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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

LINCOLN CREOSOTE
BOSSIER CITY, BOSSIER PARISH, LOUISIANA
CERCLIS NO. LAD981060429

June 16, 2000

Prepared by:

Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals
Office of Public Health/Section of Environmental Epidemiology and Toxicology
Under Cooperative Agreement with the
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry


TABLE OF CONTENTS

SUMMARY

BACKGROUND

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

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
            C. Eliminated Pathways

PUBLIC HEALTH IMPLICATIONS

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

CONCLUSIONS

RECOMMENDATIONS

HEALTH ACTIVITIES RECOMMENDATION PANEL

PUBLIC HEALTH ACTIONS

PREPARERS OF REPORT

CERTIFICATION

REFERENCES

APPENDICES

       A. Figures
       B. Tables
       C. Louisiana Tumor Registry Cancer Incidence Rates
       D. Glossary and Acronyms
       E. Public Availability Outreach Session Summary Report
       F. Public Comments


LIST OF TABLES

Table 1.         Completed Exposure Pathways for Lincoln Creosote Site
Table 2.         Potential Exposure Pathways for Lincoln Creosote Site
Table B-1.     Range of Contaminant Concentrations in On-site Soil Samples (0-7.5 ft).
Table B-2.     Range of Contaminant Concentrations in On-site Surface (0-2") Soil Samples taken in 1989.
Table B-3.     Range of Contaminant Concentrations in Subsurface Soil Samples On-site at depths of 0-19 feet.
Table B-4.     Confirmatory Subsurface Soil Sampling Results from On-site Soils taken during 1993.
Table B-5.     Range of Contaminant Concentrations from Sediments in the On-Site Drainage Ditch.
Table B-6.     Range of Contaminant Concentrations in On-site Shallow Groundwater Monitoring Well Samples
                      taken in 1989 and 1994.
Table B-7.     Range of Contaminant Concentrations Before Remediation in On-site Air Samples
                      taken from February 25-27, 1992.
Table B-8.     Range of Contaminant Concentrations of in Air during Remediation taken from Feb. 25 - Sept. 4, 1992.
Table B-9.     Range of Contaminant Concentrations in Off-site Surface Soils (0-6" Depth)
                      and Subsurface Soils (6-24" Depth) of Residential Yards.
Table B-10.   Range of Contaminant Concentrations in Residential Surface (0-6") and Subsurface (6-24") Soil Samples.
Table B-11.   Range of Contaminant Concentrations in North Park Apartments Surface (0-6")
                      and Subsurface Soil Sampling (6-24").
Table B-12.   Range of Contaminant Concentrations in Sediment Samples from the Ditches near North Park Apartments
                      taken from June-July, 1994.
Table C-1.     Total Cancers Observed in Census Block Groups 10500-02, 10500-03 and 10602-04
                      between 1988-1995, All Races.
Table C-2.     Standardized Incidence Ratios (SIR) for Census Blocks near the Lincoln Creosote Site:
                      10500-02, 10500-03 and 10602-04 (1988-1995). Comparison of Observed and Expected Cancer Incidence
                      Using Louisiana Region VII Rates (1988-1992). All Races.
Table C-3.     Standardized Incidence Ratios (SIR) for Census Blocks near the Lincoln Creosote Site:
                      10500-02, 10500-03 and 10602-04 (1988-1995). Comparison of Observed and Expected Cancer Incidence
                      Using Louisiana Region VII Rates (1988-1992). Whites only.


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