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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

PLATTSBURGH AIR FORCE BASE
PLATTSBURGH, CLINTON COUNTY, NEW YORK
EPA FACILITY ID: NY4571924774

October 5, 2000

Prepared By:

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


TABLE OF CONTENTS

ACRONYMS and ABBREVIATIONS

SUMMARY

BACKGROUND

EVALUATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION, EXPOSURE PATHWAYS, AND THE PUBLIC HEALTH IMPLICATIONS

    No Apparent Public Health Hazards

  1. Kemp Lane - Exposure to Contaminated Drinking Water (Off-base)

    Conclusion and Public Health Action Plan for Kemp Lane


  2. Runway Drive Neighborhood - Exposure to Contaminated Drinking Water and Possible Indoor Air (Off-base)

    Conclusion and Public Health Action Plan for the Runway Drive Neighborhood


  3. Flightline/Golf Course Drainage - Exposure to Contaminated Surface Water (Off-base Cliff Haven Community)

    Conclusion and Public Health Action Plan for Flightline/Golf Course Drainage


  4. Fire Training Area FT-002 - Exposure to Contaminated Groundwater and Possible Indoor Air Contamination (On-base Buildings)

    Conclusion and Public Health Action Plan for Fire Training Area FT-002
    No Public Health Hazard

  1. Fire Training Area FT-002 - Exposure to Possible Groundwater Contamination (Off-base Private Wells)

    Conclusion and Public Health Action Plan for Fire Training Area FT-002


  2. Former Base Exchange Service Station ST-030 - Exposure to Possible Indoor Air Contamination (On-base)

    Conclusion and Public Health Action Plan for Former Base Exchange Service Station ST-030

CHEMICAL MIXTURES

ATSDR CHILD HEALTH INITIATIVE

HEALTH OUTCOME DATA

COMMUNITY HEALTH CONCERNS

BASE REDEVELOPMENT AND PUBLIC HEALTH

REFERENCES

PREPARERS OF THIS REPORT


LIST OF TABLES

Table 1: Summary of ATSDR's Public Health Conclusions for PAFB

Table 2: Kemp Lane - Exposure to Contaminated Drinking Water (Off-base)

Table 3: Runway Drive Neighborhood - Exposure to Contaminated Drinking Water and Possible Indoor Air (Off-base)

Table 4: Flightline/Golf Course Drainage - Exposure to Contaminated Surface Water (Off-base Cliff Haven Community)

Table 5: Fire Training Area FT-002 - Exposure to Contaminated Groundwater and Possible Indoor Air Contamination (On-base Buildings)

Table 6: Fire Training Area FT-002 - Exposure to Possible Groundwater Contamination (Off-base Private Wells)

Table 7: Former Base Exchange Service Station ST-030 - Exposure to Possible Indoor Air Contamination (On-base)

Table 8: History of Base Exchange Service Station Activities


LIST OF FIGURES

Map 1: Plattsburgh AFB
Map 2: Kemp Lane Neighborhood (Off-base)
Map 3: Runway Drive Neighborhood
Map 4: Golf Course Drainage to Cliff Haven Beach
Map 5: Former Base Exchange Service Station Area


LIST OF APPENDICES

Appendix A: Population and Housing Data: Census Tract Map
Appendix B: Summary of Site Evaluations per Future Land Use Category
Appendix C: Public Health Assessment Conclusion Categories
Appendix D: Exposure Estimates


ACRONYMS and ABBREVIATIONS

AFBCA

Air Force Base Conversion Agency
ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
BRAC Base Realignment and Closure
BTEX Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene, and Xylenes
BXSS Base Exchange Service Station
CERCLIS Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Information System

CVIT

Champlain Valley International Tradeparc
DCE Dichloroethylene
DOD Department of Defense
EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
FOSL Finding of Suitability to Lease
FOST Finding of Suitability to Transfer
HUD Housing and Urban Development
IRP Installation Restoration Program (Department of Defense)
JP-5 Aviation Jet Fuel Number 5

LF-023

Landfill, Installation Restoration Program Site 023
mg/m3 Milligrams per cubic meter
mg/kg WW Milligrams per kilogram of wet weight (fish tissue)
MTBE methyl tertiary butyl ether
NPL National Priorities List (of Superfund sites)
NYSDEC New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
NYSDOH New York State Department of Health
OU Operable Unit
PAFB Plattsburgh Air Force Base
PARC Plattsburgh Airbase Redevelopment Corporation
Pb Lead
ppb parts per billion
ppm parts per million
RAB Restoration Advisory Board
RBCA Risk Based Corrective Action
RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
SDWA Safe Drinking Water Act
TCE Trichloroethylene
UST Underground Storage Tank

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