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HEALTH CONSULTATION

HONNEGER'S GRAIN ELEVATOR (PROPERTY)
MT. PLEASANT, ISABELLA COUNTY, MICHIGAN



Figure 1. Honneger's Elevator



PREPARERS OF REPORT

Michigan Department of Community Health

    John Filpus, Environmental Engineer

    Robin Freer, Resource Specialist

    James Bedford, Environmental Toxicologist

    Brendan Boyle, Principal Investigator


ATSDR Regional Representative

Louise Fabinski
Regional Services, Region V
Office of the Assistant Administrator

ATSDR Technical Project Officer

William Greim
Division of Health Assessment and Consultation
Superfund Site Assessment Branch


CERTIFICATION

The Honneger's Grain Elevator Property Health Consultation was prepared by the Michigan Department of Community 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 health consultation was initiated.

William Greim
Technical Project Officer, SPS, SSAB, DHAC

The Division of Health Assessment and Consultation, ATSDR, has reviewed this health consultation and concurs with its findings.

Richard Gillig
Chief, SPS, SSAB, DHAC, ATSDR


Table 1. Concentrations of chemicals found in surface soil samples collected from the Honneger's Grain Elevator property by the MDEQ, June 1997.

Chemical Concentration
(ppm)
No. of samples
above MDEQ
Industrial/
Commercial Criteria
(Ref. 4)
No. of samples
above MDEQ
Residential Criteria
(Ref. 5)
Maximum Median
acenaphthene

3

ND

0 0
acenaphthylene

0.27

ND

0 0
anthracene

8

ND

0 0
antimony

1.9

ND

0 0
arsenic

17.3

4.59

0 9
barium

93.1

37.45

0 0
benzo(a)anthracene

11

0.23

0 0
benzo(a)pyrene

8.4

0.29

0 7
benzo(b)fluoranthene

10

0.46

0 0
benzo(g,h,i)perylene

4.8

0.15

0 0
benzo(k)fluoranthene

5.1

0.19

0 0
beryllium

0.486

0.177

0 0
bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate

6.4

ND

0 0
cadmium

1.4

0.3

0 0
carbazole

4.1

ND

0 0
alpha-chlordane

0.02

ND

0 0
gamma-chlordane

0.016

ND

0 0
chromium

19.38

7.87

0 0
chrysene

10

0.33

0 0
cobalt

8.63

3.25

0 0
copper

69.6

14.76

0 0
cyanide

9.2

ND

0 0
4,4'-DDD

0.012

ND

0 0
4,4'-DDT

0.092

ND

0 0
di-n-butylphthalate

0.22

ND

0 0
dibenz(a,h)anthracene

0.24

ND

0 0
dibenzofuran

2.2

ND

0 0
1,1-dichloroethylene

0.001

ND

0 0
dieldrin

0.0099

ND

0 0
fluoranthene

22

0.37

0 0
fluorene

4.8

ND

0 0
indeno(1,2,3-cd)pyrene

4.2

0.11

0 0
lead

1,244

112

7 7
manganese

411

181

0 0
mercury

1.6

ND

0 0
methoxychlor

0.017

ND

0 0
methylene chloride

0.041

0.006

0 0
2-methylnaphthalene

1.1

ND

0 0
naphthalene

2

ND

0 0
nickel

18.39

7.2

0 0
4-nitroaniline

0.31

ND

0 0
PCBs (total)

0.064

ND

0 0
phenanthrene

25

0.28

0 0
pyrene

19

0.36

0 0
selenium

1.24

0.5

0 0
silver

0.256

ND

0 0
sodium

236

ND

0 0
thallium

1.13

ND

0 0
vanadium

28.16

10.8

0 0
zinc

398

94.5

0 0

Reference: 3

ND --Not Detected in more than 50% of the samples


Table 2. Concentrations of chemicals found in subsurface soil samples collected from the Honneger's Grain Elevator property by the MDEQ, June 1997.

Chemical Concentration
(ppm)
No. of samples
above MDEQ
Industrial/
Commercial
Criteria (Ref. 4)
No. of samples
above MDEQ
Residential
Criteria (Ref. 5)
Maximum Median
acenaphthene

9.9

ND

0 0
acetone

0.19

4

0 0
anthracene

25

ND

0 0
antimony

4.8

ND

0 0
arsenic

9.44

4.1

0 3
barium

320

41.3

0 0
benzene

15

ND

0 0
benzo(a)anthracene

57

ND

0 1
benzo(a)pyrene

54

ND

1 1
benzo(b)fluoranthene

92

ND

0 1
benzo(g,h,i)perylene

18

ND

0 0
benzo(k)fluoranthene

13

ND

0 0
beryllium

0.3

0.104

0 0
bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate

0.18

ND

0 0
2-butanone

0.043

ND

0 0
butylbenzylphthalate

0.2

ND

0 0
cadmium

0.7

0.124

0 0
carbazole

17

ND

0 0
alpha-chlordane

0.0076

ND

0 0
gamma-chlordane

0.0022

ND

0 0
chlorobenzene

0.54

ND

0 0
chromium

15

5.9

0 0
chrysene

59

ND

0 0
cobalt

7.3

3.31

0 0
copper

35.64

10.2

0 0
4,4'-DDD

0.005

ND

0 0
4,4'-DDE

0.005

ND

0 0
4,4'-DDT

0.011

ND

0 0
di-n-butylphthalate

0.045

ND

0 0
dibenzofuran

8.2

ND

0 0
endrin

0.0063

ND

0 0
endrin ketone

0.0047

ND

0 0
ethylbenzene

5.2

ND

0 0
fluoranthene

130

ND

0 0
fluorene

19

ND

0 0
heptachlor

0.0028

ND

0 0
indeno(1,2,3-cd)pyrene

20

ND

0 1
lead

233.57

12.8

0 0
manganese

323.66

197.9

0 0
methylene chloride

0.077

ND

0 0
2-methylnaphthalene

2.1

ND

0 0
naphthalene

5

ND

0 0
nickel

15.2

6.4

0 0
PCBs (total)

0.16

ND

0 0
phenanthrene

100

ND

0 0
pyrene

99

ND

0 0
selenium

1.54

ND

0 0
silver

0.332

ND

0 0
thallium

1.2

ND

0 0
toluene

17

ND

0 0
vanadium

21.7

10.4

0 0
xylenes (total)

23

ND

0 0
zinc

311

32.3

0 0

Reference: 3

ND --Not Detected in more than 50% of the samples


Table 3. Concentrations of chemicals found in sediment samples collected from the Chippewa River near the Honneger's Grain Elevator property by the MDEQ, June 1997.

Chemical Concentration
(ppm)
No. of samples above MDEQ Industrial/Commercial
Criteria (Ref. 4)
No. of samples above
MDEQ Residential
Criteria (Ref. 5)
Upstream Adjacent Downstream
acenaphthene

0.051

ND

ND

0 0
acenaphthylene

ND

ND

0.01

0 0
anthracene

0.026

0.016

0.007

0 0
antimony

ND

7.9

ND

0 0
arsenic

10.1

3.5

1

0 1
barium

28.1

15

7

0 0
benzo(a)anthracene

0.099

0.069

0.009

0 0
benzo(a)pyrene

0.1

0.045

0.017

0 0
benzo(b)fluoranthene

0.13

0.073

ND

0 0
benzo(g,h,i)perylene

0.015

ND

ND

0 0
benzo(k)fluoranthene

0.1

0.057

ND

0 0
delta-BHC

0.00076

0.0016

ND

0 0
bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate

0.11

0.038

0.021

0 0
cadmium

1

ND

ND

0 0
carbazole

0.06

0.015

ND

0 0
gamma-chlordane

0.001

ND

ND

0 0
chromium

5.6

3.4

2.3

0 0
chrysene

0.17

0.098

0.013

0 0
cobalt

2.1

2.7

ND

0 0
copper

6.6

4.2

1.8

0 0
cyanide

0.2

0.2

ND

0 0
di-n-octylphthalate

ND

0.006

ND

0 0
dibenzofuran

0.087

ND

ND

0 0
fluoranthene

0.31

0.19

0.019

0 0
fluorene

0.11

0.009

ND

0 0
heptachlor epoxide

0.0011

ND

ND

0 0
indeno(1,2,3-cd)pyrene

0.068

0.045

ND

0 0
lead

7.4

7.6

3.7

0 0
manganese

124

102

29.6

0 0
mercury

0.09

ND

ND

0 0
methoxychlor

ND

0.017

ND

0 0
naphthalene

ND

ND

0.008

0 0
pentachlorophenol

0.17

ND

ND

0 0
phenanthrene

0.18

0.12

0.024

0 0
pyrene

0.26

0.16

0.1

0 0
selenium

ND

1

ND

0 0
thallium

ND

0.5

ND

0 0
vanadium

10.1

6.3

4.4

0 0
zinc

21.8

10.8

10.4

0 0

Reference: 3

ND --Not Detected


1. The MDEQ Industrial and Commercial Cleanup Criteria for lead were developed using the U.S. EPA Integrated Uptake Biokinetic Model for children. No risk assessment methods are currently available to evaluate lead toxicity in adults.


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