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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

DEPUE/NEW JERSEY ZINC/MOBIL CHEMICAL CORPORATION
DEPUE, BUREAU COUNTY, ILLINOIS


TABLES



Table 1.

Inorganic Concentrations in DePue On-site Solid Waste Materials (in ppm).
  Gob Pile
X112-X113 3-92
ZN10 3-93
Lithopone Ridges
X114-X115 3-92
LP20 3-93
Catalyst Waste
DC10 3-93
Waste/Fill East
Creek X116 3-92
SM40 3-93
Gypstack
X107 3-92
GY30 3-93
Aluminum NA
14,500-23,500
11,100-11,200
1,500
720 6,870
6,400
855
1,100
Antimony <7.8-<8.4
57
R-R
18
<0.2 <5.7
34
R
3.0
Arsenic 144-164
93
5.1-236
6.2
140 124
61
<0.31
<0.75
Barium 111-140
160
291-121,000
14,000
27 993
36
22.9B
24
Beryllium 1.1-1.0
0.06
0.74-1.5
0.16
24 0.63B
0.039
<0.15
0.099
Boron NA
12
NA
7.0
4.8 NA
15
NA
35
Cadmium 365-591
71
105-<0.96
8.8
3.0 81.9
97
<0.77
0.98
Calcium 9,580-12,000
17,000
1,760-10,100
2,300
1,800 5,320
12,000
125,000
52,000
Chromium 34.9-38.3
12

25.9-46.4
9.5

69 593
11
2.6
5.3
Cobalt 31.6-62.0
18
40.9-<0.58
9.6
1.7 26.9
11
<0.46
0.47
Copper 6,200-8,070
1,900
262-5,900
50
28 2,040
740
1.5B
2.8
Cyanide 14.4-30.0
R
17.6-<1.6
R
R 1.0
R
<1.2
R
Iron (total) 103,000-126,000
45,000
22,800-126,000
14,000
19,000 56,000
30,000
706
1,300
Lead 3,040-7,030
1,900
834-3,656
250
230 4,400
1,900
6.7
3.5
Magnesium 829-1,940
8,200
923-5,840
700
570 2,530
5,899
40B
320
Manganese 2,820-3,140
870
327-1,560
250
42 1,550
1.3
3.6
16
Mercury <0.17-<0.12
0.4
<0.48-<0.16
0.01
0.1 4.39J
2.8
<0.12
0.03
Molybdenum NA
<0.5
NA
<0.5
9.1 NA
4.9
NA
0.65
Nickel 27.9-34.4
12
32.1-32.4
30
3.3 411
15
<2.0
1.5
Potassium 320-1,500
920
273-3,060
134
6,200 1,010
1,200
<100
510
Selenium 35.0-13.3
<0.6
0.66-13.9
<0.6
<0.6 5.8
<0.6
R
<0.6
Silicon NA
<0.5
NA
<0.5
<0.5 NA
<0.5
NA
1,000
Silver 17.2-45.9
12
3.6-53.7
<0.05
<0.05 21.3
7.2
0.81B
<0.05
Sodium <849-1,130
140
<252-<614
8
38 263B
160
258B
440
Thallium <0.56-R
5.2
R-R
1.1
59 R
3.4
R
5.5
Vanadium 47.3-53.5
17

54.3-101
1.2

9,000 26.8
17
2.4
9.2
Zinc 105,000-148,000
15,000
656-19,300
1,100
270 22,500
21,000
<6.9
21

B = analyte found in blank
NA = not analyzed
U =not detected
R = data rejected
ppm = parts per million


Table 2.

Inorganic Concentrations in DePue On-site Soils (in ppm).
  TPA1
8-94
TPA2
8-94
TPA3
8-94
0-6" X109
3-92
2-6" X111
3-92
<1 ft X110
3-92
<1 ft
ISGS1
W plant area
<1 ft
ISGS4 S of gob pile
<1 ft
ISGS6 S of Marq to E
<1 ft
ISGS7 Old dump area
Background Tiskilwa 3-92
X101 & X102
Aluminum NA NA NA 5,620 6,130 9,280 NA NA NA NA 8,750-11,000
Antimony NA NA NA R R ND NA NA NA NA ND-6.6J
Arsenic NA NA NA 14.3 113 268 NA NA NA NA 4.5-6.0
Barium NA NA NA 56.9 4,860 3,510 NA NA NA NA 104-174
Beryllium NA NA NA 0.35 1.4 1.5 NA NA NA NA 0.56-0.74
Cadmium NA NA NA 20.6 55.0 278 84 (1') 1,400 (3') 27 (1') 300 (5') 0.68-0.71
Calcium NA NA NA 81,100 4,820 4,340 NA NA NA NA 7,020-13,400
Chromium (total) NA NA NA 11.4 28.4 20.9 NA NA NA NA 14.2-19.2
Cobalt NA NA NA 5.6 10.4 30.4 NA NA NA NA 5.2-6.0
Copper 1,100 2,400 190 94.1 717 1,960 3,200 (1') 3,500 (1') 90 (1') 720 (1') 13.7-23.6
Cyanide NA NA NA ND ND ND NA NA NA NA ND
Iron (total) NA NA NA 14,100 199,000 64,700 NA NA NA NA 10,600-16,100
Lead NA NA NA 155 33,400 17,800 37,000 (1') 16,000 (3') 250 (1') 3,300 (1') 117-207
Magnesium NA NA NA 37,100 663 1,590 NA NA NA NA 3,290-6,440
Manganese NA NA NA 444 1,870 2,830 NA NA NA NA 382-576
Mercury NA NA NA ND ND 0.77J NA NA NA NA ND-ND
Nickel NA NA NA 10.7 13.9 24.3 NA NA NA NA 11.9-15.6
Phosphorus 800 1,100 280 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Potassium 140 <100 <100 1,460 704 982 NA NA NA NA 1,900-2,740
Selenium NA NA NA ND 2.1J 8.2 NA NA NA NA 0.17-0.37
Silver NA NA NA 1.9 26.9 34.5 NA NA NA NA ND-ND
Sodium NA NA NA 161 ND ND NA NA NA NA ND-140
Vanadium NA NA NA 14.6 30.9 34.2 NA NA NA NA 20.5-25.5
Zinc 40,000 46,000 60,000 4,510 22,900 65,600 33,000 (1') 29,000 (1') 2,600 (1') 52,000 (1') 124-296

NA = not analyzed ND = not detected ppm = parts per million


Table 3.

Inorganic Concentrations in DePue Residential Soils (in ppm). Results of Illinois EPA, March 1992 Sampling.
Metal Perimeter area 124,126,132-137 South 125, 127,128,129 East 118,119,
120,121,122,123
West 130,131 Background
101 & 102
Soil Comparison Values - ATSDR Source
Pica
Child
Child Adult
Aluminum 6,470-15,300 10,100-20,100 11,900-17,600 9,360-11,600 8,750-11,000 none none none
Arsenic 4.7J-16.9J 13.7J-21.4J 9.3-27.2J 17.6J-32.4J 4.5-6.0 0.6 20 200 RMEG
Barium 88.2-5,560 223-3,760 204-996 6,300-8,710 104-174 100 4,000 50,000 RMEG
Beryllium 0.44-0.83 0.66-0.77 0.58-0.86 0.59-0.68 0.56-0.74 4 100 1,000 RMEG
Cadmium 22.2J-98.1J 4.3J-97.3J 4.6J-53.1J 73.6J-90.2J 0.68-0.71 0.4 10 100 CEMEG
Calcium 4,710-48,600 2,810-15,800 2,220-29,300 15,100-7,360 7,020-13,400 none none none
Chromium 13.8-25.4 17.3-26 18.2-38.8 16.2-17.3 14.2-19.2 6 200 2,000 RMEG VI
Cobalt 4.9-8.2 6-9.2 7.3-10.3 3-4.6 5.2-6.0 none none none
Copper 26.8J-163J 15.4J-82.7 17.7J-115J 61.7J-65.5J 13.7-23.6 none none none
Iron 10,800-19,900 19,300-20,500 13,900-23,100 14,900-15,800 10,600-16,100 none none none
Lead 85.9-440 38.4-729 136-512 542-565 117-207 none none none
Magnesium 1,980-24,300 1,920-5,320 2,350-17,600 6,040-4,090 3,290-6,440 none none none
Manganese 305-580 110-1,040 738-1,180 532-604 382-576 300 700 100,000 RMEG
Nickel 9.9-18.6 16.5-20.3 14.7-21.1 11.8-12.5 11.9-15.6 40 1,000 10,000 RMEG
Potassium 1,320-3,300 870-2,780 1,930-3,880 1,920-2,270 1,900-2,740 none none none
Selenium 0.17J-1.4J 0.33J-1.1J 0.29-1.3 1J-1.1 0.17-0.37 10 300 4,000 CEMEG
Silver ND-1.3J ND-1.4J ND-1.6J ND-ND ND-ND 10 300 4,000 RMEG
Vanadium 18.6-35.8 29.3-42.5 30.4-41.4 23.8-24.3 20.5-25.5 6 200 2,000 RMEG
Zinc 1,.490-6,580 329-6,030 467-3,070 3,780-5,290 124-296 600 20,000 200,000 CEMEG

J=estimated value NA = not analyzed ND = not detected
VI = Chromium comparison value listed for hexavalent chromium



Table 4.

Inorganic Concentrations in DePue Residential Soils (in ppm). Results of IDPH, December 1992 Sampling (in ppm).
Metal
(sampling depth)
n Min Max Sum Mean Median Comparison Concentrations
Soil backgrounds Soil Comparison Values
Local Illinois ranges Pica child Child Adult
Urban Rural
Cadmium
(0-1")
65 <5 9,100 28,763 442 100 0.68-0.71 <2.5-8.2 <0.2-5.2 0.4 10 100
Cadmium
(1-2")
20 4 98 980 49 50
Lead (0-1") 65 46 7,355 43,255 666 459 117-207 4.7-647 <7.4-270 NA 1,000 NA
Lead (1-2") 20 36 729 6,081 304 312
Zinc (0-1") 65 3,000 99,500 728,630 11,210 8,000 124-296 23-798 <5.5-400 600 20,000 200,000
Zinc (1-2") 20 329 6,580 62,496 3,125 2,805

ppm = parts per million
NA = not available
Sample depths 0-1" composite of 5 borings collected December 1992 (IDPH).
Sample depths 1-2" collected March 1992 including two background samples from nearby town (Illinois EPA).
Illinois background values from urban and rural locations (Illinois EPA, 1994).
Health comparison soil guidelines for cadmium and zinc (ATSDR, 1998) and Illinois lead soil standard (IDPH, 1994).




Table 5.

Inorganic Concentrations in DePue Sediments (in ppm).
  W. Marquette
Storm Grate
X202 4-93
E. Marquette
Storm Grate
X203 4-93
Lagoon
X106 3-92
X201 4-93
Lagoon-Creek
X108 3-92
South Ditch
1 5-94
2 5-94
3 5-94
Ditch-Lake
X105 3-92
Lake DePue
X104 3-92
Lake Turner
Background
X103 3-92
NA 4-93
Aluminum 8,220 16,400 12,700
25,000
12,100 NA 281,005 32,100 16,900
Ammonia NA NA NA
NA
NA NA NA NA NA
Antimony <7.8 <32.7 7.2J
<262
ND NA ND NA 6.4J
Arsenic 8.4 8.2 8.7
28.7
19.5 <5
<5
<5
15.3 16.7 8.6
Barium 322 422 70.5
3,780
710 170
82
97
214 244 112
Beryllium 0.85 1.2 0.7
8.5
0.85 NA ND 1.4 0.87
0.83-0.88
Cadmium 36.4 54.0 ND
1,450
112 81
98
110
275 12.3 0.96
3.4-8.0
Calcium 64,900 55,800 46,600
28600
42,900 NA 15,600 19,700 19,300
Chromium (total) 164 23.6 21.0
<35.4
24.2 4
2
2
49.0 77.9 31.7
34.5-47.7
Cobalt 29 43.4 10.1
170
50.8 NA 51.1 14.0 8.1
9.7-10.1
Copper 35,000 110,000 18.9
217,000
3,400 NA 4,420 73.1 19.7
36.1-46.1
Iron (total) 42,900 14,700 19,700
76,900
32,600 NA 37,100 31,900 19,300
Lead 698 1,160 12.3
4,050
354 160
130
130
128 109 75.6
36.9-55.7
Magnesium 36,800 31,500 25,700
12,000
9,450 NA 9,620 12,000 9,610
Manganese 4,480 2,400 388
8,880
2,020 NA 1,390 677 537
524-621
Mercury 0.13 <0.4 ND
<3.2
ND <0.1
<0.1
<0.1
<0.93 ND ND
<0.17-<0.20
Nickel 61.9 66.5 24.6
150
21.8 NA 67.8 47.8 26.8
34.3-41.2
Potassium 294 <967 3,070
7,740
2,250 NA 5,450 5,450 3,270
Selenium 1.3 2.8 0.56J
14.8
0.84 <10
<10
<10
2.5J 1.6J 0.32
0.48-0.82
Silver 5.5 <4.6 ND
<36.9
2.5 NA 2.2 ND ND
<1.0-<1.2
Sodium 420 569 187 889 NA 508 538 245
Vanadium 18.6 2.4 26.9
<38.5
27.9 NA 51.4 57.9 37.8
23.8-28.6
Zinc 30,100 55,100 141
213,000
22,500 NA 64,800 2,170 173
163-370

J = Estimated value
NA = Not analyzed
ND = Not detected
ppm = parts per million


Table 6.

Inorganic Concentrations in DePue South Ditch Surface (0-6") Sediments (in ppm) (collected in March 1996).
Sample Numbers 001 003 005 007A 007B 009A 009B 011 013A 013B 014 Lake Turner
(background)
015, 016,017,018
Arsenic 28.4 26.1 8.4 22.9 19.0 18.2 20.9 15.9 14.4 12.9 8.2 6.9-10.3
Beryllium <2.3 <2.8 1.9 1.5 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.6 1.2 1.2 0.95 0.83-0.88
Cadmium 273 679 687 845 386 542 602 541 316 367 405 3.4-8.0
Chromium (total) 19.5 <13.9 <6.2 14.2 18.0 13.8 15.8 21.3 21.8 25.7 13.3 34.5-47.7
Cobalt 47.6 66.2 65.1 61.1 40.7 59.4 60.2 50.0 62.3 58.2 31.3 9.7-10.1
Copper 86,200 67,700 82,900 39,900 39,700 41,100 44,500 48,900 22,300 19,400 15,300 36.1-46.1
Lead 1,430 1,090 580 686 650 528 559 522 405 334 234 36.9-55.7
Manganese 1,830 3,080 2,900 2,580 1,530 2,180 2,340 1,670 2,130 2,250 2,000 524-621
Mercury <1.1 <1.4 <0.62 <0.57 <0.47 <0.51 <0.59 <0.40 0.59 0.46 <0.45 <0.17-<0.20
Nickel <56.8 <69.4 32.6 51.6 47.2 45.9 46.0 52.1 60.3 57.1 25.2 34.3-41.2
Selenium <2.3 <2.8 <1.2 <1.1 <0.93 1.0 <1.2 <0.80 2.0 1.8 <0.91 0.48-0.82
Silver <6.8 <8.3 <3.7 10.1 5.6 8.3 5.4 3.2 1.9 144 <2.7 <1.0-<1.2
Vanadium 16.5 <11.1 12.0 16.2 21.2 12.6 12.8 20.2 19.5 21.0 16.1 23.8-28.6
Zinc 77,800 189,000 105,000 147,000 79,900 157,000 161,000 132,000 113,000 100,000 103,000 163-370

ppm = parts per million


Table 7.

Inorganic Concentrations in DePue Surface Waters (in ppm).

Gypstack
S305 3-92
Clearwater Pond
SW20 3-93 (a)
Gypsum Pond
SW10 3-93 (a)
Ditch S Lithopone S104 4-93
S105 4-93
SW2 5-94
SW3 5-94
Leachate 6-75 Lagoon
S304 3-92
SW30 3-93(a)
Puddle Marquette
IDPH 12-92
S102 4-93
S103 4-93
Ditch/Lake
S303 3-92
S101 4-93
SW1 5-94
Lake DePue S302 3-92 Background Lake Turner S301 3-92 Comparison Value -- Child Drinking Water (in ppm) Source
Aluminum 2.63
1.9
1.7
5.3
0.035
NA
NA 2.49
0.69
NA
10
2.2
0.38
4.6
NA
1.78 0.12 none
Ammonia 346
NA
NA
NA
NA
5.9
8.7
NA 54.6
NA
NA
NA
NA
2.38
NA
7.3
0.618 ND 3 I EMEG
Antimony ND
0.07
<0.04
<0.34
0.05
NA
NA
NA ND
<0.04
NA
<3.4
<1.7
ND
NA
NA
ND ND 0.004 RMEG
Arsenic 0.368
0.19
0.28
0.0021
0.0022
<0.005
0.006
0.002 0.0194J
<0.015
NA
<0.0012
<0.0012
ND
0.0031
0.007
0.0023J 0.0026J 0.00002 CREG
Barium 0.056
0.016
<0.005
0.014
0.05
0.03
0.03
0.2 0.026
0.22
NA
0.0056
0.012
0.054B
0.12
<0.1
0.066 0.041 0.7 RMEG
Beryllium <0.001
<0.005
<0.005
0.0021
0.0014
NA
NA
NA ND
<0.005
NA
0.007
0.0027
ND
0.0028
NA
ND <0.001 0.000008 CREG
Cadmium 0.0385J
0.017
0.031
11.0
<0.0029
0.009
3.1
19.0 0.0569J
0.057
10
12.1
3.8
0.0868
5.6
5.0
0.0131J ND 0.005 EMEG
Calcium 299
250
310
294
265
190
330
NA 105
52
NA
376
403
127
308
350
110 7.4 none
Chromium (total) 0.033
0.02
0.03
<0.0046
<0.0046
NA
NA
ND ND
<0.01
NA
<0.0046
0.0046
ND
<0.0046
NA
ND ND 0.050 RMEG
(VI)
Cobalt 0.044
0.06
0.03
0.11
<0.0049
NA
NA
NA 0.253
0.12
NA
10.3
3.9
0.0594
3.2
NA
0.0229 ND none
Copper ND
<0.02
<0.02
0.26
<0.0027
0.02
0.02
42.0 0.086
0.23
NA
278
99.3
0.13
84.4
57
0.0368 ND 1.3 MCL
Iron (total) 3.34
1.1
0.79
0.49
4.6
0.19
1.9
14.0 1.72
1.6
NA
0.72
0.13
0.706
14.1
16
1.33 3.45 none
Lead ND
<0.04
<0.04
0.0035
<0.001
<0.003
0.005
1.0 0.04
0.04
1.5
2.0
1.9
ND
0.45
0.43
ND ND 0.015 MCL
Magnesium 421
170
330
74.7
122
2.2
140
NA 47.2
27
NA
422
200
55.9
192
240
44.9 31.1 none
Manganese 4.81
3.7
3.2
19.4
0.49
0.16
7.4
375.0 15.3
7.1
NA
647
247
5.04
201
210
2.18 0.135 0.050 RMEG
Mercury 0.0003
0.0008
0.0005
0.00024
<0.0002
NA
NA
ND 0.00006
0.0007
NA
<0.0002
<0.0002
0.00005B
NA
NA
0.00002 0.00009 0.002 MCL
Molybdenum NA
<0.1
<0.1
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA NA
<0.1
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Nickel 0.147
0.11
0.11
0.12
<0.15
<0.02
0.05
2.8 0.222
0.1
NA
5.4
2.0
0.0403
1.7
1.9
ND ND 0.1 MCL
Potassium 87.3
31
64
12.3
5.3
NA
NA
NA 9.83
9.6
NA
57.7
38.4
5.19
24.6
NA
5.74 3.74 none
Selenium 0.018J
<0.12
<0.12
0.01
<0.0014
<0.01
<0.005
ND 0.0110J
<0.12
NA
0.034
<0.007
0.01J
0.032
<0.025
0.01J ND 0.020 CEMEG
Silver ND
<0.01
<0.01
<0.0048
<0.0048
NA
NA
0.03 ND
0.08J
NA
<0.0048
<0.0048
ND
<0.0048
NA
ND ND 0.050 RMEG
Sodium 675
300
550
73.7
138
NA
NA
NA 29.8
29
NA
163
93.5
61.7
115
NA
54.1 28.3
Sulfate 3,480
NA
NA
NA
NA
350
1,300
NA 650
NA
NA
NA
NA
342
NA
4,900
222 86 400 P MCL
Sulfide ND
<0.5
<0.5
NA
NA
<1
<1
NA ND
<0.5
NA
NA
NA
2.38
NA
<1
0.618 ND none
Vanadium 0.022
<0.01
<0.01
<0.005
<0.005
NA
NA
NA 0.007
0.06
NA
<0.005
<0.005
ND
<0.005
NA
0.009 ND 0.020 LTHA
Zinc 0.52
8.9
1.4
571
0.78
0.84
190
3,800 62.7
40
448
5,780
2,190
26.5
1,790
1,900
5.31 0.018 3 RMEG

NA = not analyzed ppm = parts per million ND = not detected J = estimated value R = rejected data
(a) sample reanalyzed by U.S. EPA contract laboratory.


Table 8.

Inorganic Concentrations in DePue On-site Groundwater (in ppm)

PS-1 PS-2 PS-3 PS-4 PS-5 PS-6 PS-7 PS-8 PS-9 PS-10 PS-11 PS-12 PS-13 PS-14 PS-15 PS-16 PS-17 1-96 Comparison Value
Child
Source
Ammonia <0.05 <0.05 14 26 14 0.93 51 1.1 8.5 20 0.24 <0.05 31 35 0.25 1 9 NA 3 IEMEG
Arsenic <0.005 <0.005 0.05 <0.005 0.006 <0.005 <0.005 <0.005 <0.005 <0.005 <0.005 <0.005 0.01 <0.005 <0.005 <0.005 <0.005 NA 0.003 CEMEG
Barium 0.03 0.02 0.01 0.02 0.01 0.04 0.06 0.04 0.02 0.1 0.04 0.04 0.03 <0.1 <0.01 <0.1 <0.2 NA 0.7 REMEG
Calcium 180 190 600 430 440 210 350 210 320 260 180 170 260 460 490 440 470 NA NONE
Cadmium <0.0005 <0.0005 0.62 3.7 1.1 <0.0005 0.023 0.12 0.024 <0.0005 <0.0005 <0.005 <0.005 24 1.8 48 12 9.44 0.002 CEMEG
Chloride 35 18 15 63 54 16 22 11 9 18 11 <2 28 36 92 17 33 NA NONE
Copper <0.01 0.01 <0.01 <0.02 <0.01 <0.01 <0.01 <0.01 <0.01 <0.01 <0.01 <0.01 <0.01 <0.1 <0.2 <0.2 390 216 1.3 MCLG
Fluoride 0.3 0.2 9.5 3.5 4.6 0.7 17 4.8 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 3.7 0.6 2.3 NA 1.4-2.4 IPDWR*
Iron 0.04 <0.02 <0.02 0.46 1.1 15 2.8 0.05 0.02 16 <0.02 0.05 <0.02 <0.2 <0.2 8.3 1.4 2.08 NONE
Magnesium 73 84 84 83 120 82 56 70 32 120 68 89 140 240 120 120 550 NA NONE
Manganese 0.27 <0.01 18 13 10 0.81 6 0.99 7.8 0.59 0.23 0.01 0.32 170 5.9 73 790 501 0.05 RMEG
Nickel <0.02 <0.02 0.28 0.34 0.23 <0.02 0.05 0.03 0.1 <0.02 <0.02 <0.02 <0.02 0.2 <0.2 <0.2 7.2 NA 0.1 MCL
Lead <0.003 <0.003 <0.006 <0.003 <0.003 <0.003 <0.003 <0.003 <0.003 <0.003 <0.006 <0.003 <0.003 0.0613 <0.003 0.43 1.3 0.9 0.015 MCL
Nitrate 5.9 11 54 4.7 21 <0.1 14 18 33 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 9 16 7.9 1.1 19 NA 10 MCL
Nitrite <0.1 <0.1 1.2 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 0.2 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 NA 1 REMEG
Phosphorus 1.4 0.19 3.5 0.88 1.3 0.14 2.9 0.07 0.53 2.7 0.07 0.07 21 0.26 0.34 <0.05 0.18 NA NONE
Sulfate 330 400 1,900 2,300 2,800 630 950 490 1,100 700 270 220 650 5,600 1,700 4,600 16,000 NA 500 PMCL
Zinc <0.02 <0.02 100 160 240 0.74 32 50 42 <0.02 <0.02 <0.02 <0.02 1,900 230 2,400 7,500 4,860 2 LTHA

According to Golder (1995) samples for metals, chloride, sulfate, and sulfide were collected from monitoring wells MW-1 through MW-3 were collected on December 12, 1992, piezometers PS-4 through PS-7 and PS-9 on January 29, 1994. Piezometers PS-1, PS-2, PS-3 and PS-10 on March 9, 1994. Samples for fluoride, ammonia, nitrate, nitrite, sulfate, sulfide, and total phosphorus were collected from piezometers PS-1 through PS-10 on May 6, 1994. Samples for all analyses were collected from PS-11 on May 7, 1994 and from PS-12 through PS-17 on May 18, 1994.

No levels of selenium or sulfide was detected in the above groundwater samples and have not been included.

*Interim Public Drinking Water Regulations.


Table 9.

Metal Concentrations in Lake DePue Fish (in ppm). Collected October 1992; fillets analyzed by USFDA.
  Species Normal
Ranges
Carp Buffalo Catfish Crappie Bass ppm
Arsenic (DL=1) ND ND ND ND ND
Cadmium (DL=0.09) ND ND ND ND ND
Chromium (total) 0.11 0.10 0.07 0.07 0.09 0.11-0.23A
Lead (DL=0.05) ND ND ND ND ND
Nickel (DL=0.01) 0.12 0.14 ND 0.08 0.07 0.02-0.11B
Zinc 25.86 8.95 6.11 6.96 5.94 21.7C

AMean concentration in meat and fish (ATSDR Tox. Profile: Chromium)
BRange of mean levels in meat, fish, and eggs (ATSDR Tox. Profile: Nickel)
CGeometric mean in various whole fish (ATSDR Tox. Profile: Zinc)
DL = detection limit
ND = not detected
ppm = parts per million


Table 10.

Summary of 1990 USEPA Toxic Chemical Release Inventory for Zip Codes Near DePue (USEPA, 1993).
Pounds of Chemicals
Chemical On-site Air Release
Acetone 25,708
Copper and compounds 1,000-9,999 5
Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate 10,000-99,999
Methanol 10,141
Methyl ethyl ketone 1,000-9,999 24,041
Toluene 6,285
Trichloroethylene 1,000-9,999 56,294

No entries were reported for the following communities:

DePue (61322) Tiskilwa (61368)
Bureau (61315) Seatonville (61359)


Table 11.

DePue Interior Metal House Dust Concentrations from 15 Residences (in ppm).
Sample Type Units Cadmium Lead Zinc
Range Median Mean(a) Mean(b) Range Median Mean(a) Mean(b) Range Median Mean(a) Mean(b)
27 Carpet
Samples
ppm (d) ND (n=10)-
128
18 23 19 27-
2,760
139 343 250 35-
4,100
150 1083 967
Total g ND (n=10)-
3,875
44 442 310 7-
64,159
838 4,446 2149 130-
39,830
3,247 6,598 5,320
g/Square Foot ND (n=10)-
1,582
3 92 34 0.1-
26,188
41 1,126 162 2-
11,951
116 906 481
27 Dust Wipes g/Square Foot ND (n=25)-
88
ND 16 13 ND(n=15)-
1,428
ND 109 57 34-
2,161
318 458 392

ND Not Detectable (Below Detection Limit)
(a) Nondetectable samples calculated as ½ of the Detection Limit
(b) Adjusted mean omitting outlying concentration for comparison only (n=26)
ppm = parts per million


Table 12.

DePue Blood Cadmium Screening Summary (in g/L), September 1993.
Ages Concentration Range Mean ND (n) % ND of
age group
0-2
n=1
<0.5 - 1 100
3-5
n=14
<0.5-<0.5 <0.5 14 100
6-11
n=24
<0.5-1.2 0.33 20 83
12-19
n=5
<0.5-<0.5 <0.5 5 100
20-49
n=26
<0.5-1.10 0.36 22 84
50-69
n=18
<0.5-5.1 0.93 11 61
>70
n=18
<0.5-3.9 1.16 7 36
Total n=106 <0.5-5.1 ONE ADULT EXCEEDED STANDARD 0.57+0.08 80 75

g/L = micrograms per liter
Note: Results below the detection limit (DL = 0.5 g/L) were included as 0.25 g/L for calculations


Table 13.

DePue Random Urine Cadmium Screening Summary, September 1993.
Age # of
Volunteers
Cadmium (g/L) Creatinine (mg/L)
Normal = 1,000-2,000 (a)
Normalized Value
(g/g creatinine)
Action Level = 3.0
0-4 0
5-9 5 <0.5-<0.5 360-1,370 <0.36-<1.38
10-14 3 <0.5-<0.5 1,120-2,480 <0.2-<0.44
15-18 1 <0.5 2,200 <0.22
19-24 1 <0.5 1240 <0.4
25-29 0 NA NA NA
30-39 2 <0.5-<0.5 1,000-1,050 <0.47-<0.5
40-49 3 <0.5-<0.5 670-1,190 <0.42-<0.74
50-59 3 <0.5-0.9 1,070-1,380 <0.36-0.84
60-69 4 <0.5-<0.5 1,130-3,110 <0.16-<0.44
70-79 11 <0.5-4.8 170-3,410 <0.3-3.48
80+ 0 NA NA NA
Total 33 <0.5-4.8 (28 ND) 170-3,410 (8 LOW; 4 HIGH) ONE ADULT ABOVE ACTION LEVEL

ND = Not Detected (detection limit is 0.5 g/L).
g/L = micrograms per liter
mg/L = milligrams per liter
g/g = micrograms per gram


Table 14.

DePue Blood Lead Screening Summary, September 1993.
Age
Range
Lead Concentrations
(g/dL)
Mean (a) Median Comparison Values
Background(b) Health Guidelines
0-2
n=2
<0.2-3.8 2.4 2.4 4.1 <10
3-5
n=14
<0.2-9.2 3.6 3.6 3.4 <10
6-11
n=25
<0.2-28.6 4.1 2.8 2.5 <10
12-19
n=5
<0.2-<0.2 1.0 <2.0 1.6 <10
20-49
n=27
<0.2-7.3 2.3 <2.0 2.6 <25
50-69
n=18
<0.2-8.1 3.6 2.8 4.0 <25
>70
n=18
1.0-12.0 4.7 3.3 4.0 <25
Total n=109 <0.2-28.6 3.4+0.3 2.7 2.8 ONE CHILD EXCEEDED

g/dL = micrograms per deciliter
(a) Results less than the detection limit of 2.0 g/dl were designated 1.0 g/dl for mean calculations.
(b) Blood lead level concentrations from a national survey (Brody, 1994).


Table 15.

Organic Contaminants in DePue Environmental Samples (in ppb).
Contaminant On-site Gypstack X107 On-site
Soil X109
Off-site Sediments Surface Water
Lake DePue S302
Soil Comparison Values (Pica child)
Lagoon X106 Ditch/Creek X108 Ditch/Lake
X105
Lake DePue X104
Acetone ND ND ND ND 14J ND ND 200,000 RMEG
Benzo(a)anthracene ND ND ND 120J 110J ND ND none
Benzo(a)fluoranthene ND ND 61J 130J ND ND ND none
Benzo(b)fluoranthene ND ND 170J 320J 190J ND ND none
Benzo(k)fluoranthene ND ND ND ND 97J ND ND none
Bis(2-ethylhexyl)
phthalate
120J ND 370 120J 750 650 2J 50,000 CREG
Carbon disulfide ND ND ND ND 10J ND ND 200,000 RMEG
Chrysene ND ND 100J 170J 150J 130J ND none
Fluoranthene ND 60J 120J 160J 220J 150J ND 80,000 RMEG
Phenanthrene ND 52J 50J 190J 100J 67J ND none
Pyrene ND 55J 190J 200J 230J 230J ND 60,000 RMEG

ppb = parts per billion
ND= Not detected
J=Estimated value


Table 16.

DePue Completed Exposure Pathways.
Pathway name EXPOSURE PATHWAY ELEMENTS
Source Medium Point of Exposure Route of Exposure Receptor Population Time of Exposure Exposure Activities Estimated Number Exposed Chemicals
Surface Wastes Gob pile,
Ridges,
Gypsum stack
Solid wastes,
Tailings (fill)
Site wastes,
Public and commercial areas
Incidental hand-to-mouth behavior,
Ingestion
Workers
Trespassers
Past Contacting wastes,
Incidental hand-to-mouth behavior
4,000 Site-related metals
Surface Soil Surface wastes,
Airborne deposition,
Surface water,
Fertilizers
Surface soils,
Soil amendments
Residential yards,
House dust
Gardens,
Local businesses
Ingestion
Food
Residents,
Gardeners,
Consumers
Past
Present
Future
Contacting soils and dusts,
Amending soils
4,000 Site-related metals
Site properties Inhalation
Ingestion
On-site workers,
Trespassers
Past Contacting soils 3,000 Site-related metals
Sediments Contaminated soil,
Surface water,
Surface runoff,
Past air deposition
Sediment receiving settling contaminants Creeks,
Lagoons, Standing water
Ingestion Fishers,
Hunters,
Waders
Past
Present
Future
Recreational activity 1,000 Site-related metals
Lake DePue Ingestion Dredging workers Past Dredging activities 25 Site-related metals
Ambient air Process emissions Fumes,
Particulates
Off-site areas,
On-site areas
Inhalation
Ingestion
Residents,
On-site workers
Past Breathing fume and particulate 4,000 Site-related metals & inorganic chemicals
Indoor air On-site chemical spill Fumes Municipal storm sewer,
Residential
basements
Inhalation Residents with basements Past On-site spill,
Breathing fume in home
1,500 Site-related sulfur-containing compounds


Table 17.

DePue Potential Exposure Pathways.
Pathway Name EXPOSURE PATHWAY ELEMENTS
Source Environmental Media Point of Exposure Route of Exposure Exposed Populations Time
Groundwater Gypsum stack Leachate
Groundwater
Contaminated well water Ingestion Residents using private wells Present
Future
Surface Water Surface runoff,
Surface wastes,
Contaminated soil,
Contaminated sediments
Surface runoff and erosion,
Permitted discharge
Standing water,
Lagoons,
South Ditch,
Lake DePue,
Local creeks,
Illinois River
Incidental hand-mouth ingestion,
Incidental ingestion while swimming
Trespassers,
Waders,
Swimmers
Past
Present
Future
Gardens Contaminated soil,
Contaminated sediments,
Contaminated water
Garden vegetables Private properties Ingestion Gardeners,
Consumers

Past
Present
Future

Remediation of surface wastes and soil Surface wastes
Surface soils
Airborne deposition
Surface water
Soil,
Remedial wastes
Residential yards, Area businesses Inhalation,
Ingestion
Residents,
Local employees
Future
On-site remediation Inhalation,
Ingestion
On-site remediation workers Future
Remediation of sediments Creek sediments
South Ditch
Lake sediments
Sediments,
Remedial wastes
Areas of re-
mediation and
recreation
Incidental hand-mouth ingestion Remediation workers,
Recreational individuals
Future
Biota Surface water runoff,
Contaminated soils,
Contaminated sediments
Biota Fish
Game animals
Ingestion Fishermen,
Hunters
Past
Present
Future


Table 18.

Comparison of DePue Estimated Residential Soil Exposures to Health Guidelines
Metals Soil Ranges1 mg/kg Health Guidelines for
Ingestion (ATSDR, 1999)
Estimated Ingestion (mg/kg/day)
Dose(s)
mg/kg/day
Source(s) Child
16 kg; 200 mg/day
4 days/wk
39 wks/yr
5 yrs
Pica Child
16 kg; 5000 mg/day
4 days/wk
39 wks/yr
5 yrs
Group Exceeding
Guidance Level
Arsenic 4.7J-32.4J 0.0003
0.0001-0.0008
Chronic MRL
Chronic RfD
0.00002-0.0002 0.0006-0.004 Pica Child
Barium 88-8,710 0.07 Chronic RfD 0.0005-0.05 0.01-1.2 Pica Child
Beryllium 0.44-0.86 0.002 Chronic RfD 0.000002-0.000005 0.00006-0.0001 None
Cadmium 4.3J-98J 0.0002 Chronic MRL 0.00002-0.0005 0.0006-0.01 Children
Chromium VI 13.8-38.8 0.003 Chronic RfD 0.00007-0.0002 0.002-0.005 Pica Child
Cobalt 3-10.3 None None 0.00002-0.00005 0.0004-0.001 Unknown
Copper 15.4J-163J None None 0.00008-0.0009 0.002-0.02 Unknown
Lead 38.4-729 None None 0.0002-0.004 0.005-0.1 Unknown
Magnesium 1,920-24,300 None None 0.01-0.1 0.3-3 Unknown
Manganese 110-1,180 0.14 Chronic RfD (food) 0.0006-0.006 0.01-0.16 Pica Child
Nickel 9.9-21.1 0.02 Chronic RfD 0.00005-0.0001 0.001-0.003 None
Selenium 0.29-1.3 0.005
0.005
Chronic MRL
Chronic RfD
0.000002-0.000007 0.00004-0.0002 None
Vanadium 18.6-42.5 0.003 Chronic MRL 0.0001-0.0002 0.002-0.006 Pica Child
Zinc 329-6,280 0.3
0.3
Chronic MRL
Chronic RfD
0.002-0.03 0.04-0.8 Pica Child

1 Illinois EPA off-site soil concentrations from March 1992 sampling event
mg/kg = milligrams per kilogram
mg/kg/day = milligrams per kilogram per day


FIGURES


Figure 1. Illinois Counties and County Seats


Figure 2. DePue Area Bureau County


Figure 3. Village of DePue


Figure 4. New Jersey Zinc/Mobil Mining & Minerals site features


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The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) responses to the "Summary of Comments" in the comment package received in October 1998 as follows, numbered according to the original statements.

  1. The statement in the public health assessment (PHA) that "the site is a public health hazard" is the appropriate conclusion category. IDPH selected that category using ATSDR criteria and guidance.

    IDPH screened volunteers in DePue in 1993 because the Illinois Environmental ProtectionAgency (IEPA) asked for our department's opinion regarding an immediate clean up. Theresults of the biological screening indicated that this site should not be considered an "urgentpublic health hazard," and IDPH did not recommend an immediate clean up. IDPH did notconduct a "medical evaluation" of the community, nor did we conduct a case-controlled"study." IDPH was able to screen volunteers for two metals (lead and cadmium) quickly andwith very limited funds. Only venous blood samples and random urine samples werecollected and analyzed. Blood samples reflect only recent lead and cadmium exposure. Although cadmium in urine can reflect accumulated body burden, levels respond to recent exposure. Levels rise sharply when the critical level for renal damage is reached.

    The PHA is not a quantitative risk assessment as developed by USEPA, nor is the PHAprocess considered "risk assessment modeling." The objective of the PHA is to evaluatecurrent, past, and possible future exposures and to provide information on health implicationsof those exposures.

  2. IDPH agrees that the efforts made by the DePue Group with IEPA oversight has served toimprove exposure conditions. Additional statements about improved conditions have beenadded to the PHA. When IDPH is informed of successful mitigating activities and is givendata packages, we are able to consider the impact activities have on reducing exposures andcan issue statements reflecting that impact.
  3. Please refer to answer #1. IDPH again emphasizes that the cadmium screening, as with bloodlead screening, was done to answer the question as to whether immediate action was needed tostop exposure. The screening was not population comprehensive and cannot be used toindicate levels of past exposure or the potential for future exposure.
  4. Again, IDPH agrees that the selected exposure conditions are conservative. When evaluatingconditions that can impact human health, especially the health and well being of children,IDPH and ATSDR feel that the evaluation must be conservative. IDPH also agrees thatcurrent conditions, clean up efforts, and the considered worker protection activities serve toreduce exposures. Clean up efforts may also reduce off-site metal concentrations, andtherefore, future exposures should be less problematic.
  5. The phrase "of concern" has been changed to "of interest" for all metals. Exposure frequencyvalues have been revised for children and adults.

    The arsenic evaluation was based on screening values developed by ATSDR. The ATSDR airguideline at that time was lower than some of the concentrations found in the ambient airsamples (0.0002 microgram/cubic meter). IDPH agrees that the arsenic screening values arevery low concentrations, sometimes lower than background levels. The discussion of arsenicin air has been removed from the current document because any exposure that occurred at thelevels and duration of time found would not be expected to result in adverse health effects.

    The discussion of cadmium has been revised to reflect the current conditions at the site.

    No screening values are available for lead concentrations in soil. Limited information is available to determine how much lead in different environmental media contribute to increased blood lead levels. The sentence has been modified to clarify the issue.

  6. IDPH feels that we have stated that many sources of metals exposure exists in ourenvironment and that some metals are nutrients at community meetings, health professionaleducation activities, and within the PHA drafts during the years that IDPH has been involvedat this site. We feel that we have been careful during educational activities to present theseissues regarding common metal exposures and will continue to do so.
  7. IDPH is aware of the safety factors included in the development of health comparison values;however, EPA's RfDs and ATSDR's minimal risk levels might not protect hypersensitive(allergic) individuals.
  8. IDPH appreciates the information provided by the DePue Group regarding the site's past andcurrent operations and have revised statements which were unintentionally confusing ormisleading. The specific comments included in Appendix A have, for the most part, beenconsidered in revising the statement, phrase, or word in question. IDPH thanks all themembers of the DePue Group for their careful and thorough perusal.
  9. We have included a glossary developed by ATSDR to assist readers. Thank you for this suggestion.
  10. Dr. Schiffer's report has been more fully discussed within the body of the PHA.
  11. We appreciate the DePue Group's investigation of the pH data, and those discussions havebeen removed from the PHA. IDPH must depend upon EPA to complete the QA/QCactivities associated with the USEPA risk assessment guidance on data usability and often arenot provided with the laboratories' documentation. That is the rationale behind including the qualifying statement in the PHA.

Appendix A. The specific comments were considered while finalizing the PHA and were helpful in developing a clearer, more concise document. Our response to your specific comments are included as an attachment.

As you know, the DePue site has been very dynamic in recent years. Therefore, we have experiencedsome difficultly keeping current and continuously updating any document that attempts to maintain ageneral summary of activities. This PHA is somewhat preliminary because a comprehensive site-wide remedial investigation has yet to be completed. Because the site was listed on the NationalPriorities List, ATSDR is required to release the PHA within one year of listing or proposed listing,although important sampling efforts are currently underway. IDPH expects additional site reviewsand updates will be necessary as environmental assessments and remediation activities continue, datapackages become available, and reports are finalized. At this time, many earlier concerns listed inearlier drafts of the PHA have been addressed DePue Group actions as well as by IDPH and other agencies.

Responses to Comments in Appendix A
Page Para Line Response
1-2 First two pages are a summary which has been revised to include the DePue Group's general suggestions, while some of the more specific details suggested here are considered in later sections of the PHA.
1 1 1 Sentences revised.
1 1 3 Sentence revised.
1 2 6 Sentence modified and moved to end of summary section.
1 3 3 Sentence modified.
1 3 6 Summary modified.
2 2 2 Sentence modified and moved.
2 2 6 Sentence revised
2 3 2 Document discussions were expanded to include two conclusions: that no urgent public health hazard was demonstrated by the health outcome data (biological screening), and that the site is considered a public health hazard because exposures have occurred in the past and the opportunity for potential exposures remain for some metals.
3 2 2 Sentence revised.
3 2 4 Sentence modified.
3 2 4 Sentence revised.
3 2 13 Sentence added.
3 3 1 Sentence modified.
3 5 9 Sentence revised.
4 1 1 Sentences modified.
4 1 6 Sentence modified.
4 1 10 Sentence modified.
4 1 16 Sentence added.
4 2 2 Comments on improved fencing added in description of each area.
4 2 3 Sentence revised.
4 2 5 Sentence revised.
4 3 5 Sentence revised.
4 4 1 First sentence deleted. Statement from Gibb moved to paragraph describing main smelting operations area.
5 1 4 Sentence modified.
5 1 7 Sentence modified.
5 2 1,4,6,11 Sentence modified. Part of one sentence deleted. Suggested sentence added. Remainder of paragraph modified.
5 3 Paragraph regarding gypstack area modified.
6 2 2 Sentence modified.
6 2 3 Sentence modified.
6 3 4 Statement included regarding process of soil erosion and sedimentation.
6 3 4 Sentence revised.
7 2 Paragraph removed.
7 Bullets incorporated into discussions of the management of each area: smelting operations; inorganic compound manufacturing; gypstack; south ditch; Lake DePue. Operation years provided in comments incorporated into discussions.
8 2 2 Paragraph incorporated into previous discussion of fertilizer manufacturing.
10 2 2 Sentence modified into 2 sentences.
10 6 4 IEPA could not find any information on private well sampling. Sentence modified.
11 2 4 Sentences modified.
11 3 5 Sentence revised.
12 3 3 Sentence revised.
12 4 item 3 Labeling of the comparison values double checked. Table on air data removed since IEPA approved discontinuing sampling because values were not high concentrations. The most conservative comparison value is used; sometimes that value has a cancer endpoint, and sometimes other health endpoints are considered.
14 2 1 Sentence revised.
14 2 2 Sentence revised.
14 2 9 Sentence revised.
14 4 5 Sentence revised.
15 1 2 Sentence modified.
15 2 1 Sentence revised.
15 2 2 Sentence modified.
16 4 1 Sentence revised.
16 5 2 Data associated with pH values deleted.
17 1 2 Sentence modified.
17 1 3 Sentence added.
17 5 1 Sentence revised.
17,18 7 Bullets removed and statements developed into text.
19 1 3 Sentence revised.
19 4 1 Section revised.
20 2 3 Paragraph deleted.
20 2 4 Sentence revised.
20 3 4 Sentence revised.
20 3 1 Sentence modified.
20 5 1 Sentence modified.
21 1 3 Paragraph modified.
21 1 5 Paragraph modified.
21 4 QA/QC statement qualifies assumptions that data were validated as required by EPA.
21 6 1 Paragraph revised.
22 2 10 Sentence revised.
22 4 Paragraph modified.
23 2 Paragraph modified.
23 1 4 Sentence inserted regarding worker training.
23 2 7 Sentence modified.
23 2 9 Sentence modified.
23 4 5 Sentence modified
23 5 4 Sentence modified.
24 1 1 Sentence revised.
24 2 2 Sentence modified.
24 2 4 Sentence revised.
24 2 11 Sentence revised.
24 3 3 Sentence moved to earlier paragraph and modified.
24 4 1 Paragraph on conservation areas modified..
25 1 8 ATSDR's MRLs and EPA's RfDs may not protect hypersensitive (allergic) individuals. Statement modified.
25 3 2 Statement added regarding the extrapolation between animal experimentation and the development of protective human comparison values.
25 3 5 Sentence modified.
25 5 7 The data that were evaluated are included in the tables. Including discussions of each eliminated metal adds considerable length to the document. Statement referring to these data included.
25 6 Paragraph revised so that exposure parameters are consistent with Table 19. Table 19 revised as well. IDPH concurs that frozen soil during cold months of the year should not be included in the exposure calculations.
26 3 1 Paragraph modified.
26 3 1 The ATSDR comparison values for arsenic are conservative. Arsenic is a human carcinogen, and the CREG for air, based on the concept of one-in-a-million excess cancer rate, is 0.0002 micrograms per cubic meter. Comparison values are used only to select contaminants for further evaluation. In reviewing the air data, the large majority of quarterly samples were below detection limits, so exposure was minimal. Table on air data removed from PHA. Also, because arsenic concentrations in soil are not expected to exceed comparison values and because a second source may be in the vicinity (coal-fired power plant), arsenic has been eliminated as a contaminant of interest.
26 4 Exposure calculations adjusted for a typical (non-pica) child, keeping body weight consistently 16 kilograms and adjusting exposure frequency to 3/4 of the year (39 weeks). Because these calculated potential doses remain above current MRLs for ingestion of cadmium, cadmium remains a contaminant of interest.
26-28 Paragraphs revised.
27 1 Statement revised.
27 1 1 More discussion included regarding common lead sources.
27 2 6 Statement revised.
27 4 3 Paragraph expanded to clarify.
28 1 IDPH does not have resources to speciate soil samples; the DePue Group is welcome to do so and to submit the information to EPA and IDPH.
29 2 5 Additional discussion included regarding common cadmium exposures.
30 5 1 ATSDR criteria for selecting the site conclusion category were followed. IDPH will add a second conclusion statement that no immediate concern exists, as demonstrated by the biological screening data.
30 5 12 The blood and urine screening was not a comprehensive study of the exposed population. The limited number of people tested, and the tests performed, were designed only to answer the question of whether immediate intervention was needed to stop exposure. The conclusion category is correct.
31 3 6 Sentence modified
31 4 2 Sentence modified.
61 Table 16 Table 16 removed. General discussion of air sampling conducted in 1990s included in text.
62 Table 17 Table revised.
63,64 Table 18 Table revised.
65,66 Table 19 Exposure parameters revised to be consistent with text for child and adult. Pica child exposure values removed. Calculations checked.


CERTIFICATION

This DePue/New Jersey Zinc/Mobil Chemical Corporation Site public health assessment wasprepared by the Illinois Department of Public Health under a cooperative agreement with the Agencyfor Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. It is in accordance with approved methodology andprocedures existing at the time the public health assessment was begun.

Gail D. Godfrey
Technical Project Officer
SPS, SSAB, DHAC, ATSDR

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

Richard Gillig
Chief, SPS, SSAB, DHAC, ATSDR


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