPLICATIONS

    A. Toxicological Evaluation
    Metals
    Organic Chemicals
    B. Health Outcome Data Evaluation
    C. Community Health Concerns Evaluation

CONCLUSIONS

RECOMMENDATIONS

    HEALTH ACTIVITIES RECOMMENDATION PANEL STATEMENT
    PUBLIC HEALTH ACTIONS

PREPARERS OF REPORT

CERTIFICATION

REFERENCES

APPENDIX A -- FIGURES

APPENDIX B -- TABLES

RESPONSIVENESS STATEMENT

FOOTNOTES


LIST OF ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS

ASTLAlbion-Sheridan Township Landfill
ATSDRAgency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
ATVall-terrain vehicle
BEHPbis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate
CERCLAComprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980
CREGcancer risk evaluation guide, ATSDR
DNOPdi-n-octyl phthalate
EMEGenvironmental media evaluation guide, ATSDR
EPAEnvironmental Protection Agency
FSfeasibility study
IARCInternational Agency for Research on Cancer
IRISIntegrated Risk Information System, EPA database
LOAELlowest-observed-adverse-effect level
LTHALifetime health advisory, EPA
MCLMaximum contaminant level, EPA
MDCHMichigan Department of Community Health
MDEQMichigan Department of Environmental Quality
MDLmethod detection limit
MDNRMichigan Department of Natural Resources
MDPHMichigan Department of Public Health
MRLminimal risk level, ATSDR
NOAELno-observed-adverse-effect level
NPLNational Priorities List
PAHpolycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon
PCBpolychlorinated biphenyl
PHAPpublic health action plan
ppbparts per billion
ppmparts per million
PRPpotentially responsible party
PRRApresumptive remedy risk assessment
RfCreference concentration, EPA
RfDreference dose, EPA
RIremedial investigation
RMEGreference dose media evaluation guide, ATSDR
RODrecord of decision
SEERSurveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program, National Cancer Institute
SMCLsecondary maximum contaminant level, EPA
SMRstandard mortality ratio
TRIToxic Chemical Release Inventory
VOCvolatile organic compound


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