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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

WASTE INC. LANDFILL
MICHIGAN CITY, LA PORTE COUNTY, INDIANA
CERCLIS NO. IND980504005

September 6, 1994

Prepared by

Indiana State Department of Health
Under Cooperative Agreement with the
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry


TABLE OF CONTENTS

LIST OF TABLES

SUMMARY

BACKGROUND

    A. Site Description and History
    B. Site Visit
    C. Demographics, Land Use, and Natural Resource Use
    D. Health Outcome Data

COMMUNITY HEALTH CONCERNS

ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND OTHER HAZARDS

    A. On-Site Contamination
    B. Off-Site Contamination
    C. Quality Assurance and Quality Control
    D. Physical and Other Hazards

PATHWAYS ANALYSES

    A. Completed Exposure Pathways
    B. Potential Exposure Pathways

PUBLIC HEALTH IMPLICATIONS

    A. Toxicological Evaluation
    B. Health Outcome Data Evaluation
    C. Community Health Concerns Evaluation

CONCLUSIONS

PREPARERS OF REPORT

CERTIFICATION

REFERENCES

APPENDICES


LIST OF TABLES

Table 1. Chemicals of Concern in On-Site Subsurface Soil Sample Results, August/October 1989.
Table 2. Chemicals of Concern in On-Site Groundwater, Rounds I & II, May 1990/January 1991.
Table 3. Chemicals of Concern Off-Site Surface Water Sample, June 1987.
Table 4. Chemicals of Concern in Off-Site Stream Sediment Samples, June 1987.
Table 5. Chemicals of Concern in Off-Site Groundwater Samples, May 1990/January 1991.
Table 6. Trail Creek 1994 Fish Advisory
Table 7. Completed Exposure Pathways
Table 8. Potential Exposure Pathways
Table 9. Comparison of Estimated Exposure Dose to Health Guidelines for Methylmercury
Table 10. Comparison of Estimated Exposure Dose to Health Guidelines for PCBs
Table 11. Statistically Significant Deaths Caused by Cancer in LaPorte County


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