Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to site content

HEALTH CONSULTATION

KAUFMAN LANDFILL
HUMBOLDT, COLES COUNTY, ILLINOIS




Table 1.

On-Site Soil Contaminant (1995 IEPA FSIP)
ContaminantMaximum Concentration
(ppm)
Comparison Value
(ppm)
Arsenic43.8 J20 (child) EMEG
200 (adult) EMEG
ppm - parts per million
J - indicates an estimated value
EMEG - Environmental Media Evaluation Guide




Table 2.

On-Site Groundwater Contaminants (1995 IEPA FSIP)
ContaminantMaximum Concentration
(ppb)
Comparison Value
(ppb)
Vinyl Chloride14.0 J2 MCL
Manganese695.050 (child) RMEG

ppb - parts per billion
J - indicates an estimated value
RMEG - Reference Dose Media Evaluation Guide


Figure 1. Site Location Map


Figure 2. On-Site Sampling Locations


Figure 3. Off-Site Sampling Locations



ATTACHMENT 1

Comparison Values Used In Screening Contaminants For Further Evaluation

Environmental Media Evaluation Guides (EMEGs) are developed for chemicals based on their toxicity, frequency of occurrence at National Priority List (NPL) sites, and potential for human exposure. They are derived to protect the most sensitive populations and are not cut-off levels, but rather comparison values. They do not consider carcinogenic effects, chemical interactions, multiple route exposure, or other media-specific routes of exposure, and are very conservative concentration values designed to protect sensitive members of the population.

Reference Dose Media Evaluation Guides (RMEGs) are another type of comparison value derived to protect the most sensitive populations. They do not consider carcinogenic effects, chemical interactions, multiple route exposure, or other media-specific routes of exposure, and are very conservative concentration values designed to protect sensitive members of the population.

Cancer Risk Evaluation Guides (CREGs) are estimated contaminant concentrations based on a one excess cancer in a million persons exposed to a chemical over a lifetime. These are also very conservative values designed to protect sensitive members of the population.

Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs) have been established by USEPA for public water supplies to reduce the chances of adverse health effects from contaminated drinking water. These standards are well below levels for which health effects have been observed and take into account the financial feasibility of achieving specific contaminant levels. These are enforceable limits that public water supplies must meet. Some MCLs are not health based and are set for aesthetic reasons. Secondary Maximum Contaminant Levels (SMCLs) are set for aesthetic reasons.


Table of Contents

  
 
USA.gov: The U.S. Government's Official Web PortalDepartment of Health and Human Services
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, 4770 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30341
Contact CDC: 800-232-4636 / TTY: 888-232-6348

A-Z Index

  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
  5. E
  6. F
  7. G
  8. H
  9. I
  10. J
  11. K
  12. L
  13. M
  14. N
  15. O
  16. P
  17. Q
  18. R
  19. S
  20. T
  21. U
  22. V
  23. W
  24. X
  25. Y
  26. Z
  27. #