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HEALTH CONSULTATION

PELLESTAR LIMITED
NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP, MARQUETTE COUNTY, MICHIGAN

January 29, 2002

Prepared by:

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


TABLE OF CONTENTS

ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS

SUMMARY

BACKGROUND AND STATEMENT OF ISSUES

DISCUSSION

CONCLUSIONS

RECOMMENDATIONS

REFERENCES

PREPARERS OF REPORT

CERTIFICATION


LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1. Property Location

Figure 2. Property Features


LIST OF TABLES

Table 1. Concentrations of chemicals of concern in subsurface soil samples collected from the Pellestar Limited property during Phase II of the Environmental Site Assessment (1999) and the Brownfield Redevelopment Assessment (2001)

Table 2. Concentrations of chemicals of concern in sediment samples collected from lagoons on the Pellestar Limited property during Phase II of the Environmental Site Assessment (1999) and the Brownfield Redevelopment Assessment (2001)

Table 3. Concentrations of chemicals of concern found in surface water samples collected from the lagoons on the Pellestar Limited property during Phase II of the Environmental Site Assessment (1999) and the Brownfield Redevelopment Assessment (2001)

Table 4. Concentrations of chemicals of concern in surface soil samples collected from the Pellestar Limited property during the Brownfield Redevelopment Assessment (2001).


ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS

ATSDR

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
BEA Baseline Environmental Assessment
beta-BHC beta-hexachlorocyclohexane (a/k/a beta-benzenehexachloride)
BFRA Brownfields Redevelopment Assessment
CCIC Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company
CLP Contract Laboratory Protocol
DCC MDEQ Soil Direct Contact Criteria
DWPC MDEQ Drinking Water Protection Criteria
ESA Environmental Site Assessment
GCC MDEQ Groundwater Contact Criteria

MDCH

Michigan Department of Community Health
MDEQ Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
NA not available
ND not detected
NLL not likely to leach into groundwater
NS not sampled
NT not tested in this medium
ORV off-road vehicle
PCB polychlorinated biphenyl
ppb parts per billion
ppm parts per million
PTC Pellet Technology Corporation
SVOC semi-volatile organic chemical
U.S. EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
VOC volatile organic chemical
XRF X-Ray Fluorescence


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