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Title: Health assessment for North Cavalcade Street National Priorities List (NPL) Site, Houston, Texas, Region 6. CERCLIS No. TXD980873343. Final report

Abstract

The North Cavalcade Street site is a National Priorities List site located in Houston, Texas. The site is the former location of a wood-treatment facility. There are approximately 4500 residents within a one-mile radius of the site. The site is contaminated with various chemicals including polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and to some extent lead and arsenic. Exposures of public health concern to site contaminants may occur via dermal contact with and indirect ingestion of soil. There is a potential for ingestion exposure to contaminated ground water if remedial measures do not remove the contamination or are unsuccessful at controlling the migration of contamination. The public health threat posed by potential ingestion of contaminated food chain entities cannot be evaluated with the information provided.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Atlanta, GA (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5254682
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 5254682
Report Number(s):
PB-90-111808/XAB
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURE; HEALTH HAZARDS; INDUSTRIAL WASTES; LAND POLLUTION; SUPERFUND; WOOD PRODUCTS INDUSTRY; ARSENIC; GROUND WATER; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS; PROGRESS REPORT; PUBLIC HEALTH; RISK ASSESSMENT; VOLATILE MATTER; AROMATICS; DOCUMENT TYPES; ELEMENTS; HAZARDS; HYDROCARBONS; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; INDUSTRY; LAWS; MATTER; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; POLLUTION; POLLUTION LAWS; SEMIMETALS; WASTES; WATER 320305* -- Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization-- Industrial & Agricultural Processes-- Industrial Waste Management; 540220 -- Environment, Terrestrial-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (1990-); 290300 -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Environment, Health, & Safety

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Not Available. Health assessment for North Cavalcade Street National Priorities List (NPL) Site, Houston, Texas, Region 6. CERCLIS No. TXD980873343. Final report. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Not Available. Health assessment for North Cavalcade Street National Priorities List (NPL) Site, Houston, Texas, Region 6. CERCLIS No. TXD980873343. Final report. United States.
Not Available. Wed . "Health assessment for North Cavalcade Street National Priorities List (NPL) Site, Houston, Texas, Region 6. CERCLIS No. TXD980873343. Final report". United States. doi:.
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abstractNote = {The North Cavalcade Street site is a National Priorities List site located in Houston, Texas. The site is the former location of a wood-treatment facility. There are approximately 4500 residents within a one-mile radius of the site. The site is contaminated with various chemicals including polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and to some extent lead and arsenic. Exposures of public health concern to site contaminants may occur via dermal contact with and indirect ingestion of soil. There is a potential for ingestion exposure to contaminated ground water if remedial measures do not remove the contamination or are unsuccessful at controlling the migration of contamination. The public health threat posed by potential ingestion of contaminated food chain entities cannot be evaluated with the information provided.},
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year = {Wed Aug 24 00:00:00 EDT 1988},
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