HUMBOLDT, COLES COUNTY, ILLINOIS
IDPH concludes the site presents no apparent health hazard at this time. Future exposure can be avoided if recommendations are implemented.
IDPH makes the following recommendations:
- Provide and maintain an adequate landfill cap. Properly fill the two depression areas remaining on-site.
- Remove and prevent trees from growing on-site. Establish ground cover to reduce erosion.
- Prevent off-site erosion from cutting into the landfill area by providing an adequate fill and cover north and west of the site.
- Provide hydrogeological data that defines the direction of groundwater flow at the site.
- Sample the on-site residential well annually to be sure contaminants do not migrate to the well.
IDPH Champaign Regional Office
- Kaufman Landfill Focused Site Inspection Prioritization Draft Report. IEPA, Springfield, Illinois, 1995.
- Sheri Adams, February 1996. Letter communication (February 28) from Sheri Adams, Project Manager, IEPA, to Mike Moomey, IDPH, Environmental Toxicology Program Manager, regarding site description, history, and information about previous investigations of the Kaufman Landfill.
- IDPH Files. The Department's Review of Site (#904268902H) Water and Soil Data.
- Steve Johnson, November 1996. Personal Communication with Steve Johnson, Bureau of Water, IEPA, Champaign, Illinois, regarding surface drinking water supplies downstream from the site.
This Kaufman Landfill Health Consultation was prepared by the Illinois Department of Health under Cooperative Agreement with the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. It is in accordance with approved methodology and procedures existing at the time the Health Consultation was initiated.
Gail D. Godfrey
Technical Project Officer
SPS, SSAB, DHAC
The Division of Health Assessment and Consultation (DHAC), ATSDR, has reviewed this Health Consultation and concurs with its findings.
Adrienne Hollis for Richard Gillig
Chief, SPS, SSAB, DHAC, ATSDR