Accession Number : ADA295254

Title :   Public Health Risk Assessment Report, Submerged Quench Incinerator, Task IRA-2, Basin F Liquids Treatment Design. Version 2.1.

Corporate Author : WOODWARD-CLYDE CONSULTANTS DENVER CO

PDF Url : ADA295254

Report Date : JAN 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 119

Abstract : This public health risk assessment evaluates the risks associate with the on-site incineration of basin F liquid at RMA. The populations evaluated include (1) on-site workers, (2) Irondale as a population center, (3) fencelike at the point of highest exposure, and (4) residences and school that had the highest modeled exposures. The range of carcinogenic risks for the populations evaluated is 3.26E-09 to 4.55E-07. These risks are less than the range accepted by the EPA at remediated superfund sites. The hazard index (noncarcinogenic toxic effects) values range from 2.47E-06 to 3.69E-03 and are not a cause for concern. The following steps in public health risk assessments are discussed: (1) Selection of indicator chemicals, (2) Selection of potentially exposed populations, (3) Identification of potential exposure pathways, and (4) Estimation of exposure concentrations.

Descriptors :   *EXPOSURE(GENERAL), *TOXIC HAZARDS, *CHEMICALS, *TOXICITY, TEST AND EVALUATION, RISK, HAZARDS, POPULATION, IDENTIFICATION, COMBUSTION, INDEXES, PERSONNEL, VALUE, ROCKY MOUNTAINS, PUBLIC HEALTH, INCINERATORS, INDICATORS.

Subject Categories : Toxicology
      Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE