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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

PANTEX PLANT
AMARILLO, CARSON COUNTY, TEXAS
CERCLIS NO. TX4890110527

September 30, 1998

Prepared by

Energy Section
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

I SUMMARY

II BACKGROUND

    II.A Site Description and History
    II.B Site Visits
    II.C Demographics, Land Use, and Regional Hydrogeology

III COMMUNITY HEALTH CONCERNS

IV ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND OTHER HAZARDS

    IV.A Introduction
    IV.B Toxic Chemical Release Inventory
    IV.C Environmental Contamination
      IV.C.1 Terminology Definitions
      IV.C.2 Overview of the Pantex Plant Remediation Process
      IV.C.3 Media-Specific Contamination (Non-Radiological)
        IV.C.3.a Groundwater
        IV.C.3.b Surface Waters
        IV.C.3.c Soils
        IV.C.3.d Air
        IV.C.3.e Biota/Foodchain

      IV.C.4 Media-Specific Contamination (Radiological)

        IV.C.4.a Definitions of Radiological Terminology and Introduction
        IV.C.4.b Groundwater
        IV.C.4.c Surface Waters
        IV.C.4.d Soils
        IV.C.4.e Ambient Radiation
        IV.C.4.f Air
        IV.C.4.g Biota/Foodchain

    IV.D Quality Assurance and Quality Control
    IV.E Physical and Other Hazards

V PATHWAYS ANALYSIS

VI PUBLIC HEALTH IMPLICATIONS

    VI.A Toxicological Evaluation
    VI.B Health Outcome Data Sources
      VI.B.1 Birth Defects
      VI.B.2 Low Birthweight
      VI.B.3 Cancer
      VI.B.4 Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, and Lupus Erythematosus
    VI.C Health Outcome Data Evaluation
      VI.C.1 Birth Defects
      VI.C.2 Low Birthweight
      VI.C.3 Cancer
      VI.C.4 Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, and Lupus Erythematosus
    VI.D ATSDR Child Health Initiative

VII CONCLUSIONS

VIII RECOMMENDATIONS

IX PUBLIC HEALTH ACTION PLAN

X PREPARERS OF REPORT

XI CITED REFERENCES

APPENDIX A: Combined List of Environmental Monitoring Parameters for 1992 through 1997

APPENDIX B: Pantex Plant Reference Documents Reviewed

APPENDIX C: Pantex Plant Groundwater Treatability Study

APPENDIX D: Pantex Plant Solid Waste Management Units

APPENDIX E: Health Outcome Data Tables

APPENDIX F: Public Comments on the Pantex Plant Public Health Assessment and ATSDR's Responses


LIST OF TABLES

Table 1: Radioactivity Units

Table 2: Tritium Releases and Associated Doses


LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1: Site Location

Figure 2: Demographic Variables in 1, 5, 10 and 25 Mile Increments from Site Boundary

Figure 3: Demographic Statistics Selected from a 1 Mile Site Buffer

Figure 4: Cumulative Population Density and Distribution in 1, 5 and 10 Mile Increments from Site Boundary

Figure 5: Total Population Density and Distribution 25 Miles from Site Boundary

Figure 6: Population of Children 6 Years and Younger in 1, 5 and 10 Mile Increments from Site Boundary

Figure 7: Population of Children 6 Years and Younger 25 Miles from Site Boundary

Figure 8: Population of Females Aged 15 - 44 in 1, 5 and 10 Mile Increments from Site Boundary

Figure 9: Population of Children 6 Years and Younger 25 Miles from Site Boundary

Figure 10: Population of Adults 65 Years and Older in 1, 5 and 10 Mile Increments from Site Boundary

Figure 11: Population of Adults 65 Years and Older 25 Miles from Site Boundary

Figure 12: Well Locations (15-20, Vance, and PT06-1038)

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