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HEALTH CONSULTATION

MASON AND DIXON TANK LINES INCORPORATED
MARSHALL, CLARK COUNTY, ILLINOIS


CONCLUSIONS

After a review of the available information and the assumption that soil samples collected from 0.5 feet to 6.5 feet depth represent the surface soil, IDPH concludes:

  1. Aluminum and chlordane may pose a public health threat to those who come in frequent contact with contaminated soil.
  2. Remediation of the contamination is necessary to prevent exposure to aluminum and chlordane.
  3. Without remediation, the site is not suitable for residential or industrial development that would bring people in frequent contact with the contaminated soil.

RECOMMENDATIONS

  1. While conducting removal activities, implement worker protection and dust suppression methods to minimize human exposure.
  2. Verify the effectiveness of removal actions by analyzing soil samples collected no deeper than 3 inches, which are the levels of contaminants in the soil people are most likely to contact.
  3. If levels, especially of chlordane, remain in soils at levels established for voluntary cleanup sites, future land use should be limited to industrial development.

PREPARER OF THE REPORT

Constanta E. Mosoiu
Environmental Toxicologist


REFERENCES

  1. IEPA letter; from Kenneth W. Corkill, Environmental Protection Specialist, Site Assessment Unit, Bureau of Land; to Mike Moomey, Environmental Health Division, IDPH. June 5, 1997.

  2. Illinois Environmental Protection Agency: "A Summary of Selected Background Conditions for Inorganics in Soil". August 1994.

  3. Matthew J. Ellenhorn and Donald G. Barceloux: "Medical Toxicology: Diagnosis and Treatment of Human Poisoning", pp 1009-1011. Elsevier, 1988.

  4. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry: "Toxicological Profile for Aluminum" (update). March 1993.

  5. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry: "Toxicological Profile for Chlordane" (update). March 1993.

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