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Figure 1. Spartan Chemical Company Superfund Site


Michigan Department of Community Health

    John Filpus, Environmental Engineer

    Robin Freer, Resource Specialist

    James Bedford, Environmental Toxicologist

    Brendan Boyle, Principal Investigator

ATSDR Regional Representative

Louise Fabinski
Regional Services, Region V
Office of the Assistant Administrator

ATSDR Technical Project Officer

William Greim
Division of Health Assessment and Consultation
Superfund Site Assessment Branch


The Spartan Chemical Company Health Consultation was prepared by the Michigan Department of Community Healthunder a cooperative agreement with the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). It is in accordancewith approved methodology and procedures existing at the time the health consultation was initiated.

William Greim
Technical Project Officer, SPS, SSAB, DHAC

The Division of Health Assessment and Consultation, ATSDR, has reviewed this health consultation and concurs with its findings.

Richard Gillig

1. As of October 1, 1995, the environmental protection and regulation functions and relatedstaff of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) were transferred to the newly-formed Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ). Operations continued withoutinterruption.

2. On April 1, 1996, the Michigan Department of Public Health (MDPH) Division of Health Risk Assessment (DHRA) was absorbed into the newly-formed Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH). The site history and background section of this document uses the departmental identifiers in effect at the time of the events.

3. The U.S. EPA Reference Concentrations (RfCs), U.S. EPA Reference Doses (RfDs), and ATSDR Minimum Risk Levels (MRLs) are concentrations or exposure doses that are assumed to pose no hazard of adverse human health effects, calculated from experimental data multiplied by uncertainty factors to allow for interspecies and individual variation.

4. Pica behavior is an abnormal consumption of non-food materials, such as soil, most often seen in children under 5 years of age.

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