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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT
BORDNER MANUFACTURING
FREEPORT, STEPHENSON COUNTY, ILLINOIS
September 22, 2004


References

  1. Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. CERCLA Expanded Site Inspection for Bordner Manufacturing Company. Springfield: Illinois Environmental Protection Agency; 2003.
  2. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. On-Scene Coordinator's Report for Bordner Manufacturing Company. Chicago: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; 1994.
  3. GDR International, Inc. Preliminary Soil Investigation Residential Neighboring Properties, City of Freeport Weed and Seed. Loves Park (Ill.): GDR International, Inc.; 2003 (Aug.).
  4. American Lung Association. Fact sheet on "Sarcoidosis." Available at http://www.lungusa.org/diseases/lungsarcoido.html. Accessed Dec. 8, 2003.
CERTIFICATION

The Illinois Department of Public Health, under a cooperative agreement with the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), prepared this Bordner Manufacturing public health assessment. It was prepared in accordance with approved methodology and procedures existing at the time.



____________________________________
Allen Robison
Technical Project Officer
Superfund and Program Assessment Branch
Division of Health Assessment and Consultation


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



_________________________________
Bobbi Erlwein
Team Leader, Cooperative Agreement Team
Superfund and Program Assessment Branch
Division of Health Assessment and Consultation
ATSDR

Tables

Table 1. GDR International, Inc. Soil Sample Results (June 2003) and Comparison Values Used by IDPH for Public Health Assessment for Borden Manufacturing Site.
Chemical Maximum Level Detected in Soil at 12- foot depth (mg/kg) Average Level in Illinois Surface Soil* (mg/kg) ATSDR Health-based Comparison Value (mg/kg) Illinois EPA Guideline for Residential Soil (mg/kg) Improper Comparison Used by GDR International, Inc. (mg/L)
Antimony 0.39 4.2 20 31 0.006
Arsenic 0.607 7.4 20 13 0.05
Beryllium 0.589 0.73 100 160 0.004
Cadmium 0.726 1.3 10 78 0.005
Chromium 4.668 21.2 200 230 0.1
Copper 19.76 28.9 2,000 2,900 0.65
Lead 33.36 71.1 1,000 (IDPH) 400 0.0074
Mercury 0.42 0.12 na 10 0.002
Nickel 16.27 20.9 1,000 1,600 0.1
Selenium 0.56 0.58 300 390 0.05
Silver 0.31 0.97 300 390 0.05
Thallium 1.94 0.46 na 6.3 0.002
Zinc 69.1 137.9 20,000 23,000 5
* A Summary of Selected Background Conditions for Inorganics in Soil. Illinois EPA; 1994.
Statistical background concentration for arsenic
Abbreviations:
mg/kg = milligrams of chemical per kilogram of soil
mg/L = milligrams of chemical per liter of water
ATSDR = Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry comparison values for child exposures
IDPH = level promulgated in the Illinois Department of Public Health Lead Poisoning Prevention Code
na = no comparison value listed


Table 2. Maximum Levels of Chemicals of Interest in On-Site Soil at Bordner Manufacturing Site (1996-2002).
Chemical Maximum Level Detected (mg/kg) Comparison Value (mg/kg) Location Depth of Sample
cadmium 63.4 10 (EMEG Child) west fenced area 4 to 8 inches
cadmium 94.4 10 (EMEG Child) former plating area 8 to 12 inches
cadmium 102 10 (EMEG Child) near old building foundation 1.5 to 2.5 feet
lead 2,000 1,000 (IDPH) former plating area 8 to 12 inches
mg/kg = milligrams per kilogram.
EMEG Child = Environmental Media Evaluation Guide for children
IDPH = level promulgated in the Illinois Department of Public Health Lead Poisoning Prevention Code


Table 3. Maximum Levels of Chemicals of Interest in Sediment at Bordner Manufacturing Site (1996-2002).
Chemical Maximum Level Detected (mg/kg) Comparison Value (mg/kg) Location Depth of Sample
antimony 26.6 20 (RMEG Child) center of north fenced ditch 4 to 6 inches
arsenic 24.8 20 (EMEG Child) center of north fenced ditch 4 to 6 inches
cadmium 1,020 10 (EMEG Child) center of north fenced ditch 4 to 6 inches
chromium 6,780 200 (EMEG Child for chromium VI) center of north fenced ditch 4 to 6 inches
copper 3,490 2,000 (EMEG Child) center of north fenced ditch 4 to 6 inches
mg/kg = milligrams per kilogram.
EMEG Child = Environmental Media Evaluation Guide for children
RMEG Child = Reference Dose Media Evaluation Guide for children


Table 4. Maximum Levels of Chemicals of Interest in Off-Site Soil Near Bordner Manufacturing Site (October 2003).
Chemical Maximum Level Detected (mg/kg) Comparison Value (mg/kg) Location Depth of Sample
arsenic 79 20 (EMEG Child) residential soil 2.5 feet
lead 626 1,000 (IDPH) residential soil 0 to 6 inches
manganese 4,010 3,000 (RMEG Child) Taylor Park 2.5 feet
mg/kg = milligrams per kilogram
EMEG Child = Environmental Media Evaluation Guide for children
IDPH = level promulgated in the Illinois Department of Public Health Lead Poisoning Prevention Code
RMEG Child = Reference Dose Media Evaluation Guide for children


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