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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

U.S. AIR FORCE TWIN CITIES RESERVE SMALL ARMS RANGE
(a/k/a MINNEAPOLIS ST. PAUL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AIR RESERVE STATION)
MINNEAPOLIS, HENNEPIN COUNTY, MINNESOTA


CONCLUSIONS

  1. Based on available information, MDH has concluded that the MSP IAP ARS sites pose no apparent public health hazard under current conditions since there are no indications that people are being exposed to site-related contaminants. Access to all sites on MSP IAP ARS property is limited; there are no known well receptors; and surface areas at most of the sites are paved, covered with buildings or grass, thereby limiting dermal exposure to any remaining contamination. MDH/ATSDR concurs with MPCA on the closure of the Sites listed in Appendix A.
  2. The location of Small Arms Range Land, approximately 200 yards from the Minnesota River ensures its groundwater contaminants will discharge into the river and become diluted.
  3. At Site 4/5, contaminated groundwater flows away from any known receptors.
  4. Contaminated groundwater at Site 7 and JP-4 Spill Site appear to be captured by the remediation system at Site 7 and therefore is not likely to migrate off base.
  5. There is a potential for the groundwater plume at the JP-4 to migrate off base once the pump and treat system at site 7 is turned off. However the Air Force has conducted a comprehensive well receptor survey north of the JP-4 Spill Site and no wells were located. Thus, no one will be exposed to the groundwater contaminants via drinking water.
  6. Soil vapor gas exposure potential via indoor air at Site 4/5, Site 7 and JP-4 Spill Site should be evaluated.

PUBLIC HEALTH ACTION PLAN

Current Actions

  1. Additional activities to determine the potential for human exposure to soil vapor gas fromcontaminated groundwater at Site 4/5, Site 7 and JP-4 Spill Site is being conducted by theAir Force.

PREPARERS OF REPORT

Minnesota Department of Health
Daniel F. Peña
(Health Assessor)

Minnesota Department of Health
Richard Soule
(Hydro geologist)

ATSDR REVIEWERS

Emilio Gonzalez
Environmental Engineer
Federal Facilities Assessment Branch
Division of Health Assessment and Consultation

Victoria A. Smith
Environmental Health Scientist
Federal Facilities Assessment Branch
Division of Health Assessment and Consultation


GLOSSARY
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Air Reserve Station ( MSP IAP ARS)
Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)
U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Installation Restoration Program (IRP)
National Priorities List (NPL)
Minneapolis St Paul International Airport Complex (MSPIAC)
Department of Defense (DOD)
IRP Site 1 (Small Arms Range Landfill) (SARL)
Aviation Gasoline (AVGAS)
Motor Gasoline (MOGAS)
petroleum, oil, and lubricant (POL)
jet fuel (JP-4)
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
Health Risk Limits (HRLs)
Soil Reference Values (SRVs)
Minimal Risk Levels (MRL)
Contaminants of concern (COC)
County Well Index (CWI)
Air Soil and Water (A,S,W)
Volatile Organic Compound (VOC)
Microgram per Liter (ug/l)
Trichloroethylene (TCE)
Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA 1986)



REFERENCES

  1. Air Force Installation Restoration Program Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study,Small Arms Range Landfill, Hazardous Waste Remedial Actions Program(HAZWRAP), Minneapolis-St. Paul IAP Air Force Reserve, Final RemedialInvestigation Report, (Vol I,II,III).July 1990.
  2. Air Force Installation Restoration Program, Final Remedial Investigation Report for FiveSites (Sites 4,5,8,9,&P-4). Hazardous Waste Remedial Actions Program(HAZWRAP), Minneapolis-St Paul IAP Air Force Reserve, (Vol I,II and III).December 1991.

  3. Braun Intertec, Source Delineation Report, Sites 4 and 5, 934th Airlift Wing,Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Minneapolis, Minnesota. July 1995.

  4. Braun Intertec, First Quarter 1996, 934th Airlift Wing, Sites 4 and 5, Minneapolis-St.PaulIAP ARP May 15, 1996.

  5. Braun Intertec, Groundwater Receptor Evaluation Report,934th Airlift Wing, Sites 4,5,and 7 Twin Cities Air Force Reserve Base U. S. Air Force Reserve. March 20,1997.

  6. Air Force Installation Restoration Program, Remedial Investigation Report, Site 7,HAZWRAP, Minneapolis-St Paul IAP Air Force Reserve Base, Volume I. March1989.

  7. Braun Intertec, 1995 Annual Monitoring Report, 934th Airlift Wing, Sites 7, Minneapolis-St. Paul IAP ARP. April 12, 1996.
  8. Barr Engineering Co. Petroleum Tank Release Investigation and Unsaturated Zone SoilCorrective Action Alternatives Report Aviation Gasoline and Jet Fuel StorageSystem. November 1991.
  9. Air Force Installation Restoration, Program, Final Remedial Investigation Report for FiveSites(Sites 4,5,8,9,&P-4). HAZWRAP, Minneapolis-St Paul IAP Air Force Reserve, Volume III. December 1991.
  10. Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Letter to David Swanburg, RE: Minnesota Decision Document, Sites 2, 3, 6, 8, 9, P-1, Former Indoor Firing Range Site, andthe Museum Site. Twin Cities Air Force Reserves Base. October 5, 1994.

  11. Braun Intertec, 1995 Annual Monitoring Report, Small Arms Range Landfill, 934th AirliftWing, Minneapolis-St Paul IAP ARS. April 1996.

  12. Braun Intertec, Groundwater Monitoring Results Third Quarter 1996, 934th Airlift Wing,Sites 4 and 5, Minneapolis-St. Paul IAP ARP. November 1, 1996.

  13. Braun Intertec, Semi-Annual Monitoring Report January through June 1996, 934th AirliftWing, Sites 7, Minneapolis-St. Paul IAP ARP. July 16, 1996.

  14. Braun Intertec, 1996 Annual Monitoring Report, 934th Airlift Wing, Site 7, Minneapolis-St. Paul IAP ARP. March 25, 1997.

  15. Braun Intertec, 1995 Annual Monitoring Report, 934th Airlift Wing, JP-4 Site, Minneapolis-St. Paul IAP ARP. May 23, 1996.

Support Documents

Braun Intertec, 1995 Annual Monitoring Report, 934th Airlift Wing, Sites 7, Minneapolis-St.Paul IAP ARP. April 12, 1996.

Engineering-Science, Inc. , Final Remedial Investigation Report Small Arms Range Landfill,Minneapolis-St. Paul IAP Air Force Reserve. 1990.

Air Force Installation Restoration Program, Remedial Investigation Report, Site 7, HAZWRAP, Minneapolis-St Paul IAP Air Force Reserve Base, Volume I. March 1989.

Engineering-Science, Inc. , Final Remedial Investigation Report-Small Arms Range Landfill,Minneapolis-St. Paul IAP Air Force Reserve. 1992.

Air Force Installation Restoration Program Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study, Small ArmsRange Landfill, HAZWRAP, Minneapolis-St. Paul IAP Air Force, Record of Decision.January 1992.

Rust, Final 1993 Annual Water Quality Report, Small Arms Range Landfill, Minneapolis-St PaulInternational Airport Reserve Station. June 1994.

Braun Intertec, 1994 Annual Monitoring Report, Small Arms Range Landfill, 934th Airlift Wing,Minneapolis-St Paul IAP ARS. July 1995.

Barr Engineering Co. , Site Investigation Report, Temporary Landfill and Hangar P-1 Area,Minneapolis-St Paul IAP Air Force Reserve Base. May 1992.

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Letter to David Swanburg, RE: Minnesota DecisionDocument, Sites P-4, Former Rifle Range. Twin Cities Air Force Reserves Base.February 15, 1995.

Base Civil Engineering, 934th Tactical Airlift Group, Final Decision Document for Minneapolis-StPaul International Airport, Transformer Storage Site. February 1990.

Braun Intertec, Soil Evaluation Results, Site WP15, Area N, 934th Airlift Group, Minneapolis-StPaul IAP ARS, Minnesota. June 1994.

Braun Intertec, Storm water Pollution Prevention Plan-Final, Prepared for Compliance with theMPCA NPDES General Storm water Permit, U. S. Air Force Reserve Base, Minneapolis,Minnesota. March 1994.

Barr Engineering Co. , Storm water Pollution Prevention Plan-Final, Prepared for Compliancewith the MPCA NPDES General Storm water Permit U. S. Air Force Reserve Base,Minneapolis, Minnesota. January 1994.

Braun Intertec, Groundwater Monitoring Results Second Quarter 1996, 934th Airlift Wing, Sites 4and 5, Minneapolis-St. Paul IAP ARP. July 23, 1996.

Barr Engineering Co. , Analytical Results for May 1992 Groundwater Samples at P-4 Site andSite 3. USAF No. F21611-90-D0002-5008. June 25, 1992.

Operational Technologies Corporation, Site Investigation Report For Former UST Site NOS.1,2,3, and 4. , 133rd Airlift Wing Minnesota Air National Guard Minnesota Air NationalGuard Base Minneapolis, Minnesota. June 1996.

Braun Intertec, May 23, 1996. 1995 Annual Monitoring Report, 934th Airlift Wing JP4 Site,Minneapolis-St. Paul IAP ARS


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