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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

LOUISIANA ARMY AMMUNITION PLANT
DOYLINE, WEBSTER PARISH, LOUISIANA
EPA FACILITY ID: LA0213820533

June 11, 2003

Prepared by:

Federal Facilities Assessment Branch
Division of Health Assessment and Consultation
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry


TABLE OF CONTENTS

LIST OF TABLES

LIST OF FIGURES

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

SUMMARY

BACKGROUND

EVALUATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND EXPOSURE PATHWAYS

COMMUNITY HEALTH CONCERNS

ATSDR CHILD HEALTH CONSIDERATIONS

CONCLUSIONS

PUBLIC HEALTH ACTION PLAN

PREPARER OF REPORT

REFERENCES

TABLES

FIGURES

APPENDIX A: GLOSSARY

APPENDIX B: ATSDR'S ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY AND COMPARISON VALUES

APPENDIX C: ATSDR'S RESPONSES TO PUBLIC COMMENTS


LIST OF TABLES

Table 1. Evaluation of Potential Public Health Hazards at Louisiana Army Ammunition Plant

Table 2. Exposure Pathways Evaluation Table

Table 3. LAAP Groundwater Contaminant Plumes


LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1. Area Map

Figure 2. Site Map

Figure 3. Demographics

Figure 4. ATSDR's Exposure Evaluation Process

Figure 5. Location of Drinking Water Wells


LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
AOC area of concern
Army U.S. Army
ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
BG burning ground
CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
CREG ATSDR's cancer risk evaluation guide
CRP community response plan
CVs comparison value
DOD Department of Defense
DNT dinitrotoluene
EMEG ATSDR's environmental media evaluation guide
EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
FFA Federal Facility Agreement
FS feasibility study
HMX high melting explosive (or cyclotetramethylenetetra-nitriamine)
IRP installation restoration program
kg kilogram
LAAP Louisiana Army Ammunition Plant
LAP load, assemble, and pack
LDEQ Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
LF landfill
MCL EPA's maximum contaminant level
NFA no further action
NPDES National Pollution Discharge Elimination System
NPL EPA's National Priorities List
OU operable unit
OWL Oily waste landfarm
PAH polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon
PA/SI preliminary assessment/site investigation
PCBs polychlorinated biphenyls
PHA public health assessment
PHAP Public Health Action Plan
ppb parts per billion
ppm parts per million
RBC EPA's risk-based concentration
RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
RDX research and development explosive (or cyclotrimethylenetrinitriamine)
RECAP Risk Evaluation/Corrective Action Program
RfD EPA's reference dose
RI remedial investigation
RMEG ATSDR's reference dose media evaluation guide
ROD record of decision
SVOCs semi-volatile organic compounds
TDS total dissolved solid
1,3,5-TNB 1,3,5-trinitrobenzene
TNT trinitrotoluene
TRC technical review committee
USATHAMA U.S. Army Toxic and Hazardous Materials Agency
VOCs volatile organic compounds


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