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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE
DOVER, KENT COUNTY, DELAWARE
EPA FACILITY ID: DE8570024010

December 31, 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

I. SUMMARY

II. BACKGROUND

III. EVALUATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND POTENTIAL EXPOSURE PATHWAYS

IV. COMMUNITY HEALTH CONCERNS

V. ATSDR CHILD CONSIDERATIONS

VI. CONCLUSIONS

VII. RECOMMENDED ACTIONS

VIII. PUBLIC HEALTH ACTION PLAN

IX. PREPARERS OF REPORT

TABLES

FIGURES

APPENDIX A: GLOSSARY

APPENDIX B: COMPARISON VALUES

APPENDIX C: ATSDR'S METHODS FOR DETERMINING WHETHER A HEALTH HAZARD EXISTS

APPENDIX D: VAPOR INTRUSION AND JOHNSON AND ETTINGER INDOOR AIR MODEL

APPENDIX E: RESPONSE TO PUBLIC COMMENTS


LIST OF TABLES


LIST OF FIGURES


LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

AFIERA Air Force Institute for Environment, Safety, and Occupational Health Risk Analysis
ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
bgs below ground surface
BTEX benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylene
CEL cancer effect level
CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
CREG ATSDR's cancer risk evaluation guide
CRP community response plan
CVs comparison value
DAFB Dover Air Force Base
DCE dichloroethylene
DelDOT Delaware Department of Transportation
DNREC Delaware's Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
DOD Department of Defense
DPH Delaware' Department of Public Health
EMEG ATSDR's environmental media evaluation guide
EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
FFA Federal Facilities Agreement
FS feasibility study
FT fire training
GMZ DNREC's Groundwater Management Zone
IRP installation restoration program
IWBs industrial waste basins
IWCD industrial waste collection drains
LF landfill
LOAEL lowest-observed adverse effect level
MATS Military Air Transport Services
MCL EPA's maximum contaminant level
g/dL micrograms per deciliter
mg/kg/day milligram per kilogram per day
MRL ATSDR's minimum risk level
NFA no further action
NOAEL no-observed-adverse-effect level
NPL EPA's National Priorities List
O/W oil/water
PCBs polychlorinated biphenyls
PCE tetrachloroethylene
PHA public health assessment
PHAP Public Health Action Plan
ppb parts per billion
ppm parts per million
RAB restoration advisory board
RBC EPA Region III's risk-based concentration
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
TCE trichloroethylene
USAF U.S. Air Force
USTs underground storage tanks
VOCs volatile organic compounds


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