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Meeting Agenda Monday, September 27, 2010 6:30 pm Meet and Greet 7:00 pm ATSDR Presentation Teresa Foster & David Mellard Question & Answer Session 7:45-8:30 pm Exhibit Tables Open Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Division of Health Assessment and Consultation
Meeting Agenda Tuesday, September 28, 2010 11:00 am Meet and Greet 11:30 am ATSDR Presentation Teresa Foster & David Mellard Question & Answer 12:15-1:00 pm Exhibit Tables Open Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Division of Health Assessment and Consultation
1 Public Health Assessment LCP Chemicals Superfund Site, Dry-land Soils Brunswick, Georgia Public Meeting Dates: September 27 and 28, 2010 This information is distributed by ATSDR for public comment under applicable information quality guidelines. It does not represent and should not be construed to represent final agency conclusions and recommendations. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Division of Health Assessment and Consultation
Participants ATSDR U.S. EPA GA Department of Natural Resources/UGA GA Department of Community
Health/Chemical Hazards Program Glynn Environmental Coalition 2 Who is ATSDR? 3 Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
Primary federal public health agency at hazardous waste sites Purpose is to serve the public to prevent or reduce harmful exposures and diseases related to hazardous waste Atlanta, Georgia
What is a Public Health Assessment (PHA)? 4 Presents environmental data from waste sites Evaluates how people might contact waste
Assesses what harm the waste might cause to people Provides health conclusions and recommendations Releases document for public comment What is a Public Comment Release? 5
The PHA is released to the public for review and comment 90-day public comment period Ends December 20, 2010 Send comments to ATSDR [email protected] or Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Attn: ATSDR Records Center RE: LCP Chemicals Superfund Site 1600 Clifton Road, NE MS F-09 Atlanta, GA 30333 6 LCP Chemicals Superfund Site Ross Road - Brunswick, Glynn Co. Tidal marshlands approx. 670 acres Focus of PHA dry-land soils
approx. 133 Acres (OU3) Former manufacturing operations: Petroleum refinery Power plant Paint and varnish manufacturing Chlor-alkali processing 7
LCP Chemicals Site showing Marsh and Dry Land Area (2004) 8 LCP Chemicals Site site boundary, creeks and Turtle River 9 Wastes Associated with LCP Chemicals Site Chemical EPAs 1994 Target
Lead 500 ppm - Currently 400 ppm 10 ATSDRs Evaluation Focused on dry-land soils Future site development Residential Commercial/industrial
Divided property into acre grids Current distribution of contamination in soil Some off-site soils Other pathways Fish and shellfish Marsh Groundwater 11
Mercury Contaminant Map Mercury Contaminant Map with Acre Grids 12 Health Evaluation
Used average concentration per grid Estimated exposure doses for children, adults, and workers Compared these doses to health guidelines Compared these doses to human and animal studies Described possible harmful health effects Identified grids that are a health concern For residential use For commercial or industrial use 13 Dark and medium blue grids concern for PCBs in soil
14 Dark blue grids concern for mercury in soil 15 Dark and medium blue grids concern for lead in soil 16 Dark blue grids concern for PAHs in soil 17 65 grids health concern for residential use
18 9 grids health concern for commercial or industrial use 19 Community Concerns Section in PHA that covers community health concerns Residents concerned about
Numerous health conditions Lungs, skin, muscles, nerves, heart, reproduction Contaminated water Air contamination Seafood Altamaha Canal 20 Conclusions
Certain dry-land areas have chemicals in soils -- PCBs -- Lead -- Mercury -- PAHs About 30 acres health concern for residential use 65 half-acre grids
About 5 acres health concern for commercial or industrial use 9 half-acre grids 21 Conclusions Some uncertainty exists in these conclusions.
PCB and mercury contamination remains in the marsh area near the site Clinker waste found on Clairmont Lane 22 Recommendations Do not develop the LCP Chemicals Site for residential, commercial, or industrial use unless steps are taken to prevent contact with PCBs, mercury, lead, and PAHs in soils.
23 Recommendations Collect sediment and fish samples from the Altamaha Canal the on-site pond Continue to monitor fish and shellfish from the Turtle River and the marsh near the LCP Chemicals Site
Investigate the clinker waste found in a back yard on Clairmont Lane 24 Question and Answer Session Stations 25 ATSDR Health and environmental messages
Health education/About ATSDR GA Department of Natural Resources/UGA Marine Extension Service Fish and shellfish advisory Mercury testing GA Department of Community Health/Chemical Hazards Program Childhood lead poisoning prevention Lead based paint testing
Glynn Environmental Coalition Local environmental group ATSDR Contact Information ATSDR/DHAC, MS F59 4770 Buford Hwy, NE Atlanta, GA 30341 Dr. David Mellard [email protected] 770-488-0727 Ms. Youlanda Outin [email protected]
770-488-0712 Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Division of Health Assessment and Consultation
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