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- All Subjects: Arizona
- Creators: Lin, Hsin-I
Kinder-Morgan installed monitoring wells around its Yuma Booster Station, which is surrounded by agricultural fields. Two of the monitoring wells are located on the North Gila Thomas estate property. The purpose of the monitoring wells is to provide early detection of potential contaminants associated with the pipeline running through the agricultural fields. MACTEC Engineering and Consulting, Inc. has provided laboratory data since April 2005. However, recent elevated readings of Volatile Fuel Hydrocarbons, Benzene, Toluene, Ethyl benzene, total Xylenes, and Methyl-tert-butyl Ether have caused concern. We have reviewed the groundwater sampling data collected from the two monitoring wells and conducted an assessment to evaluate whether the chemicals are at levels of public health concern.
Local residents expressed their concerns regarding the tailings from the Iron King Mine and Humboldt Smelter at Dewey-Humboldt, AZ. The purpose of this health consultation is to evaluate the available water and soil sampling results to determine if the detected metal levels pose adverse health effects when residents come into contact with the water or soil. In 2008, EPA initiated the field investigation portion of the Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study for the Site. The primary objectives of the RI/FS are to determine the nature and extent of contamination and to gather sufficient information so that EPA can select a long-term remedy that eliminates, reduces, or controls risks to human health. The investigation included the collection of airborne particulates, groundwater, surface water, surface soil, subsurface soil, and sediment data across the entire Site. Data from the RI/FS was not available at the time the health consultation was prepared and thus it was not incorporated into this health consultation.
Health Consultation - North Indian Bend Wash Miller Road Treatment Facility: Scottsdale, Maricopa County, AZ
The Arizona Department of Health Services reviewed existing data and performed a health consultation to evaluate the potentially adverse health effects due to VOCs created by air emissions from the Miller Road Treatment Facility. Prior to the existence of our current environmental regulations, local industries improperly disposed of organic solvents directly onto the ground or into dry wells. This subsequently contaminated all three levels of the aquifer.
The W.R. Grace facility in Phoenix, Arizona, received vermiculite concentrate from the Libby, Montana, vermiculite mine. W.R. Grace Company has owned and operated the Arizona site since 1964. In 1964 W.R. Grace purchased the company that had previously occupied the site and, following the relocation of its vermiculite exfoliation furnace from Glendale, Arizona, began processing vermiculite concentrate and marketing it under the Zonolite® brand. The objective of this health consultation is to evaluate exposure pathways and potential health effects in those persons who, between 1964 and 2002, may have been exposed to Libby asbestos as a result of vermiculite concentrate processing activities and waste materials from the W.R. Grace exfoliation facility in Phoenix.
Health consultation, evaluation of indoor air quality: Corona del Sol High School, Tempe, Maricopa County, Arizona
This health consultation follows up a previous report produced by ADHS in May 2008 and addresses previously unaddressed issues regarding possible exposure to and potential health risks from formaldehyde and volatile organic compounds in the indoor air at the school.
Health Consultation - Brush Ceramic Products - Evaluation of Beryllium Exposure: Tucson, Pima County, AZ
The officials of Sunnyside High School District and a United States Representative have expressed great concerns regarding the potential adverse health effects due to beryllium exposure in the vicinity of Brush Ceramic Products. The Arizona Department of Health Services was asked to determine whether beryllium released from Brush Ceramic’s plant poses a health threat to school children and employees, and residents in the vicinity of the facility.
Health Consultation - Ari-Zonolite (Buster's School of Street Rods Facility): Glendale, Maricopa County, AZ
This report evaluates the potential exposure pathways associated with vermiculite concentrate processing activities at the Ari-Zonolite facility. The site is located in the near downtown area of Glendale, approximately ½ mile from the city hall, downtown shops, and other buildings. The former Ari-Zonolite facility received vermiculite from the Libby, Montana, mine. From 1951 to 1964, the site was leased the site to the Ari-Zonolite Company. Following the removal of the vermiculite concentrate processing equipment in 1964, several businesses have occupied the site. None of these businesses were involved in vermiculite processing activities. The last occupant of the former vermiculite processing building was an automotive restoration business, which vacated the site in 2002.
An update to the Flagstaff Regional Plan 2030 (FRP30), to bring its Road Network Illustration (Map 25) into compliance with Arizona Revised Statute requirements and to resolve inconsistencies between Map 25 and parts of the Flagstaff City Code. This update does not alter the intent of FRP30; it is only concerned with correcting errors, removing legal vulnerability, and improving the readability of FRP30.
Health Consultation - Evaluation of Primary Metals in Private Drinking Water Wells in the Walker Area: Prescott, Yavapai County, AZ
In September 2005, some concerned Walker residents contacted the Arizona Department of Health Services in regards to the quality of groundwater in the area. The residents petitioned ADHS to perform well water tests to determine the character of the water, and whether there is any potential health risk associated with consuming or using the water. In response to the concerned community members and in agreement with the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, ADHS collected water samples from the site and completed a health consultation. This health consultation evaluates if the levels of lead and other metals in the private wells in Walker area pose any adverse health effects.
Health Consultation - Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Topock Groundwater Study - Evaluation of Chromium in Groundwater Wells: Golden Shores and Topock, Mohave County, AZ
From May 2005 to June 2005, the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality conducted a study, Potable Well Sampling Task 4.0, to determine if the chromium and chromium VI plume due to the discharge of the Pacific Gas and Electronic Topock Compressor Station has migrated under the Colorado River and impacted water supplies in Arizona. The ADEQ investigated the total chromium and hexavalent chromium (chromium VI) concentrations in (1) public water supply wells, (2) combined industrial and domestic water supply wells, and (3) private domestic water supply wells at Topock and Golden Shores, Arizona. The communities of Topock and Golden Shores have expressed their concerns regarding the findings. Thus, the ADEQ requested the Arizona Department of Health Services to evaluate the potential health effects of exposure to well water contaminated with chromium.