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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

RUBBERTOWN INDUSTRIAL AREA
JEFFERSON COUNTY, KENTUCKY
CERCLIS NO. KYXCREP38000

September 1998

Prepared by:

Petition Response Section
Exposure Investigations and Consultation Branch
Division of Health Assessment and Consultation
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry


TABLE OF CONTENTS


List of Acronyms

SUMMARY

BACKGROUND AND STATEMENT OF ISSUES

A. Statement of Issues and Purpose
B. Site Description and History
C. Demographic Statistics

ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND OTHER HAZARDS

A. Contamination by Medium
B. Quality Assurance and Quality Control

PATHWAY ANALYSES

A. Potential Exposure Pathways
B. Eliminated Exposure Pathways

PUBLIC HEALTH IMPLICATIONS

A. Toxicologic Evaluation
B. Health Outcome Data
C. Community Concerns Discussion

ATSDR CHILD HEALTH INITIATIVE

CONCLUSIONS

RECOMMENDATIONS

PUBLIC HEALTH ACTIONS

A. Actions Implemented
B. Actions Planned

PREPARERS OF REPORT

REFERENCES

APPENDIX A -- TABLES

Table 1. Air Monitoring Data: Special Air Pollution Study, 1956-1957
Table 2. Air Monitoring Data: 1988 UATMP Louisville Monitoring Station
Table 3. Soil Analysis Data from 7 Residences Adjacent to Rubbertown
Table 4. Summary of Exposure Pathways for Rubbertown

APPENDIX B -- FIGURES

Figure 1. Vicinity Map
Figure 2. Demographic Statistics
Figure 3. Ozone Monitoring Locations

APPENDIX C -- HEALTH IMPLICATIONS OF EXPOSURE TO AIR CONTAMINANTS

APPENDIX D -- COMPARISON VALUES

APPENDIX E -- ATSDR METHODOLOGY

APPENDIX F -- SITE VISIT INFORMATION

APPENDIX G -- HEALTH OUTCOME DATA SUMMARY

APPENDIX H -- GLOSSARY

APPENDIX I -- ATSDR RESPONSE TO COMMENTS



List of Acronyms
AIRS Aerometric Information Retrieval System
ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
CBEP Community-Based Environmental Protection
CEHS Center for Environmental Health Sciences
CREG Cancer Risk Evaluation Guide
EMEG Environmental Media Evaluation Guide
EPA United States Environmental Protection Agency
JCAPCD Jefferson County Air Pollution Control District
JCDEHP Jefferson County Division of Environmental Health and Protection
kg kilogram
m3 cubic meter
mg milligram
NAAQS National Ambient Air Quality Standards
NREPC Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet
ppb parts per billion
ppm parts per million
ppt parts per trillion
% percent
RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
SEER Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results
TCDD 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin
TEQ Toxic Equivalents
TRI Toxics Release Inventory
UATMP Urban Air Toxics Monitoring Program
ug microgram
US United States
VOCs Volatile Organic Compounds
WCCTF West County Community Task Force

 

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