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The Gibralter Manufacturing site poses no apparent public health hazard at this time. Lead is the only contaminant that is a potential public health concern at this site should children enter the site and come in contact with lead in the soil. However, a child is not likely to trespass on the site because of the site location and site security.


  1. Site access should remain restricted.
  2. IDPH should review any new data generated for the site.


Catherine Copley
Environmental Toxicologist
Illinois Department of Public Health


  1. IEPA Bureau of Land Pollution (1997). Freedom of Information file search, June 1997, Springfield, Illinois.

  2. IEPA Site Remediation Program (1997) Stanley Komperda, project manager. Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. Remedial Project Management Section. Springfield, IL. Personal communications.

  3. Shifrin & Associates (1997) Site Remediation Program report. April 25, 1997. Environmental Engineering firm. St. Louis, Missouri.

  4. IEPA (1994). A Summary of Selected Background Conditions for Inorganics in Soil (IEPA/ENV/94-161). Office of Chemical Safety. August 1994.

  5. ATSDR (1997) Environmental Media Evaluation Guides for Soil. March 1997.

  6. IDPH (1994) Illinois Lead Poisoning Prevention Act. 77 Illinois Administrative Code Chapter 845 Subchapter p Section 845.50. Amended at 19 Ill. Reg. 238, effective December 31, 1994.

  7. ATSDR (1997) Health Guidelines Comparison Values. March 1997.


This Gibraltar Manufacturing Site Health Consultation was prepared by the Illinois Department of Public Health under a cooperative agreement with the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). It is in accordance with approved methodology and procedures existing at the time the health consultation was begun.

Gail D. Godfrey
Technical Project Officer
Division of Health Assessment and Consultation

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

Lisa C. Hayes for
Richard E. Gillig
Chief, State Programs Section
Division of Health Assessment and Consultation

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