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HEALTH CONSULTATION

OLD LASALLE DUMP
LASALLE, LASALLE COUNTY, ILLINOIS


CONCLUSION

IDPH concludes that no apparent public health hazard exists at this time at Old LaSalle Dump. Nocompleted exposure pathways have been identified, and any exposure to site-related soilcontaminants should not result in any apparent health hazard for adults or children. Sedimentcontamination also does not appear to be a health concern at this time; however, further runoff orleachate may result in an increase in sediment concentrations of PCBs. Groundwater samplescollected to date are not representative of what may be entering the lake; however, surface watersamples previously collected did not contain contamination. If lake sediments becomecontaminated, fish may become contaminated as they feed.


RECOMMENDATIONS.

If fishing frequently occurs near the site, IDPH recommends the following actions:
1)Additional sediment and surface water sampling to monitor any increase in PCB contamination.

2)If PCB concentrations in sediments increase in the future, fish samples should be collectedand analyzed before fishing is allowed near the site. If runoff becomes a problem for thelake, a clay cap may be warranted to prevent runoff of PCBs into Huse Lake. An additionalbenefit of a cap would be to eliminate potential exposures to possible surface soil contaminants.


PREPARERS OF REPORT

Aparna Kaul
Ken Runkle
Environmental Toxicologists
Illinois Department of Public Health


REFERENCES

  1. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, ATSDR Public Health Assessment Guidance Manual, 1992.

  2. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Toxicological Profile for Alpha-, Beta-, Gamma-, and Delta-hexachlorocyclohexane, May 1994.

  3. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, ATSDR Draft Toxicological Profile onHeptachlor/Heptachlor Epoxide, October 1991.

  4. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, ATSDR Update Toxicological Profile for Lead, April 1993.

  5. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Toxicological Profile for Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons,August 1995.

  6. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, ATSDR Draft Toxicological Profile on PolychlorinatedBiphenyls, August 1995.

  7. Illinois Department of Public Health, IDPH Lead Poisoning Prevention Code, Part 845.

  8. Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, A Summary of Selected Background Conditions for Inorganics in Soil,August 1994.

  9. Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, CERCLA Screening Site Inspection Report, 1992.

  10. United States Environmental Protection Agency, Site Assessment Report for Old LaSalle Dump Site, April 1997.

CERTIFICATION

This Old LaSalle Dump Site Health Consultation was prepared by the Illinois Department of PublicHealth 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 thehealth 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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