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Title: Public-health assessment for Westinghouse (Sunnyvale Plant), Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County, California, Region 9, CERCLIS No. CAD001864081. Final report

Abstract

Located in Sunnyvale, California, the Westinghouse Electric Corporation Sunnyvale Plant is an active manufacturing facility currently manufacturing steam generators, marine propulsion systems, and missle launching systems for the Department of Defense. Between the mid-1950's and 1964, Westinghouse manufactured and tested electrical transformers in a building located at the southeastern part of the site near a water reservoir tank. The transformers contained mineral oil and Inerteen, which consisted principally of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and trichlorobenzene (TCB), as thermal insulating fluids. Handling and storage of Inerteen primarily led to soil and shallow groundwater contamination. In 1984 and 1985, Westinghouse removed contaminated soils along fencelines and railroad spurs. The remaining contamination exists principally in the southeastern part of the site near a water reservoir tank where the Inerteen storage tank and the associated pipelines were located. Based on information reviewed, the Agency for Toxic Substances Disease Registry (ATSDR) and the California Department of Health Services (CDHS) consider this site to be a public health hazard due to the past exposure to PCBs that nearby residences and on-site workers may have experienced.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Atlanta, GA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
6994751
Report Number(s):
PB-93-112571/XAB
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; CALIFORNIA; POLLUTION; CHLORINATED ALIPHATIC HYDROCARBONS; ECOLOGICAL CONCENTRATION; GROUND WATER; CONTAMINATION; SOILS; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; LAND POLLUTION; PUBLIC HEALTH; REMEDIAL ACTION; RISK ASSESSMENT; TRANSFORMERS; WATER POLLUTION; WORKING FLUIDS; DEVELOPED COUNTRIES; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; FLUIDS; HALOGENATED ALIPHATIC HYDROCARBONS; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; MATERIALS; NORTH AMERICA; ORGANIC CHLORINE COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC HALOGEN COMPOUNDS; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; USA; WATER; 540220* - Environment, Terrestrial- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport- (1990-); 560300 - Chemicals Metabolism & Toxicology

Citation Formats

. Public-health assessment for Westinghouse (Sunnyvale Plant), Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County, California, Region 9, CERCLIS No. CAD001864081. Final report. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
. Public-health assessment for Westinghouse (Sunnyvale Plant), Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County, California, Region 9, CERCLIS No. CAD001864081. Final report. United States.
. 1992. "Public-health assessment for Westinghouse (Sunnyvale Plant), Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County, California, Region 9, CERCLIS No. CAD001864081. Final report". United States.
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abstractNote = {Located in Sunnyvale, California, the Westinghouse Electric Corporation Sunnyvale Plant is an active manufacturing facility currently manufacturing steam generators, marine propulsion systems, and missle launching systems for the Department of Defense. Between the mid-1950's and 1964, Westinghouse manufactured and tested electrical transformers in a building located at the southeastern part of the site near a water reservoir tank. The transformers contained mineral oil and Inerteen, which consisted principally of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and trichlorobenzene (TCB), as thermal insulating fluids. Handling and storage of Inerteen primarily led to soil and shallow groundwater contamination. In 1984 and 1985, Westinghouse removed contaminated soils along fencelines and railroad spurs. The remaining contamination exists principally in the southeastern part of the site near a water reservoir tank where the Inerteen storage tank and the associated pipelines were located. Based on information reviewed, the Agency for Toxic Substances Disease Registry (ATSDR) and the California Department of Health Services (CDHS) consider this site to be a public health hazard due to the past exposure to PCBs that nearby residences and on-site workers may have experienced.},
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