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HEALTH CONSULTATION

SWIFT AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS FAIRMONT CITY PLANT
FAIRMONT CITY, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS




CONCLUSIONS
1)The Swift Agricultural Chemicals Corporation site does not pose a public health hazard.

2)Children contacting contaminated sediments off the site are not expected to experienceadverse health effects. Past and current on-site workers are not expected to experienceadverse health effects as a result of contacting surface contaminants.

3)Most contaminants on and off the site are probably not due to the fertilizer operation atthe Swift Agricultural Site. They are probably from the Old American Zinc site that borders the site to the north and south.

4)The pesticides found on and off the site may be due to site activities, but that has not been confirmed.




RECOMMENDATIONS
1)Although no hazard is posed by the contaminants found during the site investigation, arearesidents, especially children, need to reduce or eliminate contact with soil contaminatedwith arsenic, lead, and cadmium found at the Old American Zinc site. Those issues(Attachment 1) are addressed in a health consultation for Old American Zinc, dated February 14, 1996.

2)The type of pesticides mixed with the fertilizer should be determined to see if pesticides found on and off the site are related to site activities.


PREPARER OF THE REPORT

David R. Webb, M.S.
Environmental Toxicologist
Illinois Department of Public Health




REFERENCES
[1]ATSDR Draft Toxicological Profile for Cadmium. 1991. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Atlanta, GA.

[2]ATSDR Draft Toxicological Profile for Arsenic. 1991. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Atlanta, GA.

[3]ATSDR Update Toxicological Profile for Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons. 1993. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Atlanta, GA.

[4]ATSDR Update Toxicological Profile for Lead. 1993. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Atlanta, GA.

[5]E & E, Draft Screening Site Inspection Report. December 13, 1989. Chicago, IL

[6]E & E Focused Site Inspection Prioritization Enclosures 1 & 2. September 18, 1995. Chicago, IL

[7]E & E Screening Site Inspection Report for Swift Ag Chem. Fairmont City Plant. May 2, 1990. Chicago, IL

[8]E & E Screening Site Inspection Work Plan for Swift Ag. Chem. Fairmont City Plant. May 2, 1989. Chicago, IL

[9]IDPH, Old American Zinc Health Consultation. February, 1996. Springfield, IL

[10]IEPA, Memorandum from Tom Miller Ofc Collinsville to Division File. August 22, 1989.

[11]IEPA. Site Team Evaluation Prioritization. 1996. Springfield IL

[12]USEPA. Potential Hazardous Waste Preliminary Assessment. Swift Agricultural Chemical Corp. April 4, 1996.


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