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HEALTH CONSULTATION

BANNER WESTERN DISPOSAL SERVICE
JOLIET, WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS


CONCLUSIONS

IDPH concludes:

  1. The ponds present a drowning risk, especially for children
  2. Contamination found to date in sediments does not pose a public health hazard should someone occasionally be exposed to those contamiants.
  3. A potential exists for contamiants to migrate to nearby private wells and for people to come into contact with surface soil and surface water contamination. No data are available to assess the on-site surface soil and surface water contamination. No data are available to assess if the on-site contaminants have migrated into off-site groundwater.

RECOMMENDATIONS

IDPH recommends to:

  1. Restrict site access, especially at the ponds.
  2. Collect data to assess the on-site surface soil, surface water, and groundwater contamination.
  3. Reduce the potential for migration of on-site contaminants to off-site areas.

PREPARER OF REPORT

Constanta E. Mosoiu
Environmental Toxicologist
Illinois Department of Public Health


REFERENCES

  1. USEPA: "Focused Site Inspection Prioritization Report for Banner Western Disposal Service." September 7, 1995.

  2. IEPA: "A Summary of Selected Background Conditions for Inorganics in Soil" (Within Metropolitan Statistical Areas). August 1994.

  3. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR): "Toxicological Profile for Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons" (Update). August 1995.

  4. ATSDR: "Toxicological Profile for Cadmium"(Update). June 1992.

  5. ATSDR: "Toxicological Profile for Lead" (Update). December 1992.

CERTIFICATION

This Banner Western Disposal Service Site Health Consultation was prepared by the Illinois Department of Public 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 begun.

Gail D. Godfrey
Technical Project Officer
Division of Health Assessment and Consultation
ATSDR

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

Richard E. Gillig
Chief, State Programs Section
Division of Health Assessment and Consultation
ATSDR


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