SPARTAN CHEMICAL COMPANY
WYOMING, KENT COUNTY, MICHIGAN
Figure 1. Spartan Chemical Company Superfund Site
Michigan Department of Community Health
John Filpus, Environmental Engineer
Robin Freer, Resource Specialist
James Bedford, Environmental Toxicologist
Brendan Boyle, Principal Investigator
ATSDR Regional Representative
Regional Services, Region V
Office of the Assistant Administrator
ATSDR Technical Project Officer
Division of Health Assessment and Consultation
Superfund Site Assessment Branch
The Spartan Chemical Company Health Consultation was prepared by the Michigan Department of Community Healthunder a cooperative agreement with the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). It is in accordancewith approved methodology and procedures existing at the time the health consultation was initiated.
Technical Project Officer, SPS, SSAB, DHAC
The Division of Health Assessment and Consultation, ATSDR, has reviewed this health consultation and concurs with its findings.
Chief, SPS, SSAB, DHAC, ATSDR
1. As of October 1, 1995, the environmental protection and regulation functions and relatedstaff of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) were transferred to the newly-formed Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ). Operations continued withoutinterruption.
2. On April 1, 1996, the Michigan Department of Public Health (MDPH) Division of Health Risk Assessment (DHRA) was absorbed into the newly-formed Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH). The site history and background section of this document uses the departmental identifiers in effect at the time of the events.
3. The U.S. EPA Reference Concentrations (RfCs), U.S. EPA Reference Doses (RfDs), and ATSDR Minimum Risk Levels (MRLs) are concentrations or exposure doses that are assumed to pose no hazard of adverse human health effects, calculated from experimental data multiplied by uncertainty factors to allow for interspecies and individual variation.
4. Pica behavior is an abnormal consumption of non-food materials, such as soil, most often seen in children under 5 years of age.