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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

FORMER NANSEMOND ORDNANCE DEPOT
SUFFOLK, VIRGINIA
EPA FACILITY ID: VAD123933426

February 19, 2004

Prepared by:

Superfund Site Assessment Branch
Division of Health Assessment and Consultation
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry


TABLE OF CONTENTS

LIST OF ACRONYMS

SUMMARY

I. PURPOSE AND HEALTH ISSUES

II. BACKGROUND

III. DISCUSSION

IV. HAZARD CATEGORY

V. CONCLUSIONS

VI. RECOMMENDATIONS

VII. PUBLIC HEALTH ACTION PLAN

VIII. PUBLIC COMMENTS

IX. ATSDR SITE TEAM

X. REFERENCES

APPENDIX A: EXPLANATION OF EVALUATION PROCESS

APPENDIX B: PUBLIC COMMENTS RECEIVED

APPENDIX C: ATSDR GLOSSARY OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH TERMS


LIST OF ACRONYMS
AL Action Level
AOC Area of Concern
ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980
CPW College Production Well
CREG Cancer Risk Evaluation Guide
DDD 1,1-dichloro-2,2-bis(p-chlorophenyl)ethane
DDE 1,1-dichloro-2,2-bis(p-chlorophenyl)ethylene
DDT 1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-bis(p-chlorophenyl)ethane
EE/CA Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis
EMEG Environmental Media Evaluation Guide
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
FNOD Former Nansemond Ordnance Depot
FUD site Formerly Used Defense site
GE General Electric
HRSD Hampton Roads Sanitation District
kg kilogram
MCL Maximum Contaminant Level
mg milligram
mm millimeter
NPL National Priorities List
ppm part per million
ppb part per billion
PAHs Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
PCB Polychlorinated Biphenyls
PHA Public Health Assessment
PHAP Public Health Action Plan
RAB Restoration Advisory Board
RI/FS Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study
RBC Risk-based Concentrations
SVOC

Semi-volatile Organic Compound
TCC Tidewater Community College
TNT 2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene
µg/L microgram per liter
ACE United States Army Corps of Engineers
UXO Unexploded Ordnance
VDEQ Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
VDOT Virginia Department of Transportation
VOC Volatile Organic Compound

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